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William Schaefer, Former Maryland Governor, Dies

William Donald Schaefer has died. The former Maryland governor and four-term Baltimore mayor was 89.

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D.C. Residents Protest On Capitol Hill

This week, 44 District residents were arrested on Capitol Hill during two separate protests against Congressional budget decisions that affect local matters. Organizers are promising more of the same in the near future.

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Alexandria To Consider Waterfront Hotels

City planners in Alexandria, Va., want to overturn a longstanding ban on hotels along the waterfront. But the proposal is facing some serious resistance.

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Power Breakfast: Border Security Vs. Environment

From Capitol News Connection - Today two Utah Republicans hold a joint Congressional hearing to highlight the thorny relationship between environmental protection and border security.

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Three Arrested In Emancipation Day Protest

About 100 protesters used Emancipation Day to underscore that the District is still under the thumb of congress. Three protesters, including shadow Sen. Michael Brown, sat in the street and blocked traffic in front of the Senate's Hart Building. They were later arrested.

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Local Medicaid Money Pulled Early From D.C. Abortion Funding

A group in D.C. that helps women pay for abortion care discovered late Wednesday night that local Medicaid dollars could no longer be applied, effective immediately.

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Budget Cuts Coming To Montgomery County Fire Department

The Montgomery County, Md., has held hearings all week on the $300 million that County Executive Isiah Leggett has proposed cutting from the budget, and with about a month to go before the budget must be passed, things are beginning to get testy.

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Ethics Reform Law Signed For Prince George's County

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed two ethics reform bills for Prince George's County.

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