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Call To Get All Maryland Students Internet Access Renewed This Year

Should all students in Maryland schools have access to the Internet and other digital resources? One Maryland Senator is taking up the call again this legislative session.

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Maryland's Assault Weapons Ban Cast In Doubt By Court Ruling

A federal appeals court Thursday sent a lower court decision on Maryland's gun control law back for review, a potential blow to the assault weapons ban in the state.

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Technical Problems Cause Maryland To Ditch Voting Machines For April Primary

April's primary election in Maryland features several high-profile races, but the long list of candidates is creating a problem for the state's new voting machines.
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Hogan Looks For Middle Ground In Speech, But Democrats Remain Skeptical

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan titled his second State of the State speech "A Middle Temperament," and the Republican stuck mostly to that mantle.

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Democrats Look For A Different Hogan In Governor's State Of The State Speech

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will deliver his State of the State address Wednesday afternoon to the General Assembly in Annapolis, and the state's Democratic lawmakers say they're hoping this speech is not a repeat of last year's.

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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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