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On the one year anniversary of Mike Pretl's death, the Wicomico Environmental Trust has announced the new Mike Pretl Award for Environmental Advocacy  to be presented at  their upcoming annual dinner and awards event on October 25th.

In the second half of the program, Salisbury University is marking the history of slavery with the 1619-2019: 400 years of Resilience series of events.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cumming, who died Thursday at age 68, was remembered as a moral voice of conscience in a divisive era - a leader who fought for civil rights and took on the White House as a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

His widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, chairwoman of Maryland's Democratic Party, said in a statement: "He worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity and that our nation's diversity was our promise, not our problem."

Wallops Flight Facility is set for another rocket launch next Tuesday.

It’s called the Suborbital Technology Experiment Carrier-8.

WBOC reports that it will include distributed payload communications that will allow scientists to study different regions of space at the same time.

In addition, it will carry a low cost star tracker for point the rocket in the right direction.

There’s also a high data rate encoder that speed up the transmission of data four times faster than right now.

The launch window will run from 8 p.m. through mid-night.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Corrections has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that claims prison officials are unconstitutionally limiting public access to executions in Virginia.

The lawsuit was filed last month by four media organizations, including The Associated Press and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Plans are underway for a Pride Parade in Salisbury next year.

WBOC reports that Salisbury P-Flag, an LGBTQ organization, made the announcement after re-painting three sidewalks in rainbow colors in downtown Salisbury.

Janay Mcintosh with P-Flag told the television station that this will allow the community to celebrate without having to leave Salisbury.

In addition to the parade the organization says it will hold other events.

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the editor-at-large of Recode, Kara Swisher, about Mark Zuckerberg's controversial speech at Georgetown University on Facebook's policy governing political ads.

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