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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PHOTOS: Baltimore Talent Development High School

Students at Baltimore Talent Development High School have a greater chance of success than their peers in Baltimore City's traditional public schools, thanks to a new educational model developed at Johns Hopkins University. Here's a look at what makes it work.

Friday, March 2, 2012

This Week On Metro Connection: Stress

We explore stress on this week's show -- from the stress of the battlefront to the anxiety parents feel caring for a child with a major disability.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

O'Malley To Sign Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill this evening, making Maryland the seventh state in the U.S., plus the District of Columbia, to allow same-sex unions.

Moran Reprimands Metro For 'Go To Hell Barack' Ad

Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran is criticizing Metro for allowing the posting of an ad telling the President to "go to hell" at the Clarendon Metro station.

Cell Phone Tracking, License Plate Readers Raise Privacy Concerns

Privacy advocates are looking for more transparency from MPD on cell phone tracking and license plate readers.

Commentary: Efforts To Boost D.C. Jobs Suffer For Lack Of Information

Unemployment rates in D.C. continue to be well above the national average. While the District government has taken strides to address this problem, they have so far been hampered by incomplete data, according to commentator Marina Streznewksi.

Sen. Democrats Oppose Amendment To Contraceptive Rule

Senate Democrats in the area are lining up in opposition to an amendment to the controversial contraceptive bill that would led businesses to exclude certain coverage based on religious belief.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Loudoun County Mulls Financial Plan

The Loudoun County board is inviting interested citizens to watch a webcast of its meeting on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

Federal Workers Rally To Protest Cuts

Federal workers took to the U.S. Capitol today, not in the exercise of their normal jobs, but in protest of the Republicans' push for cuts in the federal workforce.

Partisan Gridlock Clouds Virginia Budget

Lawmakers in Virginia are at an impasse after the state senate remained split along partisan lines over the passage of a budget for the next fiscal year.

New Study Eyes Wind Power Potential In Maryland

Maryland lawmakers are considering the results of a study which says that tapping into the budding wind power industry would be a major boon for the state economy.

National Journal: Congress More Partisan Than Ever

According to a study, Congress is as divided along partisan lines as it has ever been, though lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia vary widely across the political spectrum.

Prince George's Blaze That Injured Firefighters Was Arson

Officials now confirm arson was the cause of a blaze in Prince George's County on Friday that injured several firefighters and left two in critical condition. They are asking for tips from the public.

Realtors Fight For Mortgage Interest Deduction

A number of realtors took to Annapolis Tuesday to protest a bill that would reduce the mortage interest rate deduction for residents of the state, saying it would further stymie growth in the housing sector.

Bartlett Denies Backing So-Called 'Stache Act

Roscoe Bartlett was already facing a tough re-election campaign in Maryland's sixth district, but now he's being wrong accused of backing a tax break for mustache-wearers.