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Off-shore drilling decision sparks outrage

WASHINGTON — Maryland environmental groups were outraged over President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday lifting the 20-year ban on offshore drilling, saying the move could have disastrous effects on the Chesapeake Bay. “At a time when we need to tackle both ...

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Fishermen decry new scallop rules

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland fishermen say new federal regulations on sea scallops benefit large fishing companies in New England — and put small boats out of business. Last year, about 40 scallop boats worked out of Ocean City each day, said ...

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Census response varies widely in Md.

There are a number of identifiers that can distinguish the towns of Bladensburg from Chevy Chase — racial makeup, income and poverty levels — but none more timely than their census mail-back rates. Chevy Chase in Montgomery County is just ...

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Md. tanning industry hot over new tax hike

Indoor tanners and tanning businesses nationwide are outraged over the recently signed health care reform’s 10 percent federal tanning tax that’s expected to start boosting prices this summer. “I think it [stinks],” said Scott Magnus, owner of College Park’s Beach ...

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