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4 Arrested In Western Md. Protest Of Gas Exports

Four western Maryland residents face criminal charges for blocking a Cumberland courthouse entrance to protest Dominion Resources’ plan to export natural gas.

02/27/2014

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Some Western Md. Residents Want To Form Their Own State

A tale of two Marylands: Western Maryland and the rest of the state. Fed up with high taxes and gun control, some people want to break away and go it alone.

02/10/2014

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Western Maryland Deals With Treacherous Roads; 1 Killed In Frederick Co. Crash

Maryland State Police say a driver is dead after his car fishtailed into the path of a tractor-trailer on snow-covered Route 140 near Emmitsburg.

01/21/2014

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Delegate Says Md. Shouldn’t Control Canal Place

A state delegate from western Maryland says the state should give up control of the struggling Canal Place tourism development in downtown Cumberland.

01/06/2014

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Western Md. Drivers Asked To Stay Off Roads

Maryland State Police are asking drivers to stay off the roads in western Maryland because of icy conditions.

01/05/2014

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Md. Study To Assess The Health Effects Of Gas Drilling

A state study of the possible public health effects of natural gas drilling in far western Maryland will be broad in scope but won’t recommend for or against hydraulic fracturing, the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.

12/24/2013

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Prospects For Western Md. Gas Bonanza Fade For Now

The natural gas bonanza that has enriched some Appalachian states has so far eluded western Maryland as market forces and a drawn-out state review of the drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have weakened the region’s appeal to the energy industry.

12/23/2013

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Western Md. Wind Project Gets Conditional Approval

State regulators have given conditional approval to a proposed wind power project in far western Maryland.

12/13/2013

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Window Blind Maker Adding 250 Jobs In Western Md.

Hunter Douglas says it’s adding 250 jobs at its window-blind factory in Cumberland.

12/06/2013

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Guests Relocated After Fire At Western Md. Hotel

Dozens of guests at a western Maryland hotel had to be relocated after a fire broke out inside the building.

11/23/2013

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Western Md. Secession Group Holding Town Hall

A group seeking separate statehood for western Maryland is holding its first official town hall meeting in Cumberland.

11/22/2013

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Western Md. Wildlands Proposal Hits Opposition

The Garrett County Planning Commission is opposing a state plan to strengthen protection of land along the Youghiogheny River in far western Maryland.

11/12/2013

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