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Maryland concerned about Pennsylvania's water plans for bay

Aug. 29, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland continues to have "alarming concerns" about neighboring Pennsylvania's lack of progress in meeting clean water goals and how falling short will affect the Chesapeake Bay, Gov. Larry Hogan wrote Thursday to Pennsylvania and federal officials. Hogan sent a letter to...

Virginia marks 400th anniversary of slave ship arrival

Aug. 24, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday a new state commission to review educational standards for teaching black history in the state, as officials observed the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago. Northam, who noted "we are a state that for too...

Family of first enslaved Africans in America marks 400 years

Aug. 23, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A family that traces its bloodline to America's first enslaved Africans said Friday that their ancestors endured unimaginable toil and hardship — but they also helped forge the nation. "Four hundred years ago, our family started building America, can I get an Amen?" Wanda Tucker...

Virginia marks pivotal moment when African slaves arrived

Aug. 22, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Four hundred years after American slavery and democratic self-rule were born almost simultaneously in what became the state of Virginia, ceremonies will mark the arrival of enslaved Africans in the mid-Atlantic colony and seek healing from the legacy of bondage that still haunts the...

Data confirms growing dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

Aug. 16, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct. Natural Resources Department data shows an area with little to no oxygen spread to 2 cubic miles (8 cubic kilometers) by late...

Fort Monroe removes letters honoring Confederate president

Aug. 2, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

FORT MONROE, Va. (AP) — Crews have begun to remove lettering that honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis at Virginia's Fort Monroe National Monument. The Daily Press reports that the letters were being taken down Friday from their place on arch at the former military base, which is in Hampton and...