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Just Who Can Save A Pet From A Hot Car? Maryland Bill Expands Power To Everyone

Even though it's illegal to leave a cat or dog unattended in a car in Maryland, only law enforcement and first responders have immunity from damages caused by breaking in to save an animal. That could soon change.

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To Reverse Ridership Declines, Metro Pins Hopes On Development Around Stations

Problems with reliability have helped drive commuters away from using Metro, but the transit agency now hopes that more development around stations will help reverse declines in ridership.
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Maryland Bill On Felons' Voting Rights Still Appears Short Of Votes To Override Veto

The legislation, passed last year by the General Assembly and then blocked by Gov. Larry Hogan, would allow about 40,000 more people to vote in Maryland, advocates say.

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Should Standardized Testing Be Capped? Maryland Exploring Options

The perception that students are overwhelmed with the amount of standardized testing crosses the partisan divide, prompting the creation of a commission to look into how Maryland might walk the fine line.

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For Metro Riders, 2016 Feels A Lot Like 2015

Broken train doors, jammed brakes, cracked rails and malfunctioning signals — so far this year has felt a lot like last year.

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Creation Of New Metro Safety Group Pushed Back To 2017

The federal government’s temporary role of directly watching over Metro will extend into next year. Transportation departments in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. missed their deadline.

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Recent Deaths Renew Calls For Tougher DUI Laws In Maryland

Two recent drunken driving incidents in Montgomery County could soften opposition among Maryland lawmakers to stiffer penalties for DUI offenses. The issue is likely to come up in the General Assembly, which convenes Thursday in Annapolis.
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Why Can't Washingtonians Resist Asking Each Other What They Do For A Living?

Is "What do you do?" the quintessential Washington question? And what exactly are people asking it trying to find out?
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Bring Out The Gavels: Virginia, Maryland Begin 2016 Legislative Sessions

In Virginia, legislators face pressure from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand education spending. And in Maryland, debates over law enforcement reform and Gov. Larry Hogan's budget proposals will be center stage.

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Police Reforms, Budget Tensions Await Maryland's General Assembly

Police and criminal justice reform will headline this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly, which starts today, but another political battle over the budget is brewing underneath.

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