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Could Uber Be MetroAccess Alternative? Montgomery Co. Coalition Opposes Idea

Metro is looking for cheaper alternatives to MetroAccess service in Montgomery County, but many, including disability rights activists, want to avoid ride-hailing apps like Uber because of their poor track record serving people with disabilities.

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Terminal Patients Push For 'Right To Try' In Maryland

Patients facing the end of life want to the ability to take experimental drugs that don't yet have the approval of the FDA — part of a national movement called the "Right To Try."

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What Is The Future Of The State Song 'Maryland, My Maryland?'

For 75 years, Maryland's state song has referred to Abraham Lincoln as a tyrant and Union troops as "scum." As the national conversation has turned against symbols of the Confederacy, lawmakers are debating what should happen to "Maryland, My Maryland."

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Delays To Watkins Mill Interchange Could Hurt Development, Leaders Say

Montgomery County leaders are decrying the delay of a project that would have added an interchange along I-270 in Gaithersburg. They're concerned the move will kill hundreds of millions of dollars in development currently taking place in that area.
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Maryland Senate Awaits Replacement Lawmaker Before Close Veto Override Vote

The last of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's six vetoes is expected to get an override, but with the vote on the bill speeding up the restoration of voting rights for felons expected to be close, lawmakers aren't taking chances.

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As Transit Agency Struggles, Politically Divided Metro Board To Elect New Leader

As 2016 unfolds, questions loom over whether the various personalities and parochial interests will prevent the members of Metro's Board of Directors from reaching consensus on key issues.
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Who Were The Economic Winners And Losers During Snowzilla?

Early estimates say the costs for the nor'easter over the weekend could be as much as $1 billion, but while local governments and some local businesses were hurting, surely somebody was making out well from all this snow?

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Feds Announce Monday Closure In Wake Of Blizzard, Limited Metro Service

No schools will be open, Metro will be running reduced service and snow still blankets the region. It's not a surprise that the federal government opted to let workers stay home on Monday.
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School Closings Rolling In As D.C. Region Digs Out From Snowzilla

This weekend's big snowstorm dropped up to 3 feet of snow in places. Attention turns to Monday, when many schools will be closed and Metro will offer only limited underground service.

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LISTEN: Apologies And Preparations In D.C. As Storm Heads In

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about D.C.'s reaction to a storm on Jan. 20, and how it set the table for the city's response to the weekend's incoming blizzard.

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