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It's Summer In The City, But Montgomery County Lawmakers Thinking About Snow

Despite Tuesday's summer heat, lawmakers in Montgomery County had snow on their minds: specifically possible changes to the laws requiring residents and businesses to shovel their walks after a storm.
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MoCo Legislators Ask Maryland To Decriminalize Drug Paraphernalia

The Montgomery County Council has given final approval to a resolution asking state lawmakers to go further in decriminalizing marijuana, and took a shot at a Maryland Republican for trying to stop decriminalization in D.C.
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Heat Causes Delays In Trains On Maryland And Virginia

Some MARC and VRE customers can expect delays this afternoon because of high heat.
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Decades-Old Vials Of Smallpox Found at NIH Building In Bethesda

Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at a research center made a startling discovery last week decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box.
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Maryland Casinos Brought In $72 Million In June

Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County led the group with more than $56 million from slot machines and table games — an approximately 10 percent increase from June 2013.
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Old Bay & the Chesapeake's Identity

It's one of the flavors that defines life in the Chesapeake region: Old Bay Seasoning, the blend of herbs and spices that's been made in Maryland for nearly a century. Kojo explores the link between spice and regional identity - and what Old Bay has contributed to the culinary DNA of the Chesapeake region.

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Two Candidates For Prince George's County Council Seat Separated By 10 Votes

One race from Maryland's two-week-old primary remains undecided, but today additional ballots are being counted in the Democratic primary for the District 2 seat on the Prince George's County Council.
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Police Arrest 13-Year-Old For Allegedly Shooting Frederick Teen

Police in Frederick have arrested a 13-year-old boy for a Fourth of July shooting that left a 15-year-old girl injured.
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Old Railcars Slow Down Metro Progress

Metro’s fleet of aging railcars — scheduled for replacement over the next several years — continues to bedevil commuters, risking Metro’s message that things actually are getting better halfway through a six-year, $5 billion rebuilding effort.
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Prince George's County Looking For Evacuees For Emergency Response Exercise

Authorities in Prince George's County need volunteers to be evacuees. Not real ones — just for pretend.

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