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Wind Power Expansion Passes Maryland House

At the urging of Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, an expansion of wind power has passed Maryland's House of Delegates over the objections of Republicans who say they worry about its cost.

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First Marijuana Growing Supply Store Opens In D.C.

Medical marijuana is coming to the District, and "the Walmart of weed" will be ready when cultivators get the first permits.

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Country's Oldest Farmers Market Nixes Pre-Dawn Start Time

Alexandria farmers market aficionados will have to get used to some later hours at the Old Town Farmers Market.

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Georgetown Waterfront Bouncing Back From Floods

Flooding on the Georgetown Waterfront last year took out many businesses like Tony and Joe's Seafood Place. While their reconstruction is close to being complete, the uncharacteristically warm winter has almost made up for it.

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License Plate Readers Raise Privacy Concerns In Maryland

Studies show that as many as one-third of police departments in the country use license plate readers, but in Montgomery County, privacy advocates are trying to push back against the technology.

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Dulles Expansion Increases International Capacity

Construction has been completed on an expansion to Dulles airport, which will greatly increase its capacity for international arrivals by doubling the total floor space.

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Cheseapeake Bay Sees 20% Drop In Underwater Grasses

Underwater grasses declined significantly in the Chesapeake Bay last year, which could pose a problem for marine life.

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Documentary Portrays Tolerance Amid Segregation In Small Maryland Town

A documentary about the history of race relations in the small town of Sandy Spring, Md. demonstrates the curious mix of racial tolerance and segregation that defines the area's past.

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D.C. Council Considers Forgoing Automatic Raises

Members of the D.C. Council are scheduled to receive $3,000 cost of living increase to their salaries this year, but many are signing waivers, saying it's not fair for them to get pay increases while other city workers do not.

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Alexandria To Overhaul King Street Metro

The King Street metro station is about to get a bit more charming, as Alexandria has unveiled a $7 million plan to overhaul the station to make it more in keeping with the Old Town aesthetic.

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