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For Maryland's Redistricting, Expect Conflict (And Maybe A New Idea Or Two)

Efforts to change how Maryland draws its congressional districts will probably intensify as the 2020 census gets closer, especially from Republicans in the General Assembly. But there are other ideas afoot — including some that would take a regional perspective.

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After Long Delay, Purple Line Gets Green Light From Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that the state has approved a team of private companies to build and operate the proposed Purple Line for $3.3 billion.

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On Marijuana Legalization, Maryland Lawmaker Pushes For Colorado-Style Vote

Legalizing marijuana in Maryland faces long odds, but one Montgomery County lawmaker says there is a path for it: Put it to the voters.

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Foxx Puts It In Writing: Create Metro Safety Agency Or Lose Transit Funding

The federal secretary of Transportation is intensifying his pressure on D.C., Maryland and Virginia to create a new Metro safety oversight body in 2016.

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What Maryland Lawmakers Have Accomplished At The Halfway Point

The yearly session for Maryland's General Assembly has hit the halfway points. Read on to hear where they stand on issues like marijuana, confederate symbols, criminal justice reform and taxes.

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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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