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Virginia To Decide On Continuing Ban On Winter Harvest Of Blue Crabs

Virginia will decide next month if it will continue a ban on the winter harvest of blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay. The state’s Marine Resources Commission has had the ban in place for the past three years to rebuild the crab population.


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Ash Tree-Killing Pest Found In Howard County

A destructive insect native to Asia has surfaced in Howard County, and millions of Maryland ash trees could be on the menu.


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Booming Boomer Population Straining D.C.’s Suburbs

Baby boomers and retirees make up the fastest-growing populations in the Washington suburbs, new data show, growth that experts say will strain state and local governments to the breaking point.


On Apr. 1, the U.S. government began conducting the census. (credit: Chip Comodevilla/Getty Images)

Census Shows Average Md. Household Size Stabilized

Maryland’s growing immigrant population helped stabilize the state’s average household size after six decades of decline, according to census data released Thursday.



Chesapeake Crab Assessment Expected This Summer

The health of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is getting more attention.



Va. Regulators Hold Off On Blue Crab Rule Changes

Virginia regulators will wait until a study of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is completed before they make any major changes to rules governing the state’s fishery.



What Kind Of Year Will It Be For Chesapeake Crabs?

The survey, conducted by Maryland and Virginia, is the most comprehensive look at the bay’s crab population.


On Apr. 1, the U.S. government began conducting the census. (credit: Chip Comodevilla/Getty Images)

W.Va. Census: Morgantown Gains, Other Cities Drop

West Virginia’s largest county and city both lost population over the previous decade while its Eastern Panhandle saw growth, according to figures released Wednesday from the 2010 Census.



Study Shows Baltimore Among Worst For Traffic

Traffic in a lot of big cities is a handful. But considering Baltimore’s population, it’s a lot worse because we are much higher than most people think.