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African Immigration Trend Has A Strong Base In D.C. Area

Black immigration to the U.S. has long been dominated by people from places like Jamaica and Haiti, but that trend is changing, and the D.C. area is at the forefront of the new patterns, researchers say.

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Refunds On The Way For Some Maryland Residents After Supreme Court Ruling

Refunds are on the way for Maryland residents who earn income in other states after the Supreme Court ruled the state's income tax collection practices were unconstitutionial.

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Who Will Pony Up For The Purple Line? County Leaders Meet Hogan Thursday

Supporters of the Purple Line project in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties say they still believe they can convince Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to get behind the project — despite signals the governor may cancel it.
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'Preferred' Candidate For Montgomery County Schools Chief Passes On Job

Dr. Andrew Houlihan, the chief academic officer of the Houston Independent School District in Texas, won't be leading Montgomery County's school system after all.
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Maryland Awaits Governor's Decisions On Purple Line, Hotel Taxes

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has until the end of the month to decide whether to sign or veto several bills with major implications for the state and its economy.

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With Preakness On The Way, Horse-Racing Fans Worry The Race Will Leave Baltimore

Hanging over Pimlico is the usual rumor; that the Preakness may move out of Baltimore soon, likely to the race track in Laurel, Maryland. This year the rumor has more resonance, though.
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Montgomery County School Board Finds 'Preferred' Candidate For Superintendent

Dr. Andrew Houlihan, currently the chief academic officer for the Houston Independent School District in Texas, is the Montgomery County Board of Education's preferred pick to the be the school system's next superintendent.
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Airbnb Users Won't Be Able To Escape MoCo Hotel Taxes For Much Longer

Much like D.C., Montgomery County will start collecting hotel taxes on bookings made through Airbnb, the service that lets homeowners rent out a room or property.
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Hogan's Cuts To Tolls Favor Some Voters Over Others, State Senator Says

Bay Bridge users, for example, will benefit more than Intercounty Connector users. Sen. Richard Madaleno says the governor is rewarding toll payers "by where they live and where they vote."

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Maryland Legislators Push For Changes To How Police Misconduct Is Investigated

A group of state lawmakers in Maryland looking at police accountability measures will likely push for independent prosecutors to handle cases where an officer faces serious charges.

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