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Bush is the Maryland reporter for WAMU. He can be found most of the time on the job in Annapolis, Rockville, or Upper Marlboro covering state and county governments. He's a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Point Park College in downtown Pittsburgh


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The final week of the baseball regular season starts Monday night, and while the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles already have clinched division titles, they still have something to play for. Each team has a chance to secure the best record in its league, which would give them home-field advantage during the divisional and league championship playoff rounds. The Na...
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Hiding. And lying. Those are the accusations being hurled on the campaign trail this week in the race to be Maryland's next governor. Democrat Anthony Brown unveiled a new web video today alleging that Republican Larry Hogan is "hiding" his positions on contentious issues like abortion and gun control. It goes on to echo earlier attacks that Hogan is not releasi...
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The D.C. region's white elephant, the Silver Spring Transit Center in Montgomery County, still isn't ready for commuters. The transit hub for trains and buses, which is already more than two years late, still doesn't have a firm open date. The center can't open until repair work on a host of issues is completed. David Dise, the head of Montgomery County's department of gener...
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Police in Montgomery County are "preparing a homicide case" against Catherine Hoggle, the woman whose two children remain missing a week after their father first reported it to officers. Hoggle met with her husband a week ago today at Germantown fast food restaurant. He told police she was evasive when he asked about the whereabouts of their children, a 2-year-old and a 3-ye...
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Washington's football team picked up its first win of the season yesterday, but they may have lost quarterback Robert Griffin III to a season-ending injury. Griffin will undergo an MRI today after suffering what the team said was a dislocated ankle during the first quarter of a 41-10 win over Jacksonville. Depending on what the MRI reveals, Griffin could be done for the seas...
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Police in Montgomery County still have not located a missing woman or her two children. The father of Catherine Hoggle made an urgent plea today that she turn herself in to get help. Hoggle has not been seen since she left a Germantown fast food restaurant Monday after she deflected questions from her husband about the whereabouts of their two children. Video sur...
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Police in Montgomery County are charging a woman with misdemeanor child neglect after the disappearance of her two young children. The woman in question also remains missing. The charges against Catherine Hoggle, according to assistant police chief Russell Hamill, are designed to aid in getting information for the investigation. Hamill wouldn't elaborate further. ...
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Maryland's Montgomery County is poised to become the next jurisdiction in the U.S. to ban take-out food containers made of polystyrene foam — better known as styrofoam. Two county council members are introducing a bill today that would ban styrofoam containers in favor of ones that are made from recyclable materials. ...
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An American University professor and department head is on leave following his arrest earlier this week for allegedly trying to set a fire in a parking garage. Dr. David Pitts is the chair of the university's department of public administration and policy as well as an associate professor. He was arrested early Thursday morning by D.C. police and charged with breaking into th...
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A Montgomery County Council member is warning colleagues not to regulate Uber and other ride sharing services "out of the county." Councilman Roger Berliner says he's concerned the county might try to "wall" off new companies like Uber to protect traditional cab companies. In a letter to County Executive Isiah Leggett, Berliner calls for regulations that would allow those o...
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The National Capital Region is officially launching its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, and leaders from most of the region's jurisdictions are on board. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley enthusiastically greeted the news of the Washington 2024 bid, saying in a statement that the Olympics would "foster a lasting sports, tourism and cu...
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In just over two months, voters in Maryland will head to the polls to elect the state's next governor. Now that Labor Day has passed, expect a torrent of campaign ads to hit the air. Since winning their party's nominations in late June's primary, Democrat Anthony Brown and Republ...
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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder says the team is in the preliminary stages of designing a new stadium to replace FedEx Field. Where that future stadium will go is anyone's guess, as Snyder said only that it could go in D.C., Maryland or Virginia.  But Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker believes his county has "a leg up" in keeping the team. FedEx Field...
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Fire and rescue officials in Montgomery County are urging residents to learn CPR, and say that becoming certified in the life-saving technique takes much less time now. It was his 32nd birthday, but Michael Liu had already received the best present months earlier. In May, when he collapsed while jogging in Rockville, passerby Heather Von Kurtz performed CPR on Liu. It saved ...
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Montgomery County's Michael Liu turned 32 today, but he wasn't the one doling out gifts. Liu almost didn't see his birthday this year. In May while jogging, Liu collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in a park in Rockville. A passerby, Heather Von Kurtz, performed CPR until paramedics arrived. Liu had stopped breathing for about 10 minutes, and then spent 10 days in a coma. Bu...
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Drivers who use Connecticut Avenue inside the Beltway in Montgomery County might want to find an alternate route for the rest of the week. The State Highway Administration is repaving the stretch of Connecticut Avenue, which in Maryland is also State Route 185, from the East-West Highway to the D.C. line. The project started about two weeks ago, and as crews took...
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Maryland's lone Republican Congressman says subpoenas have been sent in an investigation into Maryland's badly flawed health exchange website. Eastern Shore Congressman Andy Harris said in a statement yesterday that an audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Hum...
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At the casino's opening, waiters on tricycles were delivering champagne to guests. (Matt Bush/WAMU) The newest casino in Maryland is open this morning....
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A new casino located in downtown Baltimore opens tonight. The Horseshoe Casino, owned by Caesars, opens its doors at 9 p.m. this evening. It's located right off of Interstate 95, just south of M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. It will feature more than 2,500 slot machines, as well as table games like blackjack and roulette, a live poker room, an...
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Yorktown. Gettysburg. Normandy. Iwo Jima. Those are some of the greatest victories and finest hours in the history of the United States. The 1814 Battle of Bladensburg in Maryland... isn't. In fact, it's arguably the most embarrassing defeat the U.S. has ever endured. Regardless, this weekend Prince George's County will mark the 200th anniversary of the battle. The...