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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday May 17, 2020 ( 22 items )  

Baltimore Gas and Electric Multi-Year Customer Relief, Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan Will Assist With Pandemic Economic Recovery
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 16 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric, a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: BGE filed a multi-year customer relief and energy infrastructure investment plan with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) designed to aid in the region's recovery from the pandemic and to continue improvements to the electric and natural gas systems serving 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. Covering the years  more

Calif. A.G. Becerra: Bipartisan Coalition of Leaders and Experts Support Supreme Court Fight to Protect ACA
SACRAMENTO, California, May 15 -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following news release: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that a diverse group of bipartisan attorneys general, economists, patient groups, hospitals, healthcare providers, insurance companies, cities, counties, tribes, and more filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court supporting California's defense of the healthcare system and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The amici coalition also includes   more

Community College of Baltimore County Launches Several End-of-Semester Projects Online
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 12 -- The Community College of Baltimore County issued the following news release: The end of the academic year traditionally is a time when students at County College of Morris (CCM) are able to exhibit their work on campus and other locations, demonstrating the knowledge and skills they acquired in their programs of study. While that is not possible this year, several professors have turned to online formats to display the work created and produced by CCM students to   more

D.C. A.G. Racine, Md. A.G. Frosh Issue Statement on Court Victory in Emoluments Lawsuit
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued the following statement on May 14: District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a joint statement on today's favorable ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the Emoluments Clause lawsuit brought by the District and Maryland against President Trump. The District and Maryland sued President Trump for violating the Emolum  more

Discovery Education Adds Content to Award-Winning Digital Services That Engages Students at Home, in Classroom, or Wherever Learning is Taking Place
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 15 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release on May 13: Discovery Education announces the addition of hundreds of new digital assets to its award-winning digital services. The new content, sourced from trusted content partners and added to the award winning Discovery Education Experience and Science and Social Studies Techbooks, empowers educators to engage students in instruction across a number of K-12 academ  more

Discovery Education Experience, Discovery Education STEM Connect Earn Prestigious EdTech Awards
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 13 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release on May 12: Discovery Education Experience--the comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas--was recently announced the winner of an Edtech Award in the Product or Service Setting a Trend category. In addition, Discovery Education STEM Connect, the web-based, interdisciplinary K-8 supplemental STEM resource, was named the E  more

Discovery Education: Georgia Teen Selected as Grand Prize Winner in National Teen Safe Driving PSA Competition
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 15 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Toyota and Discovery Education announced the winners of the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national safe-driving public service announcement competition for high school students. From the nearly 1,000 submissions across all 50 states, ten winners were selected, along with 24 state merit prizes and one People's Choice winner. See all the winners at teendrive365.com.  more

Harford Community College Receives Grant for New P-TECH Program in Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity
BEL AIR, Maryland, May 13 [TNSgrants] -- Harford Community College issued the following news release: Harford Community College (HCC) received a $33,961 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Perkins Innovation grant from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to support their current Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program. Offered in partnership with Harford County Public Schools (HCPS), the lead institution, and the Communications and Electronics Command (C  more

Johns Hopkins University: What We Can't See Can Help Us Find Things
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 13 [TNSgeneralresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: Anyone who's ever tried to find something in a hurry knows how helpful it is to think about the lost item's color, size and shape. But surprisingly, traits of an object that you can't see also come into play during a search, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. When participants were asked to spot everyday objects in clutter, they found them about 20 percent faster if they cou  more

Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg Philanthropies, N.Y. Launch Online Course to Train Army of Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 12 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: With the urgent need to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, launched a free online course to help train a new cadre of contact tracers to reach and assist people exposed to the virus. Taking and passing this course will be a requirement for thousands of contact tracers being hired by the state  more

Maryland A.G. File Supreme Court Brief in California, Et Al. Vs. Texas, Et Al.
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 14 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh led an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting a coalition of states defending the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against efforts by the Trump Administration and a group of states led by Texas to repeal the entire ACA. In California, et al., v. Texas, et al., the Supreme Court agreed to review a recent Fifth Circuit decision that held the ACA'  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Leads Coalition Urging Trump Administration to Protect Health, Safety of U.S. Meat, Poultry Workers
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 13 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in calling for President Trump to take immediate action to ensure the health and safety of meat and poultry processing plant employees, who have been deemed essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 28, Trump signed an Executive Order invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) in an attempt  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Dentist for Failing to Provide Patient Medical Records
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 16 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that his Consumer Protection Division has obtained a court order requiring Dr. Neil R. Woods, D.D.S., and his corporation, Neil R. Woods, D.D.S, P.A., to protect and provide his former patients access to their dental records. In a complaint filed in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, the Division alleged Dr. Woods failed to provid  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Sues Environmental Protection Agency for Limiting Enforcement of Federal Environmental, Public Health
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 14 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on May 13: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of nine attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging its policy of not enforcing bedrock monitoring and reporting obligations under a wide range of federal environmental laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition argues that EPA's policy, the "Temporary Policy  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges Whole Foods, Its Owner Amazon to Strengthen Worker Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 13 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on May 12: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 13 attorneys general calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to strengthen measures to protect the health and safety of their workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter (https://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/news documents/051220_Amazon_WF_letter.pdf) sent to the companies, the attorneys general request updated in  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Gradual Reopenings With Flexible, Community-Based Approach
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Stage One of the 'Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,' which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory and the gradual reopenings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. Stage One will be implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdicti  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site at Carroll County Ag Center
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state will further expand its drive-thru COVID-19 testing program by opening a new site on Thursday, May 14 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster. The Ag Center site will be the first state-sponsored, community-based testing site in Carroll County, increasing the testing options available to area residents. Governor Hogan recently announced a  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces UnitedHealthcare Files to Enter Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Individual Market
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 13 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that national health insurer UnitedHealthcare has filed to offer individual health plans through Maryland Health Connection in 2021. "We are very pleased United has chosen to enter Maryland's individual market," said Governor Hogan. "During this public health crisis, it's more important than ever for Marylanders to have access to a robust marketplace with different opt  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Maryland Moves Into Stage One of Recovery With Flexible, Community-Based Approach
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 16 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Stage One of the 'Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery' takes effect at 5:00 pm, with the state moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory, and gradual reopenings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. As the governor announced on Wednesday, Stage One will be implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individu  more

St. John's Annapolis Celebrates First Virtual Commencement
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 16 -- St. John's College issued the following information: "While we cannot be together in the same place as we would've hoped, we can share this moment in time--a small miracle for which I am grateful." With those words, Annapolis President Pano Kanelos kicked off the first virtual Commencement ceremony in the history of St. John's College. Sunday, May 10 was a gorgeous day in Annapolis, with a sunny, breezy temperament perfect for the campus's 228th Commencement. Or  more

St. John's College: John Kane Brings Johnnie Traditions to Easton, MD
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 12 -- St. John's College issued the following information: The Annapolis Cup is a beloved tradition that dates back more than three decades--a chance for Johnnies, Navy Midshipmen, and members of the Annapolis community to dress in their finest and congregate on the St. John's campus to welcome spring with a hotly contested croquet match. Since the first Annapolis Cup in 1982, the annual contest has become a hallmark of not just the two historic schools but the city its  more

University of Arkansas: Journalism Students Report on Homelessness for National Project
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, May 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Arkansas issued the following news: A class of journalism students examined homelessness in Northwest Arkansas as part of a national reporting project coordinated by the University of Maryland's Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. The Advanced Reporting and Data Analysis course in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media focused on the number of homeless school children, issues with homeless women, veterans an  more