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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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Later today, fire chiefs from across the D.C. region will gather to support ambulance user fees in Maryland's Montgomery County.Voters in Montgomery County will decide at the polls next month whether the fees will be implemented. Montgomery County is the lone jurisdiction in the area that does not charge the fees. County Fire Chief Richard Bowers says county residents would not...
Police in Virginia have yet to make any arrests following yesterday's shooting at the Pentagon, which did not injure anyone but did damage several windows.Workers are quietly going about their business at the Pentagon this morning, entering the massive building the security gates without as much as a word spoken. One worker who did speak, but did not want her name given, said s...
Police in Virginia have yet to make any arrests following yesterday's shooting at the Pentagon, which did not injure anyone but did damage several windows.Workers are quietly going about their business at the Pentagon this morning, entering the massive building the security gates without as much as a word spoken. One worker who did speak, but did not want her name given, said s...
Police in Virginia have yet to make any arrests following yesterday's shooting at the Pentagon, which did not injure anyone but did damage several windows.Workers are quietly going about their business at the Pentagon this morning, entering the massive building the security gates without as much as a word spoken. One worker who did speak, but did not want her name given, said s...
In Maryland, high-profile names will be making appearances this week as the gubernatorial election approaches.The Republican nominee, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, received the endorsement of Maryland's Fraternal Order of Police today. Then this weekend, former New York city mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani will appea...
A national doctors' group is giving school lunches in the District a grade of "A+."The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has given D.C. schools one of its Golden Carrot Awards, which go to districts that offer healthy lunches and get chi...
In the District, jury selection for the murder trial of the man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy in 2001 gets underway this morning.Ingmar Guandique is accused of attacking Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May 2001. For months after her disappearance, police focused their attention on then-Congressman Gary Condit, a California Democrat....
In Maryland, housing policies--not education policies--are being credited with helping poor children in Montgomery County do better in school.A study from The Century Foundation shows poor children who go to school in more affluent areas in the county do better than those who don't. Policies that ...
In Maryland, a study shows poor children in Montgomery County who are sent to schools with children from wealthier families have better grades. The study could contain lessons for a neighboring jurisdiction.Policies that force housing developments wherever they're constructed in the county to offer units to lo...
In Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Bob Ehrlich squared off over several topics during their second debate, a partnership between WAMU, The Washington Post and WUSA-TV.O'Malley was asked whether he would cut state funding to any group that is proven to aid or harbor illegal aliens. During his answer, O'Malley used the term "new Americans" to describe rece...
Plenty of questions were asked during today's Maryland governor's debate, sponsored in part by WAMU. But both Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Bob Ehrlich accused each other of not answering those questions.Ehrlich was asked how he would make up hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue if he repeals an increase in the state sales tax that O'Malley approved. O'Malley wasn'...
In Maryland, Montgomery County has seen a rash of incidents where pedestrians have been hit by vehicles.Overnight, a woman was killed after being struck twice on Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg. The victim was first hit by a car, and then by an out-of-service Metrobus on the southbound side of the road near Route 124.That accident comes after two incidents Monday. A 14-ye...
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There was a lot of huffing and puffing from riders for a second day at Metro's DuPont Circle station. It was because for a second day, the escalators at the station's south exit were broken, forcing riders to hike the stairs.Emotions varied from riders who had to walk the steep incline.There was exasperation... "It was hard."Some gallows humor..."Oh it was some of...
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Later today, President Obama will unveil his administration's plan to combat new cases of HIV-AIDS.President Obama's plan is expected to have three parts, one of which will direct more money to states with higher numbers of HIV-AIDS infections. D.C. has one of the highest infection rates in the country. In 2009, three percent of city residents were reported to be HIV positive....
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Later today, President Obama will unveil his administration's plan to combat new cases of HIV-AIDS.President Obama's plan is expected to have three parts, one of which will direct more money to states with higher numbers of HIV-AIDS infections. D.C. has one of the highest infection rates in the country. In 2009, three percent of city residents were reported to be HIV positive....
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There was a lot of huffing and puffing from riders for a second day at Metro's DuPont Circle station. It was because for a second day, the escalators at the station's south exit were broken, forcing riders to hike the stairs.Emotions varied from riders who had to walk the steep incline.There was exasperation... "It was hard."Some gallows humor..."Oh it was some of...
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By Matt BushFormer Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich officially entered the race to get his old job back this afternoon.The Republican finds the political landscape today far different than when he lost the gubernatorial race four years ago.One of the factors Ehrlich says swayed him in deciding to run again this year was a change in the national political mood....
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By Matt BushFormer Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich officially entered the race to get his old job back this afternoon.The Republican finds the political landscape today far different than when he lost the gubernatorial race four years ago.One of the factors Ehrlich says swayed him in deciding to run again this year was a change in the national political mood....
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By Matt BushIn Maryland, Montgomery County is extending its free summer lunch program to an elementary school in Takoma Park.Rolling Terrace Elementary will be the eighth school to offer free lunches during the summer.Money from the federal government will pay for the extension, which Superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast says is critical given the county's tight budget ...
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How Metro responds to safety issues will be the focus of next week's National Transportation Safety Board hearing into last June's crash that killed nine people. The NTSB's Robert Sumwalt will oversee the hearing, which starts Tuesday. Metro's general manager, chief safety officer and board chairman are all scheduled to testify that day.But Sumwalt says that does not mean Metr...