A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says bigger bag limits for deer hunters in most of the state are helping reduce crop damage.
A Baltimore County developer has been charged with making straw contributions to a county councilman and exceeding contribution limits, and his attorney says he plans to plead guilty.
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is raising the speed limits on several major commuter routes.
Fisheries regulators vote Friday on whether to cut the size of the legal catch of the environmentally important menhaden, an oily fish prized for use in dietary supplements, cosmetics and animal feed.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he is considering court action over menhaden if regulators don’t cut the amount taken by a Virginia processor.
The Maryland county where the Westboro Baptist Church won a free-speech victory is considering expanding the distance limits for funeral protests.