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President Obama On Statehood For DC: ‘I’m For It’

President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation’s capital.

07/21/2014

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Judge Upholds D.C. Gun Registration Requirements

A federal judge has upheld registration requirements that are part of the gun laws in the nation’s capital, including making people re-register every three years, take a safety class and photographing and fingerprinting gun owners.

05/15/2014

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A Look At Bills Approved By The General Assembly

Here’s a look at some measures already approved by the Maryland General Assembly, which adjourns at midnight Monday.

04/07/2014

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Senator: Technology Warrants New Privacy Laws

Sen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via cellphones and license plates, so Maryland needs stricter protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology.

03/06/2014

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Couple Raises Money For Local College In Memory Of Daughter Killed By Texting Driver

A Harford County couple lost their daughter to a car crash caused by a truck driver who was texting, it soon spurred them to seek changes in our laws.

11/01/2013

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Put Down Those Cell Phones: New Traffic Laws Take Effect Tuesday

Drivers, listen up. New traffic laws take effect on Tuesday with the goal of making Maryland roads safer.

09/29/2013

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Blinding Trouble: More Pilots Reporting Laser Incidents While Flying

New data from aviation officials indicates more pilots are reporting seeing bright laser beams while flying.

08/15/2013

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Fight To Decriminalize Marijuana Continues In Annapolis

State lawmakers aren’t only debating making marijuana available for medical reasons. Now they’re looking at lowering the penalties for getting high.

03/28/2013

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Cell Phone Bill Aims To Strengthen Distracted Driving Laws

Maryland lawmakers want to enable police to pull someone over if they are talking on a handheld cell phone while driving.

02/07/2012

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Group Wants Md. To Boost Environmental Enforcement

A nonprofit research group wants Maryland lawmakers to give the state’s environmental laws more teeth.

10/21/2011

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States Toughen Hands-Free Laws, Close Enforcement Loopholes

Don’t take talking and texting rules too lightly. As data continues to stream in about the dangers of hand-held cell phone distraction, state legislators—and highway patrols—are getting tough.

07/18/2011

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