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Pressure Intensifies On Achievement Gap For Latino Students In Montgomery County

Advocates for Latino students say the Maryland school system must do more to fix a "cycle of social exclusion," and whoever replaces Joshua Starr as superintendent must make the issue a priority.

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Budget Prerogatives On Each Side Leave Maryland Senate President In The Middle

State Senate President Mike Miller is caught between Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Mike Busch.

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'Second Chance' Bill For Job Seekers With Criminal Records Advances In Maryland

The Second Chance Act received initial approval from the House of Delegates on Friday afternoon, the Senate has already approved it, and Gov. Larry Hogan is a supporter.

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As Session Ends, Maryland Legislators Seek To Finalize Body Camera Bills

With only four days left in this year's legislative session, Maryland legislators are looking to pass two bills that would expand the use of body-worn cameras by police forces in the state.
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Census Bureau Guard Dies After Shooting That Ended With Dramatic Car Chase

An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Thursday before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire.
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Animal Abusers In Maryland May Soon Have To Pay For Care Of Animals

Maryland is one of the few states in the U.S. that does not make convicted animal abusers pay for the costs of caring for those animals, but that may soon change.
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Proposal For Military Charter School Moves Forward In Ward 8

A new charter middle school may be coming to the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling military installation.

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Who Watches The Watchers? Recording The Police In D.C., Maryland & Virginia

The recent shooting of a black man by a police officer in South Carolina has renewed the debate over cameras — should police have to wear them, and can citizens use them to keep police in check?
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Compromise On Fracking Appears To Be Settled In Maryland Legislature

Versions of a two-year delay on permits for hydraulic fracturing in parts of western Maryland have passed in each side of the General Assembly.

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Maryland Governor Faces Decision On Proposed Hotel Bookings Tax

Supporters claim the measure would close a loophole in sales tax collection, but Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned hard last year against tax increases of any kind.

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