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Supreme Court declines ex-Md. officer’s First Amendment appeal

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh successfully argued that not every criticism of a person holding a position of public trust addresses a matter of public concern. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a former Maryland Natural Resources Police officer’s claims he was fired in retaliation for exercising his constitutional right to speak in criticizing an MNRP captain’s behavior and was denied his statutory right ...

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Frosh urges justices to decline ex-Md. officer’s First Amendment appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen as arguments are heard about the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Maryland’s attorney general Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a former state Natural Resources Police officer’s claims he was fired in retaliation for exercising his constitutional right to speak in criticizing an MNRP captain’s behavior and denied ...

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Justices show interest in ex-Md. officer’s First Amendment appeal

If he wins a second term, President Donald Trump could become the first president to appoint more than two justices since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing a former Maryland Natural Resources Police officer’s claims he was fired in retaliation for exercising his constitutional right to speak in criticizing an MNRP captain’s behavior and denied his statutory right ...

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Water woes at Maryland trout hatchery prompt seismic probe

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland fishery managers say they’re looking for a geological explanation for a historic drop in the flow rate of a spring that feeds the state’s largest trout hatchery. The Department of Natural Resources said in a statement Tuesday ...

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BGE to make Md. electric rights-of-way into homes for pollinators

An adult monarch butterfly on a branch. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. has plans to make some of its rights-of-way more hospitable to animals that pollinate plants. About 200 acres of BGE’s electric rights-of-way in Maryland state parks now maintained by mowing will become meadow or prairie ecosystems, which ...

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Maryland awarded $800K to restore oysters in Chesapeake Bay

More than 1,000 baby oysters, or spat, are in each of these bags used in 2011 to create a sanctuary oyster reef in Virginia waters. (U.S. Army photo/ Pamela Spaugy)

WASHINGTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $800,000 to Maryland to help restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the award in a news release Tuesday. The award to the Maryland ...

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