Occupy Baltimore protesters are re-applying for a permit to remain in a downtown plaza where they have been living for two months.
Occupy Baltimore applied for a permit for a square near the Inner Harbor last week, but the application is still under review.
The arrest of an artist at the Inner Harbor is sparking a debate about free speech.
A new permit process aimed at making it easier to get approval for oyster farming has taken effect in Maryland.
The Maryland Department of the Environment says a second firm has applied to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation underlying parts of far western Maryland.
From fences to sheds, nearly everything a homeowner wants to place in their backyard has to be approved by a city or county agency.