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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 27 items )  

3M, Discovery Education Recognize 27 State Merit Winners in 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 23 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: 3M and Discovery Education announced the 27 State Merit Winners in the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. As the nation's premier middle school science competition, these young scientists submitted outstanding projects utilizing the power of STEM to improve the world. The 3M Young Scientist Challenge asks students in grades 5-8 to identify an everyday problem they  more

Amazon Funding Computer Science Education for 132 Prince George's County Public Schools Elementary Schools
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland, June 24 -- Prince George's County Public Schools issued the following news release: Amazon and Prince George's County Public Schools announced that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development for 132 elementary schools in the district, impacting more than 49,000 students from underserved and underrepresented communities. Amazon is working with BootUp, a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in elementary school e  more

CVS Health, Md. Gov. Hogan, Congressman Mfume, Mayor Young Announce Opening of COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site in Baltimore
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 27 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: CVS Health, Governor Larry Hogan, Congressman Kweisi Mfume, and Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young announced the opening of a rapid COVID-19 testing site in Baltimore. Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, supported by CVS Pharmacy employees, will staff the testing operation. Testing will be provided at no cost to patients. "Our partnership with CVS H  more

Delmarva Power Increasing Funding for Local Community Colleges, Small Businesses With Innovative $175,000 Support Program
NEWARK, Delaware, June 26 -- Delmarva Power issued the following news release: As part of its ongoing support for customers and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delmarva Power has announced it will donate $75,000 through its Community Scholars Program to support local Delaware and Maryland students seeking careers in energy and related fields. The company also is expanding its support for small business recovery by donating $100,000 to small business relief funds in Delaware and M  more

Discovery Education: 3M Young Scientist Challenge Announces 2020 National Finalists
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 24 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: 3M and Discovery Education announced the top 10 finalists in the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. As the nation's premier middle school science competition, these young scientists submitted outstanding projects utilizing the power of STEM to improve the world. This year's finalists, four girls and six boys ranging in age from 12-14, identified an everyday proble  more

Girl Scouts of the USA, Discovery Education Receive 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Award for Girls Get STEM Initiative
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 25 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Discovery Education announced that EdTech Breakthrough - a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market - has selected the Girls Get STEM Initiative from Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education as the winner of the "Best Science Learning Solution" award in the second annu  more

Gov. Hogan: Maryland Unites - More Than 200 Maryland Companies and Nonprofits Contribute to COVID-19 Relief Efforts
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 23 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 22: Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 200 Maryland companies and nonprofit organizations across the state have supported their communities' response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "During one of the most daunting challenges of our lifetime, businesses of all sizes have stepped up to the plate by volunteering their time, labor, and resources," said Governor Hogan. "From sewing face mas  more

Hood College: Frederick Food Security Network Awarded Grant From Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.
FREDERICK, Maryland, June 24 -- Hood College issued the following news: Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., has awarded Hood College's Frederick Food Security Network (FFSN) $7,500 in COVID-19 emergency funds to hire two agricultural assistants during the peak of the growing season for 10 weeks. These hires will allow the FFSN to provide fresh produce to the people who need it most. "This generous donation from Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., will allow us to hire two students to help in our five commun  more

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology: Collaboration is Key to Achieving Translational Goals
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 24 -- Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology issued the following news: By Luke Thorstenson, director of corporate partnerships The translation of research from discovery to invention and eventually to the market has always been a major focus for the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT). Because INBT has a diverse range of research topics, we continue to expand our translational programming and support to meet the needs of our faculty, fellows, and students.   more

Johns Hopkins University: Linking Hospital and Other Records Can Predict Both Fatal and Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 25 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the odds of a fatal opioid overdose were 1.5 times higher for individuals with one to two visits to the emergency department for any medical issue than for people with no hospital visits. The researchers also found that individuals with a hospital visit where opioid use disorde  more

Johns Hopkins University: Researchers Discover Critical New Allergy Pathway
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 26 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis. The researchers, whose study was published online June 22 in Nature Immunology, found that allergy-triggering molecules from dust mites can interact with an immu  more

Johns Hopkins University: Seminar Series Starting Friday Aims to Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 25 -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump's election. The American Democracy Collaborative is scheduled to kick off its Democracy 20/20 webinar series with a 1 p.m. session called "The Protests and U.S. Democracy" to discuss how recent demonstra  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Brief Challenging Trump Administration's Refusal to Open Special Enrollment Period on HealthCare.Gov in Response to COVID-19
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 23 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the City of Chicago's lawsuit challenging U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) for failing to create a special enrollment period in response to COVID-19. Individuals in 38 states rely on the federal exchange, HealthCare.Gov, for health insurance. In the amicus brief,  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Brief Supporting California's Ammunition Regulations
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 23 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in defending California's requirement that gun dealers conduct background checks prior to all ammunition sales and that all ammunition sales occur face-to-face. In an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the coalition argues that states have the right to enact reasonable fir  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Coalition to File Lawsuit Against Department of Education For Illegal Elimination of Safeguards for College Students
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 25 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined 18 other attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from eliminating critical protections for students considering enrolling in for-profit colleges and vocational schools. For years, for-profit and vocational colleges engaged in fraudulent and abusive practices - including deceptive marketing - to con  more

Maryland PSC to Hold Virtual Public Hearing For Easton Utilities Commission Rate Case
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 25 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a virtual public comment hearing Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. on Easton Utilities Commission's "Make Whole" rate case. An evidentiary hearing was held on April 17, 2020, to consider a settlement agreement and supporting testimony. Under the terms of the settlement, Easton Utilities would increase gas service rates by $81,865 and electric  more

Maryland-Led, Multi-Institutional Research Team Receives $10M to Transform Shellfish Farming With Smart Technology
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 25 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news on June 24: A multidisciplinary team led by engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) has received a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to accelerate sustainable shellfish aquaculture in the United States. The team, led by Professor Miao Yu of UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering, will develop novel technologi  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces $30 Million in Funding for Eviction Prevention Assistance
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 27 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their rent," said Governor Hogan. "While our eviction moratorium has helped families remain in safe and stable housing throu  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Maryland Has Distributed More Than 50 Million Units of Personal Protective Equipment
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 24 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland has now distributed more than 50 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals, state agencies, local health departments, and front line workers. Ramping up supply of PPE is one of the state's key building blocks for COVID-19 recovery. "One of the biggest challenges Maryland and our nation have faced in battling coronavir  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Over $45 Million in Education Funding to Help Students Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 25 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced the commitment of more than $45.6 million in additional education funding for K-12 technology improvements, community college workforce development programs, rural broadband initiatives, and other priorities in every jurisdiction in Maryland, particularly those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) A  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Safe and Phased Reopening Plan for Assisted Living Facilities
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 27 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 26: Governor Larry Hogan announced a safe and phased reopening plan for Maryland's assisted living facilities as part of the state's commitment to protect vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan requires universal screenings and face coverings for staff and visitors, mandates widespread testing, and allows for limited visitation. "As our state continues to reopen, we r  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Maryland's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%, Hospitalizations Under 500 For First Time in 12 Weeks
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 27 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 26: Maryland's key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to a new low of 4.92%, and hospitalizations falling below 500 for the first time in 12 weeks. "While we are unfortunately seeing rising case numbers in states across the country, here in Maryland, all of the key health metrics continue to trend in a very positive   more

Montana Democratic Party: Maryland Matt Rosendale Opposed Home Loans for Veterans, Gold Star Families
HELENA, Montana, June 26 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release: The Montana Democratic Party is taking a closer look at Maryland Matt's long history of opposing services for Montana's veterans. Today, we're looking at Rosendale's vote against creating a program that has helped hundreds of veterans and gold star families buy homes. The loan program was endorsed by the VFW, American Legion, and National Guard, but Maryland Matt still couldn't bring himself to do right  more

Pa. PUC Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Elected to Strong, Diverse Leadership Team for Regional Utility Regulators Organization
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 25 -- The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced that PUC Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille has been elected as part of a strong and diverse 2020-2021 leadership team for the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). Chairman Dutrieuille will serve as MACRUC Second Vice President for the coming year following an election by fellow utility regul  more

Pepco Increasing Funding to Local Community Colleges Donating $100,000 to Montgomery College
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, June 27 -- Montgomery College issued the following news release: Pepco announced several major grants to support students seeking careers in energy and related fields, including a $100,000 donation to Montgomery College. As part of the company's ongoing support for customers and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pepco will provide $400,000 to support students in the District of Columbia and Maryland who are pursuing higher education and vocational training--hel  more

University of Baltimore: Law Professors Examine Two Major Supreme Court Cases
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 24 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: Three University of Baltimore School of Law professors--Elizabeth Keyes, Garrett Epps and Michael Hayes--are providing analyses of back-to-back U.S. Supreme Court cases that may signal a change of direction in the nation's treatment of LGBTQ workers and young immigrants. Prof. Keyes, an expert in immigration law and faculty member serving in the school's Immigrant Rights Clinic, says the recent Depar  more

Update From Md. Gov. Hogan on COVID-19: 'We Must All Continue to Remain Vigilant'
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 26 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement regarding the state's ongoing response to COVID-19: "While yesterday the United States saw a record number of COVID-19 cases, in Maryland, our key health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction. Our daily positivity rate reached a new low of 4.38%, and our seven-day positivity rate fell to 5.05%. Our total current hospitalizations have dropped to 511, their lowest level in 83 days. We have now  more