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Md. House Panels Hear Gay Marriage Arguments

A marathon debate over the state’s same-sex marriage bill goes late into the night. Things get heated for opponents and supporters during a House of Delegates hearing in Annapolis.

02/10/2012

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Farmers Wary Of Possible Septic Tank Rules

Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves straddling both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments.

01/19/2012

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The Great Debate: Who Wins The NFL MVP Award?

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tore apart more than just gift wrap on Christmas Day 2011, shredding the Chicago Bears’ secondary for a career-high five touchdowns in a Week 16 rout that helped cement […]

01/05/2012

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Debate Over Growth Turns Ugly In Frederick Co.

A debate over growth planning in Frederick County has turned nasty on a radio talk show hosted by the county’s top elected official.

12/29/2011

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Challenge To Dream Act Petition Could Take It Off The 2012 Ballot

Marylanders expect to vote on the question of tuition breaks for undocumented students in next year’s general election ballot. But a challenge to the petitions that put the law on referendum could change that.

10/27/2011

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House OKs Congressional Redistricting Plan

Who can you vote for in 2012? You may have to look it up. Maryland’s new Congressional District map gets approval in the House of Delegates Wednesday after the Senate passed it Tuesday.

10/19/2011

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Md. Lawmakers Take Sides In Debt Debate

Maryland lawmakers take sides in the debate on raising the U.S. debt ceiling with the focus on revenue and spending cuts.

07/13/2011

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Teachers In Middle Of Debate Over Immigrant Kids

When an award-winning journalist recently revealed he’s an illegal immigrant, two of the key players in his tale turned out to be educators who helped keep his secret. It’s the kind of story teachers and principals scattered across the country know well.

07/06/2011

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Douglass Statue Arrives After Years Of Debate

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass is finally getting a homecoming celebration in his native Maryland county with a statue honoring him, after years of work by local residents to recognize him in a prominent place — on the same courthouse grounds where he gave a speech in 1878 and where a monument to local men who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War now stands.

06/16/2011

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In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants Sparks Debate

Marylanders can decide online if they want to put in-state tuition for undocumented students up for a vote next year.

04/26/2011

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Senate Set For Midweek Debate On Immigrant Tuition

A bill allowing children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland colleges is scheduled to be taken up by the state Senate in the middle of the week.

03/08/2011

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Maryland Senate Debates Gay Marriage; Holds Preliminary Vote

History could be made in Maryland as early as Thursday. A same-sex marriage bill is one step closer to passage after a close vote in the Senate.

02/23/2011

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