States and localities argue the U.S. Supreme Court should use the case of the 40-foot cross to provide “clear guidance” on war memorials that use religious motifs.
Just 4 percent of America’s family farms have principal operators younger than 35, while nearly a third are led by someone age 65 or older.
Finding more resources to help struggling populations “needs to be reframed as an economic imperative, even a national security issue.”
A Maryland county is planting free trees in urban areas to increase shaded areas and lower temperatures.
The Summer Youth Enrichment Program in Prince George's County, Maryland, aims to help teenagers long-term.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska meth seizures increase … Portland mayor sets “cleanest” city goal … and L.A.’s new emergency shelter.
The decision was sparked by rising rates of sexually transmitted infections in the county.
The confusion in June primary elections in Maryland and California—caused by computer glitches and human error—show what could happen if foreign adversaries successfully hack voter registration information, experts say.
New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey filed the lawsuit in federal court.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska plastic bag bans … concerns over city’s disclosure of overdose address information … and an Ill. county’s mumps outbreak is over.
Frustrated by federal environmental deregulation, states are turning to ‘cooperative federalism’ to achieve clean air and water goals.
The increased amount of impervious surfaces surrounding the watershed makes the area more susceptible to runoff, which contributes to the severity of flood impacts, though hydrologists have said development is not solely to blame.
Unlucky topography and an intense rainstorm creates a major disaster in Ellicott City for the second times in nearly two years.
But creating evidence-based employment programs can be tricky.
At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.
Maryland just became the seventh state to enact a “Beagle Freedom” law.
According to this year’s numbers, U.S. public health systems continue to improve overall.
The debate around sexual-harassment legislation is playing out in the Maryland General Assembly, where reform advocates say leadership is loath to embrace changes.
“To fully address the crisis we have to treat it as a health care issue, as a child welfare issue and as a drain on our local economies,” said U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state.
“If it’s not going to be done federally, we should do it at state level,” said Maryland Del. Dana Stein, a Democrat who has introduced a chlorpyrifos ban in her state. “This is the tactic. It’s the only available option.”
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