Mosquitoes In Area Test Positive For West Nile Virus

Officials in the Worcester County Health Department say a single sample of mosquitoes from the Ocean Pines area has tested positive for the West Nile virus. (WBAL)

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Bowie land control issue resurfaces

A recent controversy over subdividing a plot of land in Bowie has brought up the contentious long-standing issue of land control, authority that city officials have been fighting to take from Prince George’s County for nearly a century — a fight officials say won’t end any time soon. (Gazette)

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Humane Society considers expansion in Montgomery County

The Humane Society of the United States is considering building a new headquarters in Gaithersburg. Representatives from the animal protection organization will meet with Gaithersburg’s planning staff for a public hearing Aug. 19 to discuss two possible options for their current site near Watkins Mill Road. (Gazette)

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Bethesda police station developer decision due soon

The decision on a developer for a new 2nd District Police station could come by the end of August, according to a Montgomery County government official. (Bethesda Now)

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Anne Arundel Health Department draws packed house for Affordable Care Act forum

A marketing blitz by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health brought a full house to Glen Burnie for a forum on federal health care laws. Nearly 130 people packed the meeting room at the North County Area library Tuesday night. (Capital)

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Northeast Baltimore residents fight to block Royal Farms

Northeast Baltimore residents are appealing a city zoning decision allowing a Royal Farms store and gas station to be built in Hamilton, saying the store would create traffic hazards and disrupt the residential neighborhood. (Balt. Sun)

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Panel eyes sea coral protection in mid-Atlantic

Members of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council discussed options for protecting deep sea coral from being damaged by commercial fishing as the panel began a three-day meeting in Wilmington on Tuesday. (AP)

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State prepares to launch health insurance marketplace 

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is shifting into high gear in preparation for the Oct. 1 debut of the state-run health insurance marketplace known as Maryland Health Connection. (Daily Record)

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