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For Maryland's Purple Line, The Bids Are In — But There Might Not Be A Winner

Maryland transportation officials are closer to making decisions that ultimately will determine whether the suburban light-rail line is built. Four teams have submitted their final financial bids, and the state's review is expected to last five to six weeks.

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Noncitizens Voting In School Board Elections? Maryland County Could See It

Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens would be allowed to vote for school board in Montgomery County under a proposal that needs statewide approval — and has some critics asking if it would be too complicated to implement.

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Looking Into Law Enforcement Rights In Maryland

State legislators are taking a closer look at the laws and procedures around policing in Maryland.

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Challenge To Maryland's 2011 Redistricting Is Revived By U.S. Supreme Court

The court said federal law requires that the Maryland case be heard by a panel of three judges, not the lone judge who dismissed the challenge. Writing in an eight-page opinion for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia said the law "could not be clearer."

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P.G. Or Prince George's? Kevin Durant's Sneakers Expose Generational Divide

Should "P.G. County" be considered offensive? Sneakers from Seat Pleasant, Maryland, native Kevin Durant exposed a generational divide, as explored Monday on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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Montgomery County Lawmakers Consider Breaking Into Student-Loan Business

In an effort to attract more young college grads to the county, lawmakers in Maryland's Montgomery County are looking to set up a student-loan refinancing authority.
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Metro Called On To Fix 'Unsafe' Platform Conditions At Shady Grove

Elected officials in Montgomery County are calling on Metro to address safety concerns at the Shady Grove station where they say platform crowding is creating issues for riders.
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Why The Clara Barton National Historic Site Was 60 Years In The Making

It’s been 40 years since the Clara Barton National Historic Site was established in Glen Echo, Maryland, honoring the founder of the American Red Cross. But plans for a memorial began more than 100 years ago. What caused the delay?

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With Food And Friendship, Sikh Group Reaches Out To Montgomery Co. Educators

After a man who may have mistook Sikhs for Muslims attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012, students in Montgomery County, Maryland, started a group to educate their peers and teachers about their religion. Sikh Kid-to-Kid aims to prevent bullying and acts of violence in Montgomery County schools.

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How A Condo Development Saved The Weird, Wonderful National Park Seminary

The names of Greek gods adorn the units in a Silver Spring condo building, built to resemble a Greek Gymnasium. Nearby properties painstakingly recreate a Japanese pagoda, a Dutch windmill and a Spanish mission. And all of them tell a historic-conservation success story that began in the late 1800s.

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