Don Rush

Assoc. Program Director- Sr. Producer News and Public Affairs

Don Rush is the News Director at Public Radio Delmarva (WSCL/WSDL) in Salisbury, Maryland on the campus of Salisbury University. He has spent the last 35 years in broadcast journalism specializing in national politics. Before coming to Salisbury he spent 12 years in Washington DC with the Pacifica Network News bureau. During the 1980’s he was News Director at KFPK in his home town of Los Angeles. He also worked for the Los Angeles based wire and audio news service CNS/RNW. Locally, he has become an award winning journalist covering everything from development and environmental issues to local politics.

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - A Maryland county school district is advancing plans to ban Confederate flag imagery from schools.

WBAL-TV reports Carroll County Superintendent Stephen Guthrie says the revised dress code will stand up in court. This comes after a Carroll County School Board Wednesday meeting where a ban on wearing and displaying the flag was discussed.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore attorney has been tapped to help lead a class-action lawsuit against Equifax over the credit bureau's massive data breach last year.

The Baltimore Sun reports Hassan Murphy was selected by a federal judge in Georgia on Monday to serve on a seven-member steering committee for consumer plaintiffs in the case.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Two brothers arrested during a Maryland gun ownership rights protest last week have filed a lawsuit against police.

The Baltimore Sun reports Jeff and Kevin Hulberts' lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore accuses Capitol Police of filing charges in "retaliation" for speaking to journalists. The Hulberts were arrested on Feb. 5 after police asked them to leave a public sidewalk.

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(AP) A fifth Republican is now running in the June primary for a chance to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia in November.

News outlets reported Tuesday that Bert Mizusawa has entered the Republican primary and is expected to plan an announcement this week. He is a retired major general in the U.S. Army Reserve and foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia General Assembly has advanced legislation that would give corporate and income tax breaks to new companies that locate in the state's poorer areas.

Both chambers passed their version of the legislation this week with broad bipartisan support.

The legislation would offer new companies and their employees tax breaks for 10-years for locating in specific economically depressed counties and cities.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland women impregnated by rapists have new legal power to end the parental rights of their attacker, under a new law signed by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Hogan signed it Tuesday, putting the emergency legislation passed unanimously into effect immediately.

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2018 has been declared the “Year of Frederick Douglass” by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

The abolitionist, writer and orator was born in Talbot County and his birthday is celebrated nationally on February 14th.

In signing the proclamation that the governor was joined by descendants of Douglass along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports there will also be a new driving tour in Maryland called, “Frederick Douglass: Following in His Footsteps”.,

Juliette Bell who is stepping down as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore says she will not be completely separating her ties from the historically black college.

During a news conference yesterday Bell said that she would continue on as a special advisor to the institution for at least a year.

As for her future Bell said she had not decided what she might do but noted that she had been writing a book in her head for the last ten years.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Bell said she would be returning to her home in North Carolina after June.

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The president’s new budget is out and it would slash federal funding for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay by 90 percent.

It cuts the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual spending for Bay clean up from $73 million to $7.3 million.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that this would provide money only for monitoring the progress of the cleanup but not for restoration projects carried out by the six watershed states and the District of Columbia.

Last year the EPA provided $48 million to the states including $13 million for the state of Maryland.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Chemical company DowDuPont is set to transfer up to 150 of its Pennsylvania specialty products division employees to Delaware next year.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the March 2019 move comes as a precursor to the company's split into three independent entities. The split is pending board approval and comes two years after Dow and DuPont merged into a single $130 billion company.