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D.C.'s Animal Control Officers Say More Rights Mean More Protection

The animal control officers at Washington Humane Society say having some of the rights and responsibilities as police officers will help them better perform their duties.

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Mental Health Policy Recommendations In Virginia Get Key Endorsement

Proposed reforms to the way emergency care is handled for mental health crises got a boost this week from a Virginia legislative panel formed in the wake of the suicide of the son of State Sen. Creigh Deeds.

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Body Cameras Coming For Montgomery County Police

With the controversy surrounding the role of police in the deaths of African-American men across the country, Montgomery County officials say body cameras are on the way.

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Fines For Passing Montgomery County School Buses Could Double

Montgomery County officials want to double the fine for those caught illegally passing stopped school buses, but legislation might have a tough time passing at the state level.

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Holiday Cheer Means Extra Attention From Montgomery County Police

Roads known for alcohol-related crashes — and hot spots for underage drinking — will be under watchful eyes.

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D.C. Leaf Collection Returns — With The Correct Ward Maps

D.C.'s leaf collection trucks will back out on the streets on Monday, with city crews beginning their annual fall routine of raking and vacuuming along sidewalks and roadsides.
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Following Rocket Explosion, Eastern Shore Residents Urged Not To Handle Debris

An Antares rocket exploded shortly after takeoff on Tuesday night, and as scientists and engineers struggle to figure out the cause of the accident, they caution nearby residents not to handle the wreckage.

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Are Roads Becoming More Dangerous For Bike Riders?

The number of bicyclists killed in crashes with cars is on the rise, according to a new report, reversing a downward trend going back three decades. But is it actually more dangerous?

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A Transportation Plan For Our Region

Long-range transit plans for our region aim to hold car traffic steady while expanding other modes of transportation, including using congestion pricing for cars downtown.

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Jesse Matthew Case Prompts Push For Information Sharing On Sexual Assaults

College campuses should do a better job of sharing information on sexual assaults, say advocates citing the case of Jesse Matthew, who before his recent murder charges, was accused of sexual assault in 2002.

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