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Bipartisan: The Word Of The Day For Lawmakers In Annapolis

Maryland's yearly legislative session convened for the first time Wednesday, and leading figures in both parties were hitting many of the same notes.

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Second Chance For The Second Chance Act In Maryland

Montgomery County Democrat Jamie Raskin plans to reintroduce legislation that would make it easier for nonviolent offenders to get a fresh start.

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Plenty Of New Faces In Annapolis

The General Assembly has nearly 70 new members, and the governor's mansion is soon to have a new tenant, too.

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National Park Service Proposes New Fees For C&O Canal To Cover Budget Shortfalls

New user fees could be coming to the C&O Canal, the national park that stretches 184.5 miles from D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.
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Proposed Bill Would Double Renewable Energy Requirement In Maryland

The Maryland Clean Energy Advancement bill would force electricity suppliers in the state to provide 40 percent of their power from renewable sources by the year 2025.
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Officials Say Stronger-Than-Expected Storm Caught Region By Surprise

A stronger-than-expected storm caught the region by surprise this morning, leaving local roads covered in snow and ice and motorists stranded for hours as they tried to get to work.
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Flags Fly At Half-Staff In Maryland To Honor Wicomico Vet

Sgt. Major Wardell Turner of Wicomico County was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery today, and Maryland flags are lowered in his honor.
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Hundreds Ride To Honor Maryland Cyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run

A 41-year-old Maryland man was struck and killed by a Maryland bishop in an apparent hit-and-run accident, and on New Year's Day, cycling advocates ride in his memory.

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New Year Brings Minimum Wage Bump For Workers In Maryland

A minimum wage bill passed in Maryland last year means the state's lowest-paid workers will see an extra 75 cents per hour on their paychecks.

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Parents Push For Bilingual Education In Prince George's County

For two years, a parents group has touted the merits of a bilingual education in Prince George's County — something that has finally found its way into the county's budget proposal for the next fiscal year.

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