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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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How Can Maryland Improve Policing? Work Group To Release Recommendations

A group of legislators that convened after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody last year is expected to release recommendations for lawmakers to pick up during the upcoming General Assembly session.
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Maryland Gov. Hogan Proposes Tax Cuts, GCEI Funding In Budget

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's priorities for this year's General Assembly session came into focus Thursday, when the governor released his spending plan for the state in Annapolis.
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Maryland Near Top Of Education Rankings, But Do Grades Mask Poverty Gap?

Education Week put our their annual "Quality Counts" report this week, grading states on their efforts to improve public education. But researchers caution that rising tides do not raise all boats.

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Hogan, With Popularity In His Favor, Prepares For Year Two As Governor

The Republican is widely popular despite Maryland's overwhelmingly Democratic electorate. He'll announce his 2016 agenda Thursday afternoon in Annapolis.

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