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For 'Senator Barb' And Maryland Politicians, The Future Is Wide Open

Sen. Barbara Mikulski hasn't made any plans yet for what she'll be doing in 2017. Meanwhile, Maryland's Republicans see an opportunity, and Democrats see a chance to reassert their dominance in the state.

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Are Schools For English Language Learners In Prince George's County Fair?

Prince George's County is opening two new schools this year for the burgeoning population of immigrant students with limited English skills. But some critics question whether these schools are either legal or fair.

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Maryland's Barbara Mikulski To Retire From The U.S. Senate

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in Congressional history will retire when her fifth term in the Senate is up.

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Hogan's Pick For Transportation Secretary To Get Second Day Of Scrutiny

Lawmakers in Maryland's executive nominations committee didn't get in all the questions they had for Pete Rahn during his confirmation hearing last week, so they will take another pass Monday.

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Md. State Senator Wants To Lower Drinking Age For Active-Duty Military

A state senator from Maryland wants to drop the legal drinking age to 18 for active-duty military members, saying it's a small token of appreciation for soldiers.
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In Wake Of Ferguson, Maryland Legislators Debate Police Accountability Bills

Under a new Republican governor, Maryland's elected officials have mostly been focused on the economy and jobs creation. But they have also been grappling with a number of police accountability measures.
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Maryland Ex-Offenders Call For More Clarity On Their Voting Rights

Some Marylanders who've served time in federal prison are pushing for expanded voting rights for ex-offenders.
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Hogan Refutes Claims That His Charter-School Bill Is A Union Buster

More than half of the state's 47 charter schools are located in Baltimore, and Hogan believes making it easier for more to open there — and elsewhere in Maryland — would help close the widening achievement gap between white students and students of color.
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Maryland Moves Toward Renewing Race, Gender Data Collection In Police Stops

The legislation has been in place since 2001, and supporters say it has led to a drop in racial profiling by police.

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Pete Rahn Faces Scrutiny As Hogan's Pick For Maryland Transportation Secretary

Of all of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's cabinet choices, his pick for transportation secretary is the most watched, with its implications for the state's big mass transit projects.

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