Bigger Bag Limits For Deer Helping Md. Farmers

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says bigger bag limits for deer hunters in most of the state are helping reduce crop damage.


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Baltimore City Hearing On Plastic, Paper Bag Fee Canceled

The Baltimore City Council Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee is hearing the pros and cons of a fee on plastic and paper bags.


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Towson Library Reopened After Being Evacuated

The Towson Library has reopened after being closed earlier in the day because of a bag that officials considered suspicious.


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Montgomery County Bag Tax Isn’t Changing Habits

A five-cent tax on plastic bags isn’t changing the behavior of Montgomery County shoppers as much as officials had hoped.


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Prince George’s Could Add 5-Cent Bag Tax

Prince George’s County could be the next jurisdiction in line in the Washington area to add a disposable bag tax.


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Prince George’s Council Supports 5-Cent Bag Tax

The Prince George’s County Council has voted in support of legislation that would create a 5-cent disposable bag tax like the ones in the nation’s capital and Montgomery County.


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Montgomery County Readies For 5-Cent Bag Fee

Montgomery County is getting ready to implement a 5-cent bag tax modeled after the one that took effect in the nation’s capital in January 2010.


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Montgomery County Passes Disposable Bag Fee

Montgomery County has approved a 5-cent bag tax modeled after the one that took effect in the nation’s capital last year.



ACLU Looking For Plaintiffs In Washington Metro Lawsuit

The ACLU wants to talk to people who have had their bags searched while using Washington’s Metro transit system.


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D.C.’s Nickel-A-Bag Fee Nets City $2 Million So Far

Washington shoppers have spent approximately $2 million on paper and plastic bags in the past year, one nickel at a time. The city’s 5-cent tax on bags began in January of last year, but consumers spent much less pocket change than predicted to pay for bags from grocery, liquor and convenience stores.



Metro Riders Question Bag Screening Policy

Dozens showed up at a Metro Riders Advisory Council on Monday evening to object to the transit agency’s new random bag screening policy.



Metro Begins Random Searches Of Passengers’ Bags

Washington’s Metro police began randomly inspecting passengers’ bags for the first time Tuesday at stations in Maryland and Virginia, a day after rights groups began an online petition against the program.