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Maryland’s new minimum wage: Cure for income inequality or political posturing?

In case you haven’t heard: Governor Martin O’Malley stated that his top priority of his final legislative session in office was to increase the state’s minimum wage. Maryland’s House of Delegates gave him his wish this month as they voted […]

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Maryland’s new minimum wage: Cure for income inequality or political posturing?

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In case you haven’t heard: Governor Martin O’Malley stated that his top priority of his final legislative session in office was to increase the state’s minimum wage. Maryland’s House of Delegates gave him his wish this month as they voted […]

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Snow plows hit the road in Maryland. (Anthony C. Hayes)

Winter storm to hit Maryland with up to 12 inches of snow

Snow plows hit the road in Maryland. (Anthony C. Hayes) Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency one day before a winter storm is expected to wreck havoc in

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus get a life: Columbia is fandabidozi (awesome)….

You might not know, as Americans, what the word FANDABIDOZI means. To me, as a Brit, it means 'super, marvelous, great, brilliant, fabulous'- or, if you like, 'awesome'. This is

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Best of Maryland Beer 2013

My alter ego, TheHopLocal, is a name that is supposed to represent supporting local beers. That doesn't mean I won't venture out of market, because I do quite often.

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Maryland Growler Laws: Fail

As I wrote a few weeks ago, I was in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. While I was there I made a few beer equipment purchases. More

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Maryland is the best place for women to live in America

Apparently, the best place in America to be a woman is Maryland. Well, that's good to know! Maryland has the biggest opportunities for high-level jobs, money and healthcare, according

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Ban your children from soda

HoCo Unsweetened At the pools in Columbia, Maryland this summer a bunch of people  were speaking my language. Not British English, but healthy American English. They were the guys and

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Interpreting the Confederate flag as a Brit

On my journeys, so far, I have not crossed paths much with the Confederate flag. My young, ignorant British viewings of the flag came from, yes, you guessed it: The

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Growing up gay in Maryland: Dale Knight’s story

Growing up in Maryland Dale Knight grew up in Maryland, and, as a gay man, has experienced a welcome change in attitude towards the gay community. The laws across the

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Customer satisfaction drives Columbia Auto Center

On a sun-soaked Friday morning at Columbia Auto Center, mechanics inspected car engines, office staff answered ringing phones, and customers waited to pick up their road-ready vehicles. Shop owners Dar

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