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Demand For Public Assistance Grows In Arlington

Arlington County, Va., is known as a wealthy community. But 10 percent of the county is on public assistance -- and the needs are growing every day.

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Maryland State Workers Rally Over Health Care, Pensions

Thousands of state workers are marching on the Maryland State House for a rally they're calling "Enough is Enough: Keep the Promise." They're protesting plans that include raising their health care costs by 10 percent and making them wait longer before they can qualify for retirement benefits.

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Names Of Maryland Tax Scofflaws Published

Since 2000, the Maryland Comptroller's Office has published a list of the top 25 business and individual state tax scofflaws, hoping shame and embarrassment will make them pay up.

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Connolly Bill Would Give Mortgage Help To More Military Families

A local congress member is trying to fix a loophole that has left many military families backed into a financial corner.

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Alexandria Public Employees Protest Lower Paychecks

Dozens of public employees are planning to be on hand Monday afternoon for a budget hearing at Alexandria City Hall in Virginia, where members of the city council will be considering a proposal that would increase employee contributions for health care and retirement.

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D.C. Water Holds Town Hall Meetings

D.C.'s water authority is holding a series of town hall meetings, starting Tuesday, on water service in the city and a proposal to raise rates.

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