The Role of Speeding in Fatal Car Crashes in St. Louis
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by Kiara Foux
4h ago
St. Louis, a vibrant city teeming with life, also grapples with a serious traffic safety issue: speeding. While we aim to reach our destinations on time, exceeding the speed limit can have devastating consequences. Traffic accidents, a daily occurrence in St. Louis, can escalate from minor fender-benders to life-altering tragedies when speed becomes a factor. This blog post focuses specifically on St. Louis, where speeding is a documented threat on the roads. An Overview of Road Rage in St. Louis In 2022, more than 7,000 lives were tragically lost in car accidents on the roads of St. Louis. Mo ..read more
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State Roundup: 3-county, 70-mile energy transmission line facing opposition; brother of Rachel Morin speaks at RNC; Bossie a Maryland star at RNC, Hogan is not
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by Cynthia Prairie
10h ago
THOUSANDS OPPOSING PROPOSED 3-COUNTY TRANSMISSION LINE: Thousands of farmers, homeowners and environmental advocates have packed into fire halls and senior centers this month to oppose a plan they only recently learned about: a proposed $424 million, 70-mile energy transmission line that would run through Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties. Rona Kobell and Penelope Blackwell/The Baltimore Banner. BROTHER OF MURDERED MOM RACHEL MORIN SPEAKS AT RNC: The brother of murdered Maryland mom Rachel Morin spoke Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Morin, a mother of five ..read more
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Brother of Bel Air murder victim speaks at the Republican convention
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by Capital News Service
10h ago
By CALEY FOX SHANNON MILWAUKEE – The brother of a Maryland woman whose 2023 murder has fanned the flames of immigration policy debate addressed a packed stadium of delegates Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. “Open borders are often portrayed as compassionate and virtuous,” said Michael Morin, 40, of Churchville, Maryland.“But there is nothing compassionate about allowing violent criminals into our country and robbing children of their mother. My sister’s death was preventable.” Rachel Morin, a 37-year-old mother of five, was reported missing August 5, 2023 ..read more
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On child care, a search for local solutions to a national problem
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by Capital News Service
1d ago
By MAX SCHAEFFER  and CAROLINE PECORA Transylvania County, North Carolina, tried to solve its child care shortage by spurring the development of small in-home day care facilities — but the effort ended up creating only two of them. Meanwhile in the mountains of western Colorado, Mesa County’s attempt to create 8,000 child care slots stalled at the 5,000 mark. And in Iowa, the state has crafted a program for publicly funded, privately operated day care centers, a system that has alleviated — but not ended — the child care shortage in the state. Such are the piecemeal efforts that localitie ..read more
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State Roundup: Moore moves forward with B’more light rail despite lag in ridership; Moore, Hogan call for less vitriol in political discourse; Alsobrooks camp chides Hogan over fake Alsobrooks site
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by Cynthia Prairie
1d ago
MOORE MOVES FORWARD WITH B’MORE LIGHT RAIL EVEN AS RIDERSHIP LAGS: Gov. Wes Moore is moving forward with a new east-west light rail project in Baltimore that could cost up to $7.2 billion to build and millions more to operate. Yet ridership on the region’s current north-south light rail system is about half of what it was before the coronavirus pandemic, and its costs keep ticking up. Dana Munro/The Baltimore Sun. MOORE, HOGAN CALL FOR LESS VITRIOL IN POLITICAL DISCOURSE: Maryland’s current and most recent governor separately called for a less vitriolic form of American politics ..read more
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Republican delegates hail Trump’s pick of Vance for running mate
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by Capital News Service
2d ago
By JAMES MATHESON and CALEY FOX SHANNON Capital News Service MILWAUKEE – Delegates at the Republican National Convention certified Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance Monday afternoon as Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, a pick that stirred resounding endorsements from Maryland and other state delegations. “I couldn’t be happier. A great selection, I’m 100% for it,” Jerry DeWolf, a delegate from Washington County told Capital News Service on the convention floor. “I’m just so excited to be here. And I’m proud that President Trump is fighting for America. I’m proud that Senator J.D. Vance g ..read more
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Maryland Republican National Convention delegates are a mix of political pros and newcomers
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by Capital News Service
2d ago
MILWAUKEE – The Maryland Republican Party has sent 24 delegates and 24 alternates from its eight congressional districts to the 2024 Republican National Convention here. The delegation is a mix of GOP elected officials, political activists and some newcomers. Delegates were elected to their positions in the May 14 primary election. All cast their votes for former President Donald Trump, who officially was nominated Monday afternoon. Below is a rundown of the state’s GOP leadership and delegates in Milwaukee. Capital News Service attempted to contact the people detailed below but, with one exc ..read more
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Welding Essentials: Must-Have Equipment for Every Project
Maryland Reporter
by Isabella Thomas
2d ago
Welding is dangerous when not handled properly. Individuals need specific tools to complete these jobs safely. The following safety items are essential for any person who uses a welder. Auto-Darkening Helmet  Always wear an auto-darkening helmet when operating a Lincoln multiprocess welder or any welder. This helmet protects the eyes, face, and neck from harm. Without it, a person is more susceptible to ultraviolet and infrared rays. Flash burns or severe sparks may also injure them. The shaded lens allows light to come in so the user can see through the helmet, also known as a hood.  ..read more
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State Roundup: Maryland officials decry deadly violence directed at Trump; detoured hazmat traffic using prohibited tunnels
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by Cynthia Prairie
2d ago
MARYLAND OFFICIALS DECRY DEADLY VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT TRUMP: Officials across Maryland are condemning the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump Saturday night. Gov. Wes Moore, a Democrat, spoke against political violence in his statement on X. “Political violence is unacceptable and against what our country stands for,” Moore wrote. “This kind of cowardice must be roundly condemned by all Americans. What happened today to President Trump is abhorrent and should never be tolerated. Ever.” Tony Roberts/The Baltimore Sun. Larry Hogan, Maryland’s former Republican governor and cur ..read more
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After Trump rally shooting, Maryland politicians across spectrum decry violence
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by Capital News Service
3d ago
By IMANI AGBIONU, EMILY CONDON, JAMES MATHESON, CALEY FOX SHANNON, DANIEL STEIN and KATHARINE WILSON Capital News Service MILWAUKEE – After a shooting at a Pennsylvania campaign rally Saturday left one attendee and a gunman dead and former President Donald Trump injured, Maryland officials on both sides of the aisle expressed support for victims and outrage at the act of political violence. “I condemn in the strongest possible terms what has happened in Pennsylvania today to President Trump,” Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Political violence is never acce ..read more
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