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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chesapeake Region Leads East Coast In Sea-Level Rise

Communities across the globe are beginning to come to grips with climate change and sea-level rise. One of the places where the water is rising especially quickly is right here in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Early Reviews Of ICC Mixed

So far, more than 24,000 cars have taken a ride on the ICC in Maryland Wednesday, the first day the new highway is open for traffic.

College Contest In Va. Could Help Demystify Redistricting

The release of new census data has set the politically-charged and often arcane task of redistricting in motion in states and localities across the country.

Gray Backs Firing Of Teachers In 2008

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says the District will appeal an arbitrator's decision to reinstate the 75 teachers fired under former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in 2008.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill In Maryland Passes Big Vote

A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage has passed one of its biggest hurdles in Annapolis.

Baltimore Police Arrested

In Baltimore, a new investigation reveals corruption within the police ranks.

Maryland Gets Funding To Tackle Child Hunger

Maryland is receiving a federal grant worth more than $900,000 to try to reduce childhood hunger.

Open Road: Drivers Take To Intercounty Connector

The first stretch of the Intercounty Connector in Maryland is now open.

Fairfax Proposal Would Jeopardize Teacher Pay Raises

County Executive Anthony Griffin is calling for another year without pay raises for county employees.

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