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LISTEN: Tracking Hurricane Hermine With The Capital Weather Gang

Should you bother heading to the beach this weekend? Hermine, the first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade, could affect the Washington region as it comes northward. Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang explains what might be ahead.

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The Politics Hour - September 2, 2016

A D.C. Councilmember wants answers on the shakeup at the agency awarding major construction contracts. Maryland's governor issues an executive order pushing back school start times. And Virginia's Republican party switches up its primary process.

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LISTEN: Maryland's New School Calendar, Updating The Bay Bridge

Catch up on the week's major regional news stories with Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey and The Washington Post's Robert McCartney.

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Trump's Promised Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities Would Hit D.C. Region

There's no textbook definition of a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants, but localities such as Arlington, Montgomery and Prince George's counties as well as the District would potentially face sanctions if Donald Trump wins the presidency.

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Should "Sex Ed" Include A Chapter On Consent?

A local school district recently updated its family life education curriculum to cover sexual consent and assault.

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LISTEN: Why Education Groups Oppose Longer Summer For Maryland Students

A longer summer may get the endorsement of Maryland's students, but education groups say it can contribute to backsliding and put undo burdens on low-income families.

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LISTEN: Why Maryland Is Moving The First Day Of School Later Next Year

For the 2017-18 school year, Maryland students won't be back in the classroom until after Labor Day. One of the supporters of the new policy is a high-ranking Democrat, state Comptroller Peter Franchot. He explains what Gov. Larry Hogan (R) wants to achieve with the move.

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Maryland's Governor Alters School Calendar; Education Groups Question Motives

An order from Gov. Larry Hogan will push the start of the 2017-18 school year until after Labor Day. Opponents say the perceived economic benefits of the move might not outweigh the potential effects on academics and families' finances.

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One Month Since Deadly Flooding, Ellicott City Announces New Rebuilding Resources

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said it's hard to believe it's the same place as the disaster zone he walked through after the July 30 storm.

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Montgomery County's Police Chief On Taser Use And Community Policing

An independent investigation determined that Montgomery County Police's taser policies are a model for police department's across the nation — but some in the county question the report's thoroughness and its timing.

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