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Sea Level Rise Could Mean Big Increase In Annapolis Flood Events, Scientist Says

Instead of say, 50 flood events a year, Annapolis could face hundreds per year, even if sea level increases stay on the lower side of projections, Brenda Ekwurzel says.

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On Loosening Some Alcohol Sales Rules, Montgomery County Makes It Official

The county Council is formally asking the Maryland General Assembly to allow bars and restaurants to "special order" beer and wine from private stores.

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Another Dispute Threatens Already Delayed Opening Of Silver Spring Transit Center

Yet another dispute between Montgomery County officials and Metro leadership could delay the transfer and ensuing opening of the facility.
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Gov. Hogan Loses Hair, Says He's Killing Cancer Cells

"Thanks to my treatments, I'm sporting a new aerodynamic look," the 59-year-old Maryland governor says in a Facebook post that shows his newly bald head.

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Metro Working On Deal With Wireless Carriers To End Tunnel Dead Spots

The deadline set by Congress for Metro to provide cell phone coverage throughout the system has long since passed, and the latest deadline of Sept. 30 is likely to be missed as well, but a deal with wireless carriers may be close.

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State Song Aside, Maryland Has Quietly Shed Some Vestiges Of The Confederacy

A bill to change the state song of Maryland, with its references to the tyrant Abraham Lincoln and "northern scum" faces an uphill battle, but recent years have seen some lower-profile references to the Confederacy and slavery broken.

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To Head Off Avian Flu, Maryland Bans Chickens At County Fairs

Maryland agricultural officials are banning poultry exhibitions at fairs starting next month, part of an attempt to stop avian flu from coming to the state.
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The Chesapeake Bay Is Getting Cleaner, But Advocates Say Not Quickly Enough

The federal administrators and elected leaders overseeing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay say there are signs that the watershed is getting cleaner. But environmental advocates say the restoration process is falling dangerously behind schedule.
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Marylanders, Divided During The Civil War, Grapple With Symbols Of Confederacy

Maryland officially stayed in the Union during the Civil War, but soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict. Today the state still has many symbols with Confederate ties.

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Micro-Segregation: Creating Cohesion In Gentrified Communities

Kojo explores "micro-segregation" and other challenges that come when once-homogenous neighborhoods become racially and economically mixed.

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