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Board of Public Works approves natural gas pipeline permit

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Capital News Service – The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a wetlands license for 76 feet of drilling under the Wicomico River to extend a natural gas pipeline on the Eastern Shore.

The approximately seven-mile-long pipeline was proposed in order to keep up with growing agricultural, business, and residential use and will run from Salisbury in Wicomico County to near Princess Anne in Somerset County.

Homelessness in Maryland worsens during the pandemic

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Capital News Service – The coronavirus pandemic has increased the strain on groups that work to prevent homelessness in Maryland, with experts saying single mothers and people of color are being hurt the most.

Hogan cautions Marylanders while COVID-19 surges again

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Governor Larry Hogan announces new restrictions to prevent transmission of COVID 19. Image via Facebook.

Capital News Service – A national surge in coronavirus cases and the highest positivity rate in Maryland since June has caused Gov. Larry Hogan to implement some restrictions and prepare for hospital surges while bracing against a trend that officials say is concerning.

Over 150,000 confirmed cases and 4,084 deaths have been reported in Maryland as of Tuesday, with a 5.24% testing positivity rate. The state crossed the 5% mark on Monday — the first time since June.

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