State Debates Folding Tax Credit For ‘House of Cards,’ Other Productions

Maryland has provided $62.5 million in film tax credits since 2012, but a new report estimates that the state gets only a meager 10-cent return on each dollar spent.

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

The state Department of Juvenile Services, partnered with the Maryland Department of Education, hosted its 20th annual oratory competition Wednesday. Thirteen youths came from across Maryland to deliver 3-5 minute speeches inspired by the poem “Myself” by American poet Edgar Albert Guest.

Report: Nutrients, Not Just Sediment at Conowingo, Affect Chesapeake Bay

A multi-agency report found that the Conowingo Dam is not the biggest culprit for water quality issues affecting the bay, and dredging sediment from the reservoir behind the dam should not be considered a cost-effective solution.

Maryland’s Flying Fisherman – Kayak Crabbing, Taking Wing and Going Viral with Langston Majette

Langston Majette is Maryland’s modern renaissance man. He’s a pilot, a fisherman, a great cook, and prolific YouTuber.

New FEMA Flood Maps Could Mean Insurance Rate Adjustments for Coastal Marylanders

Floodplain maps have been redrawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, a change that could shift properties into or out of a flood risk zone.

On Some Jewish Farms, Special Rosh Hashana Means a Year of Rest, Giving Back

Rosh Hashanah this year will mark the last in a seven-year cycle, called the “shmita,” which for Jewish farmers means a year-long sabbatical during which the land is left fallow — no tilling, no planting and no harvesting. Although compliance with the shmita is mandated by the Torah for the land of Israel only, Jewish farmers in Maryland have planned ways to observe the year of rest.