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Last Chance For Maryland Residents To Weigh In On Derecho Outages

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For the thousands of Maryland residents who lost power during the strong "Derecho" storm that blew through in late June the deadline is approaching to have their voices heard by the Maryland Public Service Commission.

Monday is the last day for members of the public to submit comments about power companies' handling of the derecho outages. The Maryland Public Service Commission regulates the state's electric companies and says residents can submit comments through their website.

The PSC is planning hearings with utility companies on Sept. 13 and 14.


Looking For A Podcast? Try 'Fugitive Waves'

Jenna Weiss-Berman, director of audio at Buzzfeed, says this podcast, produced by Kitchen Sisters Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, offers a gorgeous and complete soundscape.

New York City To Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

New York City has implemented a new rule requiring chain restaurants to put sodium warnings on their menus. Menu items that contain lots of salt will be marked with an icon of a salt shaker.
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Proposal Seeks To Weaken Special Interests' Influence Over D.C. Elections

In the aftermath of the FreshPAC scandal, the D.C. Council is looking at ways to reduce the impact of high-dollar special interests on local elections. The answer, according to some legislators, is public financing.
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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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