2 Council Members Work To Repeal English-Only Ordinance

Two members of the Frederick County Council have been working to repeal an ordinance passed in 2012 that required that all of the county’s official business be conducted in English.


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ACLU Gets Md. Town To Rescind Campaign Sign Limits

The western Maryland town of Hancock is rescinding an ordinance that put time limits on front-yard campaign signs after the American Civil Liberties Union objected on First Amendment grounds.



WWII Era Mortar Discovered In Fort Meade Neighborhood

Utility workers make an alarming discovery in a Fort Meade neighborhood: an unexploded ordnance in the ground.


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Judge Temporarily Blocks Ocean City Noise Ordinance

Performers can return to the Ocean City boardwalk without fear of a citation after a federal judge put the town’s noise ordinance on hold.



Appeals Court Revives Md. Pregnancy Center Case

A divided federal appeals court gave new life Wednesday to a Baltimore City ordinance that a judge had ruled violated the free-speech rights of anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers.


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Violinist Challenges OC Boardwalk Noise Ordinance

A violinist who had performed on Ocean City’s boardwalk for years has taken his noise ordinance challenge to federal court.



Military Ordnance Found In Anne Arundel County

Army specialists removed what was believed to be a World War II era munition from an Anne Arundel County neighborhood.


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Middletown Officials Say No To Farm Animals

Middletown officials have decided that chickens and other farm animals are no longer allowed within town limits.


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Frederick Co. Considers English Language Ordinance

Frederick County officials are asking citizens to weigh in on a proposed ordinance making English the official language of Frederick County government.


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Ocean City Noise Restriction Could Get Stricter

Noise restrictions in the resort town of Ocean City are on the verge of becoming stricter.