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A New Year For Maryland Bill On Paternity Rights Of Rapists?

The makeup of the state House could change the fortunes of a proposal to allow women who decide to continue with a pregnancy that results from rape to petition to block paternity rights of the rapist.

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Bill Would Automate Toll Collection On Bay Bridge, Ideally Slashing Wait Times

A Republican lawmaker from Maryland thinks he has the solution to heavy traffic crossing the Bay Bridge.
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Should Guns Be Allowed On School Campuses In Virginia?

Lawmakers in Richmond yesterday debated whether residents with concealed carry permits should be allowed to bring firearms on school property after normal class hours.

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Krupicka Wants Landlords To Be More Transparent About Mold

The Northern Virginia delegate has introduced legislation to make sure renters have access to information about mold.
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Norton Introduces Bill That Would Eliminate Congressional Approval Of D.C. Budget

With Republicans now in charge at the Capitol, you wouldn't think Norton would be optimistic about the chances of passing budget autonomy. But the D.C. representative sees a silver lining in this newly divided government.
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Maryland Gets A Lesson In Marijuana Legalization From Colorado And Washington State

Supporters of legalizing marijuana in Maryland got a boost Friday from officials in the first two U.S. states where voters chose to legalize the drug.
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Battle Over 'Pop-Ups' and 'Pop-Backs' Exposes Fault Lines Over Housing in D.C.

As D.C.'s housing demand rises, developers are getting creative in carving more space out of existing homes. But not everyone is happy about that.

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Concerns About Digital Snooping Spur Bipartisan Legislative Push In Va.

Former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the ACLU are supporting legislation that would limit the ability of law-enforcement and regulatory agencies to collect information and build databases without a warrant.

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Animal Abusers Would Shoulder Costs Of Care Under Maryland Bill

A Democratic delegate from Montgomery County wants to shift the costs of caring for abused or neglected animals from the state to the abusers themselves.

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College Presidents' Papers Should Be More Open To Public, Va. Lawmakers Say

Bipartisan legislation in Virginia would spike an exemption for top college officials under the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act.

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