: Maryland's General Assembly adopted a ban on arsenic additives in chicken feed, which if signed into law would make the state the first in the nation to take such a step to keep the toxic chemical out of food and the environment.
: The selection of S. Dallas Dance, 30, as the youngest person to head the Baltimore County public schools in at least 50 years has set off worry here among parents, teachers and administrators that he has too little experience to lead.
: "First, he is the archetype for watchdog journalism on TV. He and his legendary executive producer Don Hewitt, adapted that important role to TV with the advent of "60 Minutes"-- and no one ever has or will do it better."
: The 29-year-old right-hander flirted with history, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning before settling for an eight-inning, two-hit gem in the Orioles' 3-1 win over the Twins, completing a series sweep.
: A lengthy roster of high-profile bills remains unresolved as the General Assembly begins what is supposed to be the final day of its 2012 session: Offshore wind power. A doubling of the so-called "flush tax." The future of gambling in Maryland. But really, it's all about the budget.
: Over the past two years, Maureen Coyle has received $5,700 in property tax breaks that the city admits she never requested for her Patterson Park rowhouse. Now the city is demanding full repayment by month's end.