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'De-Escalation' Training Touted By Montgomery County Police Chief

The training, in place for about six years in the Maryland county, is "just as much what to do ... as what not to do," Chief Thomas Manger says.

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Montgomery County Police Begin Body-Camera Pilot Program

Body cameras will soon be on a small number of police officers in Montgomery County.
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Numbers Show Racial Disparities Between Maryland Population, Police Forces

In the wake of the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray in the custody of police, legislators are looking at the racial makeup of the state's police forces with renewed scrutiny.

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Graduation Gowns Are Ditching The Gender Binary At Some Maryland Schools

In Montgomery County, Maryland, several high schools are changing the colors of their graduation gowns as part of the shifting cultural norms around gender identity.
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Maryland Lawmakers Discuss Cop Accountability, But Will Reforms Follow?

Maryland lawmakers convened the first meeting of a work group that will look at police accountability while the General Assembly is out of session.
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Inside Baltimore's Washington Monument: Tiny Books, Prized Declarations

The chairman of the restoration committee for the monument talks about what historians found inside long-lost time capsules from 1815 and 1915.

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Work Group Of Legislators To Tackle Maryland Police Accountability

Maryland's legislature doesn't mean again until next January, but in the wake of the investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray in police custody, legislators will look into police accountability issues.

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Taxi Regulations, E-Hail App Targeted By Montgomery County Council

With the state of Maryland taking responsibility for regulating ride-hailing, officials in Montgomery County are turning their transportation aspirations to reforming regulations for traditional taxicabs.

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Two-Year Moratorium On Fracking Takes Effect In Maryland

A two-year moratorium on the practice known as fracking has taken effect in Maryland, allowing opponents time they say is needed to further make the case that it harms the environment and shouldn't be allowed at all.
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HBO Series 'Veep' Could Ditch Maryland For Hollywood

For the past few years, HBO series "Veep" has filmed in Maryland in part because of generous tax breaks. But now the show may be heading to California.

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