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EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency bill becomes law PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Denise Robbins   
Sunday, 09 April 2017 09:00

The EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency legislation championed by businesses and environmental organizations has officially become law.

Legislation expected to create nearly 70,000 jobs, grow economy and save businesses billions of dollars.


EmPOWER Maryland helps homeowners and businesses reduce energy waste by offering them technical assistance and incentives to take steps such as installing new appliances, sealing air leaks, and optimizing manufacturing production lines.


Gov. Hogan declined to sign the bill, but he didn’t veto it either, and it passed by a veto-proof margin. As a result, it officially became law at midnight this morning.


See reactions from other business and environmental organizations below


So far, the energy efficiency ...

 
Reflections on the Women's March on Washington PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jerri Dell   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 21:26

Jerri etcLess than a week after Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, I was organizing to go with fifty Western Marylanders on a bus from Cumberland to join the Women’s Woman on Washington, D.C. Having grown up in D.C. in the 1960’s,  I knew something about protesting.  I was a in elementary school when Martin Luther King had a Dream and spoke at the Lincoln Memorial;  I one of so many college students who protested the War in Vietnam on the National Mall.  I was the granddaughter of suffragists who linked arms with thousands like them to demand the vote for women. It was time to protest again, and I was eager to be there. . . .Until I wasn’t. 

 

As the day of the March got closer – and the horror of a Trump presidency ...

 
Frostburg Professor’s Legacy Lives On Through Luzader Physics Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 19 December 2016 18:23

StephenIn physics, actions cause equal and opposite reactions, but interactions are less predictable with humans. People seldom realize their full impact on others.

One of those people was Frostburg State University professor emeritus Dr. Stephen Luzader, who lost his eight-year battle with cancer on June 12, 2016.

To preserve his legacy at FSU and support the physics program he loved so much, his widow, Dr. Hang Deng-Luzader, and former student and colleague Dr. Eric Moore, both faculty in the Department of Physics and Engineering, recently established the Dr. Stephen Luzader Physics Scholarship.

The Luzader Scholarship supports physics majors with a GPA of at least 3.0, with preference for juniors or seniors pursuing graduate school or teacher certifications as demonstrated ...

 
Senator Zirkin, District 11, Discusses Fracking Ban PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Engage Mountain Maryland   
Monday, 24 October 2016 07:25

Engage Mountain Maryland, in cooperation with Citizen Shale, and the Don't Frack Maryland Coalition, welcomed Senator Bobby Zirkin from District 11, Baltimore County Tuesday evening to address the public about fracking legislation and the process to pass a ban on the industry in Maryland. The senator has seen and sponsored many fracking bills in his time on the Judicial Proceedings Committee, which he currently chairs. 

With just overnight notice, 60 residents carved out time to attend the impromptu meeting, including four local elected officials who have all expressed concern and opposition to fracking by either working on, or passing local ban ordinances for their respective towns. 

Sen. Zirkin carefully laid out the challenges and strategies to pass a ban ...

 
FSU to Host Presidential Election Panel Discussion PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:41

Frostburg State University faculty members will cover a variety of topics during a Presidential Election Panel Discussion to be held at FSU onTuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall room 133A of the Lane University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Stephen Twing, a professor in the Department of Political Science, will be the moderator. Members of the panel and their discussion areas are as follows:

·        Dr. Eleanor McConnell, assistant professor, History, “The Jackson Men: Populist Conservatism in Antebellum America”

·        Dr. Gregory Wood, associate professor, History, “Opposition to the New Deal and the Roots ...

 
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