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When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised. But a new federal report , released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for. The FDA initiative, which was cre…
03.24 / 10:24
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Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber's campaign for culture change. The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters. Huf…
03.24 / 10:24
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Editor’s note: Ever since the Whig concluded its “Voices of Recovery” series in 2015, many have asked the paper to continue discussing recovery and addiction. As an extension of that focus, we now present “Shift the Focus” an every-other-week column…
03.24 / 10:11
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This year’s Talent Hunt contestants with members of Pi Omega Chapter and the Pi Omega Foundation at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture on March 5, 2…
More than 800 suits were provided to veterans in the Fort Meade…
Baltimore’s tourism counts as a $5 billion i…
Maryland New Directions prepares for the Semi-Finals with only eight of the original 56 nonprofits in Baltimore remaining in the…
A fatal crash narrows the ramp from the Inner Loop of the Beltway to Charles…
03.24 / 10:07
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In a bid to improve the health insurance purchasing clout of small businesses, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives dusted off a piece of controversial legislation more than a decade old and passed it this week as part of their effort to remake the market after they throw out the Affordable Care Act. The bill, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017 , had the support of 232 Republicans and 4 Democrats. It now heads to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain, experts say.…
03.24 / 09:16
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Oh people: it's been one of those weeks again. The focus on immigration continues, as the government promises to punish sanctuary cities and cities that have chosen not to do ICE's work for it by detaining undocumented immigrants until that agency can collect them for deportation. A number of police departments, including the LAPD, have indicated widespread fear of deportation in immigrant communities has had deleterious effects on how the police do their jobs. Stories like this one just…
03.24 / 09:16
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A man and a child have died after four people were shot in Waldorf Thursday…
03.24 / 04:44
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Vick went all Vince Carter circa 2000 and pulled off a 360 dunk, sending the crowd and his teammates into an absolute…
03.24 / 04:41
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High pressure overhead is providing for mostly sunny skies and light winds across the region this…
03.24 / 04:41
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The fear around immigration and deportation was the focus of an education investigative hearing held by Baltimore City…
03.24 / 04:41
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Serious allegations of a rape inside a Maryland high school are now part of the national conversation on illegal…
03.24 / 04:41
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(March 24, 2017) The Worcester County Board of Education submitted two items to the county government this week as it prepares for final budget approval on a total request from the county of about $95.6 million, or almost half, of the county’s total proposed budget. The process remains unpopular with at least two of the county commissioners, Chip Bertino and Ted Elder, who blame the state’s funding formula for …
(March 24, 2017) The financial gap between revenues and requested expenditures in Worcester County government’s proposed budget is about $5 million at this stage, County Administrator Harold Higgins told the county commissioners Tuesday, but even that is off by another $1.7 million. That’s how much the draft version of the FY 2017/18 plan proposes to take from the county’s reserve fund to reduce the shortfall to …
(March 24, 2017) If Ocean City government ends its decades-long regulation of the local towing industry, tow rates will increase dramatically, car retrieval convenience will go down and visitors will suffer. That’s what Chris Cropper, of Cropper & Sons Towing and Recovery, said after learning that the council was considering a new hands-off policy brought about by the planned redevelopment of the Public Works …
(March 24, 2017) The Town of Ocean City and Local 4269 of the International Association of Fire Fighters now have a formal deal. Although the city and the union agreed to terms earlier this month, the three-year agreement did not become official until Monday night, when representatives of both parties signed the new contract. But just because the ink is on the document, it doesn’t mean the union has to like …
(March 24, 2017) Forty-five female lifeguards were among the 180 full-time and part-time members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol who watched over Ocean City’s beaches last year. Nearly 40 years ago, there was only one. In 1978, Susan Cain, 22, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania was the first woman to be accepted into the Beach Patrol’s ranks after completing a quarter-mile swim in rough current, performing a simulated …