Black bear hunt numbers up with growing population

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Starting with a chance in a lottery, black bear hunting in Maryland can be a long process. After winning a license, carefully choosing a location and days outside hunting the bear, the payout can sometimes be as…

Maryland maltsters optimistic industry can grow

In Havre de Grace, there’s a red barn with a white door on Level Road. It looks like your average dairy farm, but on the inside, there are no cows in sight. Instead, the barn is filled with machinery — and bags and bags of barley.

Maryland’s growing tourism industry gears up for warm season

Here are some of the most unique and exciting vacation spots to check out in Maryland as the weather gets nicer.

Gallery: Voters cast ballots, campaigns make final arguments in Maryland races

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Candidates for local, state and federal offices gave their final arguments as voters cast ballots across the state of Maryland on Tuesday.

Three Maryland athletes competing in South Korea games

WASHINGTON — Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Winter Olympians and Paralympian include women’s ice hockey player Haley Skarupa, speedskater Thomas Hong and sled hockey player Noah…

Frederick transgender student helps to change county policy

After months of debate from the community, Frederick County Public Schools officially enacted a policy to allow transgender and gender non-conforming students to be treated as the gender they conform to while in schools.

Preparation continues for the start of medical cannabis sales in Maryland

It’s been years in the making but cultivators and dispensaries for medical marijuana are now in the final stages of preparing for the start business later this year.

Maryland lawmakers move to block Fort Detrick biolab shutdown

Lawmakers are fighting to preserve a long-standing research laboratory in Frederick, Maryland, after President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 eliminated the facility’s funding.

Repopulating rural: Can Salisbury and other small urban enclaves make rural cool again?

SALISBURY, Maryland — Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, 34, has a floor-to-ceiling erasable board dotted with Post-it notes on the longest wall of his office. It’s a jarring display of terrestrial organization for a millennial, but Day is hardly old school.…

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