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As Metro Faces Crisis, Is Paul Wiedefeld The Leader The System Needs?

As the leader of a transit agency known for breakdowns, delays and concerns about rider safety, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld stands at the center of a vortex of rider anger. But is his approach in the first few months on the job what the transit agency needs?

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Suspect In Maryland Shootings Now In Custody, Police Say

Police said 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil was taken into custody without incident. An onlooker shared video from the arrest with WAMU 88.5.

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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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Low-Income Residents Being Squeezed Out Of Silver Spring At High Rates

Low-income residents are being priced out of Silver Spring at a faster rate than in almost any other metro area in the country, according to a new report from real estate firm Trulia.
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Metro Announces 'Maintenance Surge' Along Red Line Through Weekend

Red Line riders, take heed. There will be major single tracking through the weekend as Metro seeks to address chronic issues on the Northwest part of the line.

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The Outlook For Maryland's Republican Candidates: Michael Steele Weighs In

The former lieutenant governor of Maryland and former chairman of the Republican National Committee talks about some of the winners of Tuesday's Republican primaries and their potential strategies for pulling off upsets in November against high-profile Democrats.

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Reviving The Chesapeake Scallop

In 1933, a deadly hurricane and disease outbreak decimated the bay's scallop population. Now, a local oyster company is hoping to resurrect the Chesapeake scallop –one harvest at a time.

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What Does Tuesday's Primary Mean For Maryland As A Progressive State?

Chris Van Hollen won the headline primary race in Maryland on Tuesday night, defeating Donna Edwards, who was vying to be just the second black woman in the U.S. Senate. With her defeat, what does that mean for politics in the Old Line State?

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Brown, Who Lost To Hogan In Governor's Race, Takes Primary For House Seat

Former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has won the race for the Democratic nomination to run for Rep. Donna Edwards' seat in Maryland's 4th Congressional District.

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Raskin Holds Off Big Spender Trone In Maryland Democratic House Primary

Jamie Raskin prevailed Tuesday over David Trone and Kathleen Matthews in what has been the most expensive House primary race this cycle.

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