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Bill On Transgender Birth Certificate Rules Advances In Maryland

Maryland's legislature is working on a bill intended to provide additional anti-discrimination protections for transgender people. This time, the measure would affect details on a person's birth certificate.

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Maryland Moves To Change State Privacy Law To Allow Body Camera Use By Police

A bill that would change Maryland's wiretapping law to ease the use of body cameras by police officers has taken a step forward in Annapolis.
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Questions — Legal And Otherwise — Linger About Rolling Stone UVA Story

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, this week suspended the investigation into allegations of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, but the story is still causing debate.

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Bloody Arrest Casts Renewed Scrutiny On Virginia's ABC Officers

Photos of the bloody arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson have renewed calls for Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in Virginia to wear body cameras or even strip them of the power to arrest.

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Citizens Weigh In On Fairfax County Police Practices Following John Geer Shooting

The practices of the Fairfax County Police Department have long been shrouded in mystery, despite a number of high-profile deaths at the hands of officers. That is poised to change with the inaugural meeting of a review commission.

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Virginia Tribes Make Progress Toward Gaining Federal Recognition

Six Native American groups, including the tribe that greeted that first English settlers in Virginia, are finally making progress toward getting recognition by the federal government.

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For Fairfax County School Officials, Not Every Disclosure Is Public

Should Fairfax County school officials have the power to redact some information about family members from their financial disclosure forms? Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say no.

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Glitch In D.C. Police Database Has Prosecutors Concerned About Missing Data

A glitch in a Metropolitan Police Department database has prosecutors in D.C. scrambling to find out whether key information was withheld from defense attorneys.
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Tweaks To Marijuana Decriminalization Draw Debate In Maryland Legislature

State lawmakers in Maryland are learning that decriminalizing marijuana isn't as simple as passing a law ending the potential of jail time for possession.

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Details On Virginia's Execution Methods Remain Secret, But Debate Survives

In Virginia, the public has no access to basic information about how inmates are killed. Activists and some politicians have been pushing for years to remove the layers of secrecy.

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