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What You Need To Know For Maryland's Primaries Tuesday

You can head to the polls to vote in Maryland's primaries today — we'll show you where. With money pouring into the contests this year, the state's Senate and House races promise to be interesting. 

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Will Nixing Pesticides Preserve Maryland's Bee Population?

In April, the state's General Assembly became the first in the nation to ban amateur use of pesticides with neonicotinoids, which are said to be harmful to bees.

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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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Big Spending, Deep Pockets Have Colored The Primary In Maryland's 8th District

Montgomery County's 8th Congressional district has been this year's most expensive. But will spending by deep-pocket candidates yield political results constituents are looking for?

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Teachers In D.C, Maryland Keep Up The Pressure As PARCC Season Is Upon Us

D.C. and Maryland schools are gearing up to administer the PARCC tests for a second year. Kavitha Cardoza checks in on how one school is changing its preparation strategy, and she talks to an academic who studies the tests' relationship to the so-called "opportunity gap."

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The Local Effect Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Kojo will examine Maryland's economy and this race through the lens of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest trade deal in a generation.

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Metrorail Won't Get Federal Bailout, House Republicans Say

The Washington area's struggling subway system won't get a federal bailout, GOP Rep. John Mica said Thursday as Republicans blamed the Metro system's recent series of crises on poor management rather than a lack of funding.

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Washington: Not Just Government Jobs Anymore (But Government Still Matters)

What's the prospect for economic growth and jobs in the Washington region as the federal government cuts back on spending? It's not as bad as you think.
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Late-Forming Super PACs Bring Big Dollars, Unnamed Donors To Senate Race

Highlighting what campaign finance experts call a “disclosure loophole” for last-minute spending by outside groups, two Super PACs have spent more than $1 million combined on Maryland's Senate primary.

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A Look At The Bills That Passed The Maryland General Assembly

Maryland's legislative session wrapped up on Monday night, and we've got a look at some of the legislation that cleared the General Assembly in the last 90 days.

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