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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland county council has passed a special appropriation that'll create a legal fund for immigrants who live in the county and could face deportation.

News outlets report the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed the measure Tuesday that'll set aside more than $300,000 in the 2019 budget to provide legal aid, but excludes anyone convicted of a list of crimes from accessing the defense funds.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Virginia has sided with a transgender teen who claims a school board's bathroom policies discriminated against him.

U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen on Tuesday declined the Gloucester County School Board's request to dismiss the case. The judge in Norfolk ordered lawyers for the school board and former student Gavin Grimm to schedule a settlement conference.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration says it is looking for advice on how to make the state more attractive to offshore wind power.

Northam's office announced Tuesday that the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is seeking a contract to provide a strategic plan to make Virginia an east coast hub for the offshore wind energy industry.

Virginia currently doesn't have any offshore turbines.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford have raised more than $1.2 million in a little over a month.

That's according to a memo Tuesday from Tom Kelso, who heads Hogan's campaign finance committee.

The money was raised between April 10 and May 15. That's after the state's legislative session, when the governor and legislators can't raise money.

Kelso says the governor's re-election campaign has more than $9 million in cash on hand. Kelso says $19.3 million has been raised in the last four years.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Democratic candidates for governor of Maryland are scheduled to endorse a plan to help protect the Affordable Care Act in Maryland.

The Maryland Health Care for All Coalition is announcing the candidates who support the plan on Wednesday at a news conference in Baltimore.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia senators are putting off debate on the state budget and whether to expand Medicaid.

The Senate did not take up budget discussions Tuesday but instead scheduled a meeting next week for the Senate Finance Committee to take up a newly proposed budget plan.

Senate Republican Majority Leader Tommy Norment said he expects the upper chamber to pass a budget next week and it is "probable" that it will include Medicaid expansion.

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Facing the juvenile justice system can be difficult, especially for minorities who make up a disproportionate number of the population. BARS: Stories of the System, a Youth Perspective produced in callaboration with the Fenix Youth Project attempts to capture the experience of these youth in their own words. In part two of our series Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at two of the young men who told their stories.

     

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Democratic Gubernatorial contenders took aim at Republican Governor Larry Hogan during last night's candidate debate in Baltimore. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush has a wrap up the sharp words for the incumbent.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware has named its first female provost.

News outlets report the university announced Monday that Robin Morgan would formally assume the role July 1, becoming the 11th provost in school history. Morgan has been serving as interim provost since October, after Domenico Grasso stepped down.

University President Dennis Assanis praised Morgan's record in leadership over the past seven months.

She joined the public university in 1985, and chaired the Department of Biological Sciences prior to being named interim provost.

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There was good news from the Sussex County Board of Adjustments for Hudson Fields.

They have been given a special events exemption for future restrictions after presenting their case to the board for a third time.

Owner Christian Hudson told WBOC that he and his brother would carry on a family tradition stretching back to his grandfather.

He said that he was thankful that the action would allow such events as weddings and concerts being held without future restrictions.

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