Content about Social Issues

03.04.11

This year's fishing season has seen the largest rockfish poaching bust in more than 20 years. Officers found nearly 13 tons of illegally caught fish over the next few weeks, sometimes working 18-hour days to haul in nets.

03.16.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - The state attorney general and some legislators in both houses are backing a ban on arsenic in chicken feed, a move they say will help poultry farmers and the environment.

But industry representatives say the measure would disadvantage Maryland farmers and result in more sick chickens.

02.02.10

By JENNIFER HLAD Capital News Service Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - Child and family advocates, nurses, environmental organizations and business representatives Tuesday urged a Maryland House committee to support a bill banning a common chemical from infant and children's products.

The bill would prohibit the manufacture, sale or distribution of products containing bisphenol-A, for children younger than 4.

11.13.09

By LINDSAY GSELL Capital News Service Friday, November 13, 2009

MOUNT RANIER - On a brisk fall night here, Brent Bolin fires up his corn-burning stove.

"It's great you can have some heat while you're sitting in your living room or doing whatever," said the 33-year-old National Institutes of Health employee. "It's a cozy, nice thing to have."