Chesapeake Bay, southern Maryland could see new federal park, heritage designations

The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area with new federal park and heritage designations. Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both of Maryland,…

Deforestation, fracking bills draw protesters before hearing

By Jack Chavez Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Support for forest protection and opposition to hydraulic fracturing sparked two different rallies Wednesday, just before the House Environment and Transportation Committee heard testimony on three related bills. Two of the…

GROCERY AUCTION: Food Discounts Come in Bulk at Chesapeake Marketplace

Calvert County residents flock to the Chesapeake Marketplace about once a month for the nearby grocery auction: a bidding war to get tons of food at cheap discounts.

General Assembly Set to Hear Slew of Minimum Wage Bills Next Week

The options range in scope from one statewide increase to “county choice” measures that would grant jurisdictions the individual authority to set their own base rates of pay.

Inmates Help Feed the Less Fortunate

Bernie Fowler Jr., a Southern Maryland builder and farmer, is giving some pre-release inmates a second chance by helping them help needy people.

Metropolitan Sprawl Puts Urban in Suburban

The Washington, D.C., suburbs are expanding faster than any other part of Maryland, and the biggest growth is occurring along its periphery, in Charles and Frederick counties — two counties that share critical attributes, their leaders say.

Hoyer, O’Donnell Top Fifth District Fundraisers

Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer and Republican Delegate Anthony O’Donnell are their party’s leading 5th Congressional District candidates and top fundraisers.

Hoyer’s Toughest Opponent May Come From Maryland Legislator O’Donnell

State Delegate Anthony O’Donnell is running to oust House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer in Maryland’s 5th Congressional District, and he said he is not intimidated by the Democrat’s favorable district and cash advantage.

Maryland Recognition in Hand, Piscataway Leaders Split on Seeking Federal Status

Two Piscataway Indian leaders say federal recognition is not a priority, but one says she plans to go for it.

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