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Md. Dept. of Natural Resources announces winners of 17th annual photo contest

The Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner: Red Morph Eastern Screech Owl by Zaphir Shamma of Gunpowder.

Agency announces winners and asks for your Facebook vote for fan favorite

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the winners of the 2020 Natural Resources Photo Contest. Zaphir Shamma of Gunpowder won the grand prize for his photo of an eastern screech owl nestled in a tree cavity.

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Baltimore County postman delivers mail with a big dose of kindness


Rick Einheltz has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years. He took the job because it promised a stable career after his military service, and he’s devoted to the Baltimore route, just past the city-county line, that he’s worked for 15 years.

“I’ve established really nice relationships along the way,” he says.

One such relationship is with the Croft family. Ericka and Russell first met Rick around the time their oldest child, Shapard, was born. In the ensuing years, the Croft family grew from one child to four, and each member struck up a special rapport with their friendly postal worker.

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Substance abuse deaths in Maryland spike during pandemic


Capital News Service

The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a spike in methamphetamine, alcohol, cocaine, and opioid-related overdose deaths in Maryland, according to a state health department report released Tuesday.

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Maryland sends personnel and equipment to help fight wildfires out West

Oregon Fires, 2020. Author: Bruhmoney77, via Wikimedia Commons. “Photo I took outside of my house of the sky at one point on September 8th due to the fires at a high school close to me.” Find the original photo here.

As the West Coast continues to battle historic wildfires, the state of Maryland is lending its support to response efforts in California and Oregon.

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