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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, 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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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...
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Federal efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are falling short. So says a group of scientists and former politicians.Matt Bush reports.The group is led by Gerald Winegrad, a former Maryland state senator. He says last year's federal disaster declaration for the Bay's Blue Crab population isn't the only failure of the Environmental Protection Agency's first cleanup pla...
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The first of two public hearings will be held tonight in Montgomery County about a planned expansion of Johns Hopkins University's campus in Gaithersburg.County council president Phil Andrews says interest in the issue was so high the council had to add a second hearing, scheduled for Thursday night, to accommodate the number of people who wanted to speak.If the council ...
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The H1N1 flu virus is affecting local schools in a variety of ways. William Gibbs Elementary in Germantown opened for the first time this week.Beyond stocking up on tissues and hand sanitizer, there is the issue of making up classwork for students who will miss school because they're ill. Principal Kim Bosnic says each teacher must send daily lesson plans to the school's webma...
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When it comes to health care reform, Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen says the times have changed, but the rhetoric hasn't.Speaking to seniors old enough to remember the passage of Medicare in the 1960's, Van Hollen took on the term "socialized medicine." When Van Hollen called Medicare "a very successful program," the crowd at Leisure World in Montgomery County applauded...
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Laboratories at the Army's Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland are expanding. It comes as the H1N1 flu virus is on a lot of people's minds.Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker is the Army's surgeon general. Diagnosing the so-called swine flu is easy, he says, if you have the tools. According to Schoomaker, that technology has now been developed.Much of the technology was ...