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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday May 10, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Johns Hopkins University: Life on the Rocks Helps Scientists Understand How to Survive in Extreme Environments
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 7 -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: By studying how the tiniest organisms in the Atacama Desert of Chile, one of the driest places on Earth, extract water from rocks, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, University of California, Irvine, and U.C. Riverside revealed how, against all odds, life can exist in extreme environments. A report of the findings published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show how life   more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Strengthen Paycheck Protection Program
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 7 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 23 state attorneys general in calling for key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that funds are distributed fairly and equitably. In a letter (https://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/news documents/050620_Congressional_Leadership_PPP_letter.pdf) to Congressional leadership, the attorneys general express   more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Leads Coalition Urging FERC to Halt Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects During COVID-19 Crisis
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 8 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh led a coalition of 11 attorneys general in calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to impose an immediate moratorium on approvals of all new and pending applications for natural gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities, and related fossil-fuel infrastructure projects until the end of the COVID-19 crisis. "The C  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges Stronger Industry Response to Illegal Robocalls
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 6 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general in calling on USTelecom, the leading organization representing telecommunications provider, and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue its collaboration with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers. The letter (ht  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Addresses Maryland National Guard Soldiers Ahead of Middle East Deployment
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 6 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on May 5: Governor Larry Hogan visited BWI Marshall Airport to express his support and gratitude for more than 130 members of the Maryland Army National Guard's 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade and the 629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion as they prepared for deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Soldiers from the 58th and 629th will provide intelligence c  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Continued Expansion of COVID-19 Testing at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Stations
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 5 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state will continue to expand its COVID-19 testing program by opening a new drive-thru site on Tuesday, May 5 at the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) station in Hagerstown. The Hagerstown site will be the first state-run, drive-thru testing site in Western Maryland. Last Wednesday, Governor Hogan announced an expanded testing strategy focused on high  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Legislative Actions
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 8 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2020 legislative session: "The General Assembly passed a number of bills worthy of consideration, but COVID-19 has caused sudden and unprecedented economic turmoil. The impact from COVID-19 on state and local budgets, on small businesses, and on struggling Marylanders is devastating and is potentially wors  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Resumption of Elective Medical Procedures, Broadening of Outdoor Activities Under Stay at Home Order
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 7 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on May 6: As Maryland continues preparations to begin Stage One of the 'Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,' Governor Larry Hogan announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities under the state's Stay at Home order. These directives have the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, including leading doctors and public heal  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Provides Update on PPE Supply, Critical Building Block of Recovery Plan
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 6 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan provided an update on the State of Maryland's supply of personal protective equipment, and announced that the state has launched the Maryland Manufacturing Network Supplier Portal, an online platform that helps connect Maryland suppliers with buyers in need of critical resources. PPE Update. Increasing Maryland's supply of PPE is one of the four building blocks Governor Hogan ann  more

Morgan State University Awarded $500K Grant From National Park Service
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 2 -- Morgan State University issued the following news: Morgan State University (MSU) announces the receipt of a $500,000 grant award from the National Park Service (NPS) to advance the federal agency's commitment to the preservation of historic structures on campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The grant awarded to Morgan will underwrite complete restoration of the original windows of the University Memorial Chapel. "We are thankful to rec  more

Two USM Institutions, Georgetown U. Join UB in Participating in Second Chance Pell Program
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 2 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: The University of Baltimore is welcoming two of its fellow University System of Maryland institutions--Bowie State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore--as well as Georgetown University as supporters of the U.S. Department of Education's Second Chance Pell Grant Experiment. It's a nationwide effort to increase educational access to incarcerated people, and, in turn, reduce recidivism.  more

University of Maryland: New, Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing Opens Door to AI-Driven Materials Discovery
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 2 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: Scientists in the University of Maryland (UMD)'s A. James Clark School of Engineering have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials that has promising applications for solid-state batteries, fuel cells, 3D printing technologies, and beyond. Ceramics are widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments--but conventional cera  more

West Virginia PSC Issues Order Involving Bonnie's II Transportation
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, May 9 -- The Public Service Commission of West Virginia issued the following order (Case No. 19-0823-MC-C): BONNIE GORDON, doing business as BONNIE'S I1 TRANSPORTATION, Boonesboro, Maryland. Application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to operate as a common carrier by motor vehicle in the transportation of passengers by limousine in Berkeley County. PROCEDURAL ORDER This Procedural Order orders once again the publication of the application, as amended,  more