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Maryland Joins Effort To Increase Number Of Zero-Emission Cars On The Road

The Tesla Model S is a zero-emission car, though it sells for $70,000.
The Tesla Model S is a zero-emission car, though it sells for $70,000.

Maryland is one of eight states partnering together to put more than three million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the next ten years.

The Multi-State ZEV Action Plan includes states from both the East and West coasts, and hopes to put 3.3 million such vehicles on roads by the year 2025.

To achieve that goal, the plan lists three actions: Building the market for ZEV's, providing consistent rules and tracking for the vehicles and improving the experience of those who build them and those who use them. Specifically, the governors want to increase the number ZEV government vehicles in each state's fleet.

Tesla Motors is probably the best known car maker of ZEV's. It's Model S car sells for almost $70,000. The BMW i3, this year's World Green Car Award winner, starts at just over $41,000.

The other states partnering with Maryland are California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. All eight states have Democratic governors.

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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.
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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.
NPR

'The Big Dog' Bill Clinton Turns Into The Attack Dog Against Sanders In N.H.

The former president changed his tune and began to criticize Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sunday evening in New Hampshire, a sign how worried the Clintons are about Sanders' momentum.
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Call To Get All Maryland Students Internet Access Renewed This Year

Should all students in Maryland schools have access to the Internet and other digital resources? One Maryland Senator is taking up the call again this legislative session.

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