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2014/04/18 05:18
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Last week was National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and the region hosted two vigils — one at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department by the Maryland State Board of Victim Services and the other at...
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2014/04/18 05:18
2014/04/18 05:18
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The late, great comedian George Carlin once mused that in the age of the Internet, we are more connected than ever but hardly communicate anymore. Legislators in Maryland would disagree. During the...
2014/04/18 05:18
2014/04/18 05:18
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Candidates for local office and state officials gathered with veterans and their families Saturday at the Potomac Branch library in Indian Head for an “Homage to Veterans” forum that emphasized the...
2014/04/17 16:17
2014/04/17 16:17
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For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout...
2014/04/17 04:23
2014/04/17 04:23
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The Maryland General Assembly meets for 90 days each year, but many of its most controversial and far-reaching decisions are made in the final hours and days. So it was again last week, when the...
2014/04/17 04:23
2014/04/17 04:23
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Oxon Hill High School football coach Craig Jeffries said he experiences a bittersweet feeling when he peers at the construction site that will be the school’s 5,000-seat stadium that features an...
2014/04/16 10:18
2014/04/16 10:18
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Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. What would have...
2014/04/16 05:18
2014/04/16 05:18
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The late, great comedian George Carlin once mused that in the age of the Internet, we are more connected than ever but hardly communicate anymore. Legislators in Maryland would disagree. During the...
2014/04/15 22:44
2014/04/15 22:44
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Come Oct. 1, people in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot or less will no longer face criminal penalties, thanks to the April 7 passage of a marijuana-decriminalization bill in the...
2014/04/15 20:44
2014/04/15 20:44
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The Maryland General Assembly considered 2,672 bills in the 2014 session that, after 90 days, ended at midnight on April 7, and 811 of them got the thumbs-up in both the Senate and the House of...
2014/04/15 20:22
2014/04/15 20:22
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The Rockville City Council is taking a stand against any attempt to soften statewide ethics requirements for public officials, even though the Maryland General Assembly took no action this year. Led...
2014/04/14 16:18
2014/04/14 16:18
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Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos...
2014/04/14 09:46
2014/04/14 09:46
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A Maryland mother's fight for stricter penalties for distracted driver will finally become law. Governor Martin O'Malley will sign Jake's Law Monday. The law was named after 5-year-old Jake Owens,...
2014/04/11 21:18
2014/04/11 21:18
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An absolute right to privacy in health care is enshrined in the oath all medical professionals must take. Providers understand they cannot effectively treat a patient if that patient cannot trust that...
2014/04/11 05:18
2014/04/11 05:18
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The Maryland General Assembly meets for 90 days each year, but many of its most controversial and far-reaching decisions are made in the final hours and days. So it was again Monday, when the...
2014/04/11 05:18
2014/04/11 05:18
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With two strokes of his pen, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is soon expected to usher in two pieces of landmark legislation in Maryland. The possession of small amounts of marijuana will be decriminalized,...
2014/04/11 04:22
2014/04/11 04:22
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This year’s Maryland General Assembly session looks workmanlike compared to two years ago when casino expansion collided with tax hikes and the legislature adjourned with the Senate and House at war,...
2014/04/11 04:22
2014/04/11 04:22
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Local businesses will see more funds for biotech, research and cyber security tax credits under legislation that passed during the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly. “We are encouraged to...
2014/04/11 00:17
2014/04/11 00:17
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Thirteen Democratic candidates for Charles County commissioner attended a Sunday forum sponsored by the Charles County Democratic Central Committee at the Jaycees center in Waldorf. With more than 70...
2014/04/10 18:20
2014/04/10 18:20
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Minimum-wage earners, marijuana users and safe drivers came up winners in the Maryland General Assembly, which wrapped up its session this week. And environmentalists are scoring a win — among many...
2014/04/18 05:18
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