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We're covering stories from around the globe including: Republican House leaders say they're ready to pass a new health care bill; Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico; and a new list highlights areas that are 'Too Wild to Drill.'

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Public News Service - MD: Community Issues and Volunteering

Young volunteers are selected to work with nonprofits around Maryland for a year. (cbtrust.org)

BALTIMORE -- The latest class of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps is ready to go to work cleaning up and preserving Maryland's natural treasures. The Corps is a program created several years ago by the Maryland Legislature to provide job training for young people and promote the green economy at

Grant money gets communities involved in keeping water flowing into Chesapeake Bay clean. (cbtrust.org)

BALTIMORE – More financial support for on the ground environmental restoration programs is on the way to Maryland counties that surround Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Trust has announced that grants are available. Jana Davis, the group’s executive director, says the money will g

PTAs raise millions of dollars for schools around the nation, but a new report says most of the money benefits children in more affluent neighborhoods. (Victoria Jordan)

BALTIMORE – A new report looks at how much money is being raised by Parent Teacher Associations across the country, and reveals that schools in wealthy districts benefit the most. The Center for American Progress (CAP) examined the top 50 PTAs in the nation, which raised $43 million in the 2

An event that highlights the work being done to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality is in its 19th year. (stateparks.com)

BALTIMORE – This year's Treasure the Chesapeake Bay Celebration has a couple of new twists. An individual who's worked to restore and preserve the bay is being honored, and the event is being moved from Annapolis to Baltimore. Kelly Swartout, director of development and marketing for the C

Thousands rallied in Annapolis last week as Maryland lawmakers began debating a fracking ban. (Citizen Shale)

BALTIMORE – One of this year's most contentious debates in Maryland centers around whether to ban hydraulic fracking. A moratorium on fracking is set to expire in October. Thirty-seven groups have signed a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan supporting legislation (SB740 and HB1325) to ban fracking i

Advocates say special emphasis should be placed on teaching children to be environmental stewards. (cbtrust.org)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - If you know someone who works hard to protect Chesapeake Bay, you can nominate them for an award for their efforts. The Chesapeake Bay Trust is seeking applications and nominations for its 2017 Annual Scholarship and Awards Program. Individuals, communities, businesses and organiza

Judy Crane (Left) is being honored by AARP Maryland for helping other stroke survivors. She was nominated by her longtime friend and neighbor, Nancy Seiss.

MILLERSVILLE, Md. — At 47 years old, Judy Crane of Millersville was working from home when she experienced excruciating chest pain. She was diagnosed with ascending aortic dissection at the hospital. Four surgeries later, Crane had a stroke and ended up with paralysis and aphasia - a communi

Students from schools across Maryland are playing a role in helping restore the oyster habitat in Chesapeake Bay. (CCA)

WESTMINSTER, Md. — What started as a small community event to draw people to downtown Westminster has turned into a city-wide effort to protect the oysters of Chesapeake Bay. According to Rick Elyar, regional president of the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland, the purpose of the W

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