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Metro Police To Deploy More Officers After Spate Of High-Profile Crimes

Metro is hiring private security guards to pick up certain tasks — like guarding transfers of money — so that an additional 17 transit cops can be freed up to patrol railcars, platforms, and buses.

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Special Sessions On Metro Safety Group? Foxx Ups The Pressure On Lawmakers

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he doesn't think lawmakers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are acting fast enough on the creation of a Metro Safety Commission.

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Treating Street Violence As A Contagion, Baltimore Looks For More Than One Cure

When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns. But what happens when they treat violent crime as a public-health problem — one that affects the whole community?

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Hogan Likens Maryland Dems To Spring Breakers, Sparking Partisan Kerfuffle

Maryland's governor is at odds with state legislators over a number of issues from veto overrides to who appoints the state superintendent. He shared some harsh words about them Thursday which touched off a partisan powder keg.

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A Transportation Clash In Annapolis - What's At Stake For The D.C. Region

Democrats in Maryland's General Assembly look to restrict Gov. Larry Hogan's power over transportation funding.

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'Right To Yelp' Bill Is Gaining Fans In Maryland Legislature

Maryland is poised to become the second state in the U.S. to enact legislation that would offer legal protections to consumers who post negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

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Marijuana DUI Bill Gets Preliminary Approval In Maryland House

The Maryland House has given preliminary approval to a bill creating clear penalties for driving under the influence of marijuana. The push comes in response to confusion over the decriminalization of the drug in the state.
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Should Possession Of Small Amounts Of Cocaine, Heroin Be Treated Like Marijuana?

A Maryland lawmaker is trying to push through a long-shot decriminalization bill that would treat possession of 10 grams or less of cocaine or heroin similar to marijuana.

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Sexual-Assault Victims To Rally For 'Affirmative Consent' Laws At Maryland Colleges

Affirmative consent is a concept that has been around for a while, but it's just now picking up steam in state legislatures across the country.
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Maryland Senate Overrides Hogan Veto, Granting Voting Rights To Released Felons

The Maryland Senate Tuesday morning voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's last remaining veto, granting voting rights to felons on parole. That means Democrats in the General Assembly have overridden all six of the Republican governor's vetoes from last year.

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