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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) This year marks an opportunity for Maryland voters to hold a constitutional convention. The law requires a referendum on the ballot every two decades allowing voters to elect citizens to make changes to the constitution.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon says her administration has much to be proud of. Dixon gave a farewell address at today's Board of Public Works meeting. She will step down tomorrow amid a scandal over gift cards and other gifts she received while serving as City Council president several years ago.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) A Metro spokesman says the agency will review the way it notifies an oversight committee of accidents after failing to notify the committee of a maintenance vehicle crash over the weekend quickly enough. Metro's own safety office didn't know about the crash for more than 30 hours.

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