January 6, 1989
The population of the three-state Chesapeake Bay region will soar 20% by the year 2020 and the amount of developed land will increase 59%, accelerating environmental threats to the fragile estuary, an advisory panel named by state governors predicted. The panel, suggesting still more strong action to protect the bay, delivered its report shortly after the governors of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania and federal and Washington, D.C.
May 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama's affirmation of same-sex marriage sets up four state battles over gay unions as important tests of whether his stand - and changing public perceptions - will combine to reverse a long string of defeats at the ballot box. Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state are expected to decide in November whether to allow gay marriage. Despite growing public support for such unions, opponents have won almost every time the question has come before voters.
November 25, 2006 |
Grass-roots environmental groups are urging newly elected political leaders to take seriously the task of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay or risk losing it as a thriving ecosystem. River-protection advocates representing Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., have signed a Declaration for Our Watersheds, which calls on state and federal officials to honor cleanup commitments outlined in the Chesapeake 2000 pact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2011 |
In the Capitol courtyard where Arnold Schwarzenegger once puffed cigars, Gov. Jerry Brown sits in the fall breeze sipping coffee, munching almonds and holding marathon study sessions on hundreds of bills. One catches his eye: a bid to legalize the stuffing and exhibition of dead mountain lions. He OKs it, even as he scoffs with the weariness of a headmaster convinced his students haven't learned much. "This presumably important bill earned overwhelming support by both Republicans and Democrats," Brown writes in his signing message.
May 23, 2009 |
As bad as California's budget crisis is for the state's $1.8-trillion economy, just wait. It could get worse. The spectacle that played out in the national media this week of a state unable to get its fiscal act together is reinforcing the notion that the Golden State is a rotten place to do business, experts say.
October 28, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Hundreds of thousands of people were told to flee low-lying areas, New York and Washington shut down their subways, federal offices and local schools closed, and presidential candidates curtailed their campaigning as Hurricane Sandy roared ever closer to the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday, promising epic storm surges, howling winds and drenching rain across much of the Mid-Atlantic region and Northeast. Facing the fury of a storm system nearly 1,000 miles wide, at least five states declared emergencies.