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Maryland Middle School Could Receive Solar Panel Array

Northern Middle School, Hagerstown, Md., could receive a solar panel array for its roof at no direct cost to Washington County Public Schools, according to The Herald-Mail. The array would generate about 30 percent of the school’s electrical needs. The school board recently approved accepting a proposal from Nautilus Solar, Summit, N.J., to install the solar panel array, work on finalizing

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D.C. Jobless Rate Falls in July

Washington, D.C.’s unemployment rate dropped from 10 percent in June to 9.8 percent in July, remaining above the national average of 9.5 percent, according to The Washington Post. A year ago, the district’s unemployment rate was 10.4 percent. Jobless rates in Maryland and Virginia held steady at 7.1 percent and 7 percent, respectively. The numbers have not significantly changed since July

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Apartment Project Near Nationals Stadium will Resume

As many construction sites around the Washington Nationals ballpark in Washington, D.C., remain empty, the local branch of development firm Forest City, Cleveland, is ready to restart construction on a 170-unit apartment complex, according to The Washington Post. The $60 million project initially began in 2008 but was stalled when credit markets froze. The apartment complex is part of a planned

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Maryland Shows Slight Job Growth in July

Maryland’s unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in July as 500 jobs were added, according to The Baltimore Sun. The numbers are preliminary and were adjusted to account for seasonal variations. Maryland’s private sector added 3,400 jobs last month as the federal government was cutting jobs. Temporary Census Bureau jobs ended in July, and the U.S. lost 131,000 jobs.

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