Baltimore church rehabilitates dying forest with lots of help

For years, 10 acres of woods outside a small Black church in Baltimore went untouched. Now, the entire community — along with partners from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — is organizing around its restoration.

Maryland General Assembly closes 2022 session with sweeping legislation

The new laws, many of which passed over Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s objections, included landmark efforts to slow climate change, a referendum on making marijuana legal and an effort to expand access to abortion services.

Maryland seeks solutions for ship stuck in Chesapeake Bay

With all attempts to free the vessel so far unsuccessful, Coast Guard officials have decided the next course of action is to remove cargo containers from the boat to lighten it.

Maryland poised to outlaw declawing cats

Maryland would become the second state in the country to ban the practice, following New York, which outlawed declawing in 2019.

Paid family, medical leave awaiting Maryland governor’s signature

The bill establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, which will provide up to 12 weeks of benefits to a covered individual who must take leave from work for specific personal or family circumstances.

Maryland bill for expanded abortion access awaits governor’s signature

ANNAPOLIS – A bill that its proponents say would expand abortion access by providing $3.5 million for training of nurse practitioners and other medical professionals to perform the procedure passed the Senate Tuesday by a vote of 28-15. Currently only…

Lawmakers can’t guarantee benefits of Maryland gas tax holiday plan

Gov. Hogan believes gas station owners may pocket their savings instead of lowering prices enough for consumers. Some feel that 30 days is not enough time to level prices.

Maryland Board of Education rescinds mask mandate, pending approval by legislators

The Maryland State Board of Education voted to lift the statewide mask mandate for public schools, potentially allowing the state’s 23 county school boards and Baltimore to each decide how they want to handle masking.

Lawmakers littered with comments on bill to outlaw declawing cats

Maryland lawmakers are deliberating over new proposed legislature that would outlaw the declawing of cats in Maryland with limited exceptions.