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Eastern Shore Students Protest Police Treatment Of Black Men

College students at two Eastern Shore campuses in Maryland have been peacefully protesting the recent jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Gardner cases, and these young students are just as concerned about the future as they are about what's happened in recent weeks.
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Police Urge Sexual Assault Victims Of MCPS Substitute Teacher To Come Forward

Jose Pineda was first arrested after an incident in September, when a female student at Roberto Clemente Middle School accused him of inappropriately touching her. Montgomery County Police say there could be more possible victims.
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Maryland Sets Off Fiery Debate With Plan To Allow Fracking

The O'Malley administration's upcoming plans to allow for "safe drilling" in Maryland are unlikely to end the debate over fracking.

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Former Homeless Man Works To Give Hope To Baltimoreans On The Fringe

Thomas Hicks was homeless for years. Now he's trying to help others in similar situations.

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Maryland Lawmakers Line Up Bills On Booze For Next Year

The groundwork is being laid already for a number of bills that will be put forward in Maryland next year, and half a dozen so far from the Montgomery County delegation touch on alcohol.

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Leventhal To Focus On Jobs As New Montgomery County Council President

"I want Montgomery County to be known as the county that works," said Leventhal, who was previously picked as council president in 2006.
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Leggett Calls For New Montgomery County Transit Authority

Democrat Isiah Leggett was sworn in to his third term is Montgomery County executive on Monday, and he outlined a new plan to tackle the county's transit challenges.

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Metro's Proposed Funding Increase Runs Up Against Local Budget Realities

Metro says it needs more money from its jurisdictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia or it may have to cut rail service, even during rush hour.
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Maryland Holds Inauguration Ceremonies For County Officials, Both New And Old

Inauguration ceremonies will be held all across Maryland today for county executive, council member, and commissioner positions.
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Forthcoming MoCo Legislation Targets Smoking, Alcohol, Pinball

The start of Maryland's General Assembly session is a little less than two months away, but state lawmakers are already crafting bills that propose certain alcohol and tobacco regulations. And pinball.

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