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Suit opposes Chesapeake Bay pollution trading

WASHINGTON — Environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to have pollution trading removed from the federal government’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan. Food & Water Watch spokesman Scott Edwards said the group filed suit in federal court along with Friends of the ...

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Senate President says Penn National will spend $40 million to fight gambling expansion

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Penn National will more than double the $18 million it has already committed to defeating Question Seven, which would allow a casino in Prince George's County and table games at every Maryland casino.

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Unemployment rates rise in half of U.S. states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states ...

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Md. led nation in 2011 crab catch

Maryland’s crab harvest last year led the nation. That’s according to figures released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Nearly 200 million pounds of blue crabs were landed nationwide last year, with Maryland accounting for more than 25 percent ...

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Washington’s copy of Constitution displayed

MOUNT VERNON, Va. — After buying it at auction for nearly $10 million, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is displaying the Founding Father’s annotated copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association paid $9.8 million ...

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Va. maritime interests criticize port privatization

RICHMOND, Va. — The potential outsourcing of Virginia’s port operations will hurt maritime businesses and local governments, speakers told a state legislative panel Monday. Virginia officials are considering four proposals to take over the operation of some of the state’s ...

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Facebook ‘like’ leads to Md. fugitive’s capture

TAZEWELL, Va. — A Maryland fugitive is in custody after his girlfriend’s “like” of a Virginia sheriff’s Facebook page led authorities to him. The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Dyllan Otto Naecker was captured Wednesday at his girlfriend’s residence ...

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Va. losing $1.2M in bay restoration money

NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia is losing federal aid for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects because the Environmental Protection Agency is not satisfied with the state’s efforts to address stormwater pollution. The EPA notified the state late last month that it is ...

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