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Come July, Grain Alcohol Will Be Illegal In Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure banning the retail sale of alcohol that is 190-proof and stronger.
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O'Malley Signs Bill Increasing Minimum Wage To $10.10 By 2018

The state's minimum wage will rise from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January. The hourly wage will reach $8.25 in July 2015 and $8.75 in July 2016. It will go up to $9.25 in July 2017 and $10.10 in July 2018.
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Ask Me (Almost) Anything: Gov. O'Malley Faces Reddit Blowback

Before he signed legislation on the minimum wage, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley sat down to answer some questions from users of the popular social networking site Reddit. It did not go especially well.

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Maryland Officials Warn Of Insurance Pitfalls With Ridesharing Services

Maryland has joined six other states in issuing warnings to drivers for services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, saying their insurance may not offer enough protection.

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Family Keeps Wooden Shipbuilding Alive On Eastern Shore

A pair of ship builders on Maryland's Eastern Shore are keeping alive methods of wooden ship construction that was passed down to them from their father.

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Dates Set For Maryland Democratic Debates

Maryland Democrats will hold three gubernatorial debates before the June primary.

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New DC Laborfest To Celebrate Area Workers

The DC Labor Filmfest is being expanded this year to be part of a broader DC Laborfest, putting the spotlight on labor in the D.C. area.

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Salisbury University Suspends Another Fraternity

The fraternity, the third currently under suspension at Salisbury, is accused of sexually graphic and demeaning behaviors.
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On Saturday, Sculptures Will Race Across Baltimore — And Mediocrity Is The Goal

For the groups that will race movable sculptures across Baltimore on Saturday, being called "mediocre" isn't an insult — it's a badge of honor in the annual Kinetic Sculpture Race.
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Long Winter Leads To Fewer Crabs In The Chesapeake Bay

An annual survey by marine scientists shows a significant drop in the number of spawning-age female blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.