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Mizeur Backs Legal Physician-Assisted Suicide In Maryland

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in Maryland.
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D.C. And Maryland Decriminalize Marijuana, But Differently

Both D.C. and Maryland have passed bills decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the devil is in the details.
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The Future of D.C.'s Marijuana Debate

Both Maryland and the District moved recently to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but activists in D.C. are pivoting to a new effort to legalize marijuana entirely.

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Ambiguities Abound With Maryland Marijuana Law

Small amounts of marijuana will be decriminalized in Maryland later this year, but possession of rolling papers, pipes and the like are still illegal, and prosecutors are trying to confront other uncertainties with the law.

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Where Is The Tax Burden For The Poor Highest In The D.C. Region?

Living in the D.C. region is a financial struggle for many folks, but a report from the D.C. Office of Revenue Analysis finds that low-income households face the highest tax burden in Northern Virginia.

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O'Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1.
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Ocean City Bolsters Emergency Response With Two FM Radio Stations

Ocean City is now the proud owner of two new FM radio stations, as part of a FEMA grant intended to improve the coastal city's emergency response.

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Budget Cuts Could Hurt D.C. Area National Parks

National Parks are big business in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, but federal budget cuts could have long term effects.

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Fine Print Makes Minimum Wage Increase More Palatable In Ocean City

Restaurant owners in Ocean City, Md., were not pleased by the talk about an increase in the minimum wage, but a gradual implementation and exemption for certain workers has made it an easier pill to swallow.

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Alcohol A Big Issue In Maryland Legislature This Year

Maryland legislators spent a lot of time dealing with alcohol sales and regulation this year.

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