Maryland officials join opposition to seismic tests in the ocean

WASHINGTON — Maryland officials have joined a host of congressmen in opposing the Trump administration’s plan to start underwater seismic testing along the Atlantic coast, operations that could lead to increased domestic production of oil and gas, but also could…

Chesapeake farmers target runoff reduction, lawmakers seek conservation funds

MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — A gaggle of excitable white turkeys gobbled and clucked in their pen at Open Book Farm on a chilly afternoon in late October. Most days, the birds roamed free in one of the farm’s pastures, scratching and…

One of Trump’s companies is licensed in Maryland – for what is not clear

WASHINGTON – A Trump real estate company was registered in Maryland only two months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, but its intentions in the state — if any — remain a mystery. But the company, T International Realty LLC, already is…

Surprise! The Equal Rights Amendment is back

The Equal Rights Amendment is making a surprising come-back, with a new campaign to promote its ratification in Virginia.

Patriots’ Belichick has maintained his lacrosse roots

Editor’s note: This special Super Bowl coverage from Minnesota is a collaboration between Capital News Service and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism. BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota – The Johns Hopkins…

Gallery: Mail inspections key in war on drugs

NEW YORK – With a surge in drugs coming through international mail to the United States, Capital News Service recently visited a secure facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport to watch U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and their…

People, machines and dogs hunt for drugs in the mail

NEW YORK – “It was all sealed like a bottle of lotion.” The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer explained that he had just cut open a package apparently shipped from Hong Kong. Inside was what looked like a glass…

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay defenders hold breath, wait on Senate

WASHINGTON — If the Senate does not restore a deep, House-passed cut in federal funding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, the ripple effect on Maryland conservation efforts could be far larger than what the state would lose…

Maryland’s mysterious Russian compound gathers dust, awaits its fate

CENTREVILLE, Maryland — The soccer field is still trimmed to perfection, but no Russians will be gracing the pitch anytime soon. Nor will they be staying in either of the two Georgian-style mansions or in any of the ten bungalows clustered on the 45-acre waterfront property.

Threats mount against Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts

After years of steady progress for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, the conservation outlook is increasingly bleak for the country’s largest estuary—and the state that depends on it most, Maryland—says bay advocates.

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