Capital News Service


Trump’s Proposed Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Cuts Faces Hill Battle

Ducks gather on the ice in the Chesapeake Bay. Image by Amanda Salvucci/Capital News Service.

By Julia Karron, Jarod Golub and Timmy Chong

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to slash 90 percent of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding, which could dismantle several decades of environmental restoration, met resistance from Maryland’s Democratic congressional delegation.

Sponsor of Bill to Legalize Hemp in Maryland Thinks This is the Year

A group of hemp seeds and products on display at the Abell Foundation Hemp forum on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. The panel detailed the many uses for hemp seeds such as fiber, fuel, food and medicine. (Layne Litsinger/Capital News Service)

By Layne Litsinger

Proponents of industrial hemp say legalization of the cannabis relative offers many potential benefits, and, if a bill in the state Legislature is approved, Maryland might be part of a growing acceptance of the plant.

Three Maryland Athletes Competing in South Korea Games

Photo credit: BDZ Sports/Creative Commons, Melissa Majchrzak/US Speedskating, John Gomez/USA Hockey

By Julia Karron and Timmy Chong

Three athletes who call Maryland home are headed to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Ocean City Businesses Fear Loss of Seasonal Workforce if Trump Cuts Visa Program

Ocean City, Maryland. Photo via

As the summer tourism season comes to a close in Ocean City, Maryland, many businesses fear they may soon lose much of their seasonal workforce if the Trump administration cancels the J-1 visa program.

From Freedom House to Freddie Gray, Maryland Well-Represented in New African American Museum

Poole House
Poole House

Although the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Saturday in the heart of Washington, the state of Maryland from which D.C. was carved has a strong presence.