Dr. Clifford Mitchell with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the two victims had underlying medical conditions and were over 65, putting them at a higher risk of heat-related death.
It was a disappointing night for Maryland's current Attorney General, Doug Gansler, who was defeated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary by rival Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown. But at his election party, he remained diplomatic.
At times, it was a bruising primary, filled with negative ads and sharp-elbowed debates, and the early primary date didn't help either as voter turnout was low across the board. But all that matters is the final result—and it was a clear, resounding victory for Anthony Brown.
Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay recently signed what some environmentalists are calling a landmark agreement that recommits the effort to clean up the bay and broadens the approach to solving the problem.
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