Md. Roadside Zoo Bills Pass In Weakened FormBoth 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.
Lawmaker Calls For Changes After Disabled Man DiesNew 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.
USDA Changes Standards For School Lunches To Encourage Healthy EatingSweeping 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.
CBF: New USDA Standards To Help Farmers, WaterwaysThe 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.