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Matt Bush

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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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Members of the Washington Redskins waded into a political controversy last night. But this one had nothing to do with the fight over the team's name. Eleven players on the team emerged from a FedEx Field tunnel last night before an exhibition game with the Cleveland Browns with their hands raised...
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The start of classes is less than a week away and the Montgomery County school system is asking for donations to ensure students living in poverty have all the supplies they need for the start of the school year. The school system's Give BACKpacks campaign is raising money to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need, which will be distributed at th...
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Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan faced off—sort of—for the first time since each man secured the nomination of their party to be Maryland's next governor. Democratic nominee Brown and Republican pick Hogan both addressed the Maryland Association of Counties summer conference ove...
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Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony Brown is praising a federal judge's ruling that upheld the state's ban on assault rifles and large ammunition clips. In a statement, Brown called judge Catherine Blake's ruling important in "ensuring that al...
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A federal judge in Maryland has upheld the state's new ban on certain assault rifles and large ammunition clips which was passed by the General Assembly last year. Two gun owners, five gun rights groups and two stores that sell firearms sued the state of Maryland, saying the ban on 45 assault rifles and ammunition clips of greater than 10 rounds was unconstitutional and violat...
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A faux presidential motorcade will be filmed this weekend in D.C., but neither President Obama nor a certain fictitious commander-in-chief will actually be there. The hit Netflix show House of Cards will be filming in the city on Saturday. The shoot will include footage of a mock presidential motorcade, as well as B-roll footage. The show, which chronicl...
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Two men on Maryland's Eastern Shore will remain in prison after authorities say they attacked another man this week forcing part of his arm to be amputated. Law enforcement believes the incident occurred because of a dispute over the rap group the Insane Clown Posse. A judge has ordered the two men held without bond on charges of attacking a housemate and trying to forcibly ...
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is adding his name to growing chorus of those who believe the Washington Redskins should change their name. In an appearance on Fusion Television this week, O'Malley said he believed it was time for the team to change its name, stating that every generation has seen more understanding, inclusion, and respect for all individuals and all cultures....
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A nearly 30-year-old law in Montgomery County is frustrating customers who are looking to trade-in cell phones and other electronics to get the latest versions of them. When it was passed in 1985, the county's so-called "pawn shop" law prevented stores from giving cash to customers who brought in goods to sell — stores could only give them checks. It was designed to stop c...
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When they get back to work next month, Montgomery County lawmakers will take up a measure that would update parts of the county's nearly 30-year-old "pawn shop" law, which is causing unintended problems for consumers. When it was passed in 1985, the law was designed to help police stop criminals who were selling stolen merchandise to pawn shops in exchange for cash. Those st...
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The majority of Maryland's Congressional delegation is urging President Obama to reconsider a proposal regarding a technique to look for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean, including off the state's shoreline. Who isn't behind the push is just as telling as who is. Eight of Maryland's 10 Congressional members wrote the President, asking him to think twice about a plan that wo...
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A man from Maryland has pleaded guilty to offering rides to intoxicated people and then using their ATM cards to withdraw money from their bank accounts. Nyerere Mitchell of Clinton plead guilty in D.C. Superior Court to five counts of felony fraud, and now faces up to 50 years in prison when he senten...
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Police in Baltimore County are investigating a YouTube video in which a man dressed in a Cleveland Browns football jersey appears to urinate on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. Modell, who died in 2012, is buried at Druid Ridge cemetery in Pikesville. Police h...
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In Maryland, authorities in Montgomery County have charged a Rockville couple with locking their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons in a basement for years. Court records show that John and Janice Land are free on bond after they were charged last week with two counts each of vulnerable adult abuse and attempted false imprisonment. Charging documents state police wen...
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In Maryland, a federal judge in Baltimore is deciding whether a lawsuit over a botched 2009 music festival in Frederick County will go to trial. The Summer Solstice Projekt festival was set to be held at in Myersville between June 18 and June 21, 2009. The festival started as planned, but the sheriff's office received more than eight complaints about noise. Officials ultimat...
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In Maryland, Montgomery County in launching a study of its strict liquor control policies, which a top state official said should be ended. The County council's office of legislative oversight releases reports on county agencies, and this week they released the topics they will tackle in the coming year, which includes the liquor control department and its policies. ...
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In Maryland, the Montgomery County council is closer to voting on a bill that would shorten the distance archery hunters have to be from occupied buildings when out hunting. The General Assembly this year passed its own version of a bill that cuts the distance archery hunters must be from occupied buildings to 100 yards from the previous 150. The county bill matches the new ...
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Supporters of Maryland governor Martin O'Malley are coming to his defense following his dust-up with the White House this week over the growing number of immigrant children coming to the U.S. from Central America. Maryland's top immigrant advocacy and services group, Casa De Mary...
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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is fighting back against criticism from the White House that his position on the deportation of immigrant children is hypocritical. As the U.S. deals with a surging influx of immigrant children from Central America, O'Malley said he disagreed with the Obama administration's efforts to speed up the deportations of those kids. That apparently upse...
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The Montgomery County Board of Education has signed off on a plan to purchase 40,000 laptops and tablets for students. Over the next three school years, students from grades three through 12 will receive Chromebook laptops, while those in kindergarten through 2nd grade will get Android-based tablets. The goal is to incorporate technology into everyday learning. Dr...