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Md. Roadside Zoo Bills Pass In Weakened Form

Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly have passed bills to stiffen requirements for roadside zoos without requiring them to be accredited or meet certain safety and animal-care standards.

03/19/2014

Robert Ethan Saylor

Lawmaker Calls For Changes After Disabled Man Dies

New demands for a state investigation into the death of a young man with Down syndrome. He died at the hands of Frederick County sheriff’s deputies; those deputies were never charged.

08/06/2013

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USDA Changes Standards For School Lunches To Encourage Healthy Eating

Sweeping changes are on the way for school lunches. For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government changes what students eat at school.

01/26/2012

Land Values

CBF: New USDA Standards To Help Farmers, Waterways

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says new federal agriculture recommendations for fertilizer and manure application will lead to better water quality in rivers and streams while also helping farmers increase profits.

12/14/2011

Barack Obama

Obama Announces New Standards To Double Vehicle MPG By 2025

Will your next vehicle get much better gas mileage than your current one? Ask most car shoppers and it’s a priority. A new mandate formally announced this morning arguably makes it even more likely you’ll […]

08/03/2011

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PSC Orders More Study Of Reliability Regulations

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski asked Maryland utility regulators Thursday to toughen state power reliability standards.

03/24/2011

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