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Capital News Service is a student-powered news organization run by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. For two decades, we have provided deeply reported, award-winning coverage of issues of import to Marylanders.
Capital News Service is a student-powered news organization run by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. For two decades, we have provided deeply reported, award-winning coverage of issues of import to Marylanders.
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Scientists predict that a strong El Nino this summer will cause fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic. Reporting by Brian Compere. http://cnsne.ws/1nHIEp3Strong El Nino Could Mean Weak Hurricane Season | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org COLLEGE PARK — Climate scientists expect a particularly strong El Nino this summer to lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic.

Changes in Maryland's education policy challenge autonomy of local schools. Reporting by Ethan Barton. http://cnsne.ws/1fzyfnEAutonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org ANNAPOLIS – Maryland teachers have been overwhelmed by challenges this school year as a result of an abundance of changes to education policy. But the struggle played out in individual classrooms is a symptom of a larger three-way battle for control over education in the state.

Community of Maryland residents and archaeologists dig in a Baltimore park for artifacts from the War of 1812. Video produced by Amanda Salvucci. http://cnsne.ws/1hqruIDBaltimore's War of 1812 Artifacts | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org Capital News Service is a student-powered news organization run by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. For two decades, we have provided deeply reported, award-winning coverage of important issues in Maryland. Our bureaus are based in Annapolis, College Park and Washington, D.C.

Maryland brewpub patrons may be able to soon buy beer to take home due to recent legislation. Reporting by Sarah Tincher. http://cnsne.ws/1npaCFQBrewpubs and Beer Drinkers Could Benefit From Recent Legislative Measure | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org And thanks to legislation awaiting Gov. Martin O'Malley's approval, this dream might finally become a reality for Maryland microbrewery regulars.

Teams work to eradicate nutria, a rodent species that have caused destruction in the marshes of the Wicomico River for the past 40 years. Reporting by Justine Daniel. Video by Amanda Salvucci. http://cnsne.ws/1mzNkdIOn the Wicomico River, the Last Stand for Maryland's Nutria | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org WICOMICO RIVER – On the wall of the nutria eradication team's drab office at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, there's a lage whiteboard with names and numbers on it. They're bets for a long-running pool: How many nutria will the team find in the marshes of the Wicomico River?

Musicians that have been diagnosed with cognitive disabilities, showcase musical abilities in a local band. Reporting by Danielle Dredger. http://cnsne.ws/1jILuEWA Band of Musicians with More Ability than Disability | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org The 36-member band, comprised of adults with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities, is rehearsing for their upcoming show in May, a performance featuring 1960's rock music from Great Britain.

After 33 years, the Hagerstown Suns, a minor league baseball team may be relocating to a new stadium in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fans react. Reporting by Nicholas Munson. http://cnsne.ws/1idSIEcAmidst 34th Year of Minor League Baseball, Suns Are Going Down In Hagerstown | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org HAGERSTOWN – Down to their last out, the Hagerstown Suns needed a little magic to get their second win of the year. Trailing at home, 1-0, to the Rome Braves in their season-opening series at Municipal Stadium, their prayers were answered with a two-run double to right field that won the game.

There have been at least 7 cyberattacks involving state agency computer systems since 2013, Mike Denison reports. http://cnsne.ws/1iITcAFMaryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org ANNAPOLIS – Maryland government entities have suffered at least six cyberattacks since the beginning of 2013, according to incident reports from the Department of Information Technology.

Reports of suicidal behavior among residents of Waxter Children's Center in Laurel significantly increased last year. Reporting by Tamieka Briscoe. http://cnsne.ws/1hfObPKRise In Suicidal Behavior At Waxter Girls' Detention Center | CNS Maryland cnsmaryland.org ANNAPOLIS – Incidents involving suicidal behavior among girls significantly increased last year at Thomas J.S. Waxter Children's Center, a female juvenile detention facility in Laurel.

Montgomery County judge denies a motion to dismiss in a case involving the death of a Frostburg University football player, stemming from head injuries. Reporting by Tim Schwartz. http://cnsne.ws/1hUxlaFHelmet Manufacturer Is Unsuccessful in Attempt to Have Charges Dismissed in Frostburg Football... cnsmaryland.org ROCKVILLE – A Montgomery County judge this week declined to dismiss charges against a helmet manufacturer in a case brought by the parents of a Frostburg State University football player who died of head injuries in August 2011 following four straight days of heavy contact drills in practice.
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