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49 min ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville
According to the Associated Press, the Maryland Department of the Environment fined the company over allegations of water pollution from leaky underground fuel tanks near Hagerstown.
Should free speech ever be restricted?
What's the best route to energy independence?
4 hrs ago | The Afro American Newspaper
Food allergies in children have risen 50 percent since the late 1990s, with Maryland and D.C. having some of the highest rates in the country.
11 hrs ago | Gazette.net
Remember when Thanksgiving was a holiday? Remember when family and friends gave thanks over a big dinner and enjoyed the day together? This year a confluence of events hijacked Thanksgiving.
The Hyattsville City, Md., Council voted 9-0 Monday to approve the Hyattsville Human Rights Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based upon a person's age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical ... (more)
One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley , fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy.
" Here's what we're going to do Jayne. Instead of doing a drive-thru interview ... join us at the press conference ."
"Ping Pong Summer," an independent film shot in Ocean City last year, will be featured at the Sundance Film Festival, its producers announced.
During Maryland's annual legislative session, fundraising is usually a non-issue: the law prevents those candidates who hold statewide office from fundraising, so they don't.
MARYLAND GOV. Martin O'Malley has been a prolific tax-raiser, having advocated or acceded to some 40 new or increased levies since taking office almost seven years ago.
Del. Heather Mizeur 's decision to accept public financing for her gubernatorial campaign may be a transparent attempt to turn what is likely to be a massive fundraising deficit into some shred of advantage.
Every day, Maryland beer distributors safely and efficiently deliver thousands of labels of beer to local retail stores, restaurants and bars for Marylanders to purchase and enjoy - from the Baltimore Harbor to the Eastern Shore to the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Written by Tim Lemke Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said the state should focus "110 percent" of its energy on making things easier for small businesses, and reiterated his call for the government to operate more efficiently.
Seeking to put the brakes on a five-year decline in enrollment that saw the number of students in Maryland's nonpublic schools shrink by 22 percent, nonpublic school advocates are pushing state lawmakers to pass a business tax credit they believe will help stabilize their schools.
Virginia may get its own state-level results in the next administration of the international test known as PISA, which compares performance in math, science and reading for students around the world.
We got a little carried away when we saw that Ohio beat out Maryland as the state in which people are most likely to curse.
State Sen. Brian Frosh announced plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly that will criminalize the practice of people posing as others and posting personal ads soliciting strangers to commit sexual crimes against that person.