National Aquarium’s Plan To Relocate 7 Dolphins Will Be Delayed

The National Aquarium’s plan to relocate its dolphins next year will be delayed because of climate change and pollution, according to officials. For more than two years, officials have been planning to move the aquarium’s seven bottlenose dolphins from Baltimore to Florida or the Caribbean, but they have yet to find a suitable location for the new sanctuary. The aquarium reviewed and vetoed more than 50 possible locations because of unclean water or threats like sea-level rise and extreme storms. (WJZ-TV)

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Counties wrestle with regulations about location of solar installations

When the Maryland Legislature this year dramatically increased the amount of solar power Maryland must produce in the coming years, lawmakers also increased the pressure on the counties that help decide where that power will come from. Counties already had been grappling with where, and where not, to locate large solar installations. Now that more such installations will be needed, the pressure has intensified. (Daily Record)

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FDA Oks First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children

The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK’d Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms. (WJZ-TV)

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Unemployment in Maryland ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Maryland ticked up to 3.8% in March from 3.7% the previous two months, but is still below the 4.1% the state posted a year ago. The state rate was the same as the national rate of 3.8% for March, which was unchanged from the previous month and little changed from a year ago, according to the latest report from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Balt. Sun)

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Anne Arundel County Executive turns down Chesapeake Park in letter to Bayhawks

Thanks, but no thanks. That’s essentially what Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said in a March 22 letter to the sports group proposing a large sports complex at the former Crownsville Hospital site. Chesapeake Sports and Entertainment Group put together a concept proposal for ball fields, a 10,000-seat stadium, retail, hotels and other amenities at the old Crownsville Hospital grounds. They met briefly with Pittman in late March to present their project and data collected showing the project could work at the site. (Balt. Sun)

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Opposition drops appeal, Anne Arundel Medical Center to open cardiac center by 2020

Opponents of a cardiac surgery center at Anne Arundel Medical Center announced Friday that they dropped their final appeal, clearing the way for work to begin on opening the long-sought medical facility in Annapolis. The Capital Region Health System, part of the University of Maryland Medical System, released a statement saying its decision would allow it to focus on expanding its own surgery center at the UM Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly. (Balt. Sun)

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Fellow UMMS board members helped finance Pugh’s campaign

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, then a state senator in a tough campaign for the job she long coveted, turned to fellow University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors for an influx of cash as voting started in the 2016 Democratic primary for mayor. Pugh received $200,000 in loans from fellow UMMS board members in mid-April of that year. Additionally, 13 board members, as well as UMMS employees serving in ex officio capacities on the board, and their spouses contributed nearly $37,000 to Pugh between June 2015 and April 2016, records show. (Daily Record)

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New opportunity zone guidelines expected to loosen regulations

The Trump administration’s second set of proposed guidelines for opportunity zones aim to make it easier to invest in business and real estate in distressed areas throughout the country and encourage economic impact. The highly-anticipated guidance brings clarity to investors who were looking for opportunities within the zones but were likely holding back on any spending.   (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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