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Bill could legalize sale of popular 'high-risk' raw milk

A bill that would make the sale of raw milk legal in Maryland is being considered in the state legislature.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 11:58am EST

Tags: raw milk, dairy, dairy farms, Capital News Service

Abandoned horses struggle to recover after recession (Video)

Hundreds of Maryland's horses are homeless, abandoned by people who could not afford to care for them in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 08:14am EST

Tags: Maryland, horses, Capital News Service, homeless

More women entering prisons in U.S.

Women are entering the U.S. prison system at a faster rate, and they face an array of issues that male inmates don't, including pregnancy and higher rates of mental health issues stemming from the tangled web of trauma, homelessness, and sexual abuse. Drugs are often a way to cope.

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 04:36pm EST

Tags: Capital News Service, prison, women

Wood heat more popular, but there are environmental concerns

Bill Traver has sold wood stoves to customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia from his small shop in Hedgesville, W. Va., for nearly three decades, but over the past few years, he's seen an increase in sales.

Monday - 12/23/2013, 08:12pm EST

Tags: Wood heat, Capital News Service, energy

Bethesda DJ school teaches students how to spin (Video)

At the Beat Refinery, the D.C. metro area's only DJ School, world class DJs from around the country teach students the art of the turntables.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 05:03am EST

Tags: Bethesda, DJ, Capital News Service

Baltimore Hall of Fame bowler shines in fading sport

Danny Wiseman, a Dundalk native, became the first ten-pin bowler to be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame, on Nov. 14, where he joined past honorees like Cal Ripken, Jr.,and Babe Ruth. Unlike the baseball greats, the bowling star isn't a household name partly because his sport isn't as popular as it used to be.

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 10:00am EST

Tags: bowling, Capital News Service, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore

In novel Maryland program, children help parents learn English

U.S. Department of Education estimates show that 11 percent of Maryland adults aged 16 or older lack basic prose literacy skills the ability to read and answer questions about readings. With a lack of funding in adult education making it difficult to address the problem, groups like the Literacy Council are filling the gaps left by schools.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:55am EST

Tags: Literacy, reading, Capital News Service

Your phone is talking behind your back -- to your doctor

Your phone knows everything about you -- how much you walk, talk and what level of Candy Crush you're stuck on -- but soon it could be spilling secrets to your doctor.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 07:34am EST

Tags: phone, apps, doctor, health, Capital News Service

Md. oyster shell recycling program faces problems

Shell collection delays and confusion over tax incentives have recently caused setbacks in the region's oyster shell recycling campaign.

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 08:35am EST

Tags: Oysters, Annapolis, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, oyster shells, Capital News Service

Veteran uses spray paint to heal battlefield scars (Video)

Every artist has his favorite medium. For Jon Hancock, 30, that medium is spray paint.

Monday - 11/11/2013, 07:39am EST

Tags: Capital News Service, Artist, Brandon Goldner, veteran, Veterans Day

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