Traffic from the outer loop of the Beltway, I-495, left, merges with the traffic from I-270, center, during the evening rush hour on I-495, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 in Potomac, Md. As Congressional debate continues on long-overdue highway legislation needed to fund road and bridge improvement projects for the next six years, a new report is sparking added urgency by ranking the nation's worst highway bottlenecks. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Curtailing Telework for Federal Workers will increase traffic and congestion in all likelihood

Federal employees comprise 48% of teleworkers in the Washington DC Metro area

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Gun-control advocates wait outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing room to testify on legislation that would require background checks on certain secondary gun transfers (MarylandReporter.com photo by Bryan Renbaum)

Widow of Capital Gazette editor gives emotional testimony on gun-safety bill

By: Bryan Renbaum, MarylandReperoter.com Annapolis, MD- The widow of slain Capital Gazette editor John McNamara gave emotional testimony to a

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Members of the House Judiciary Committee hear testimony on legislation that would regulate the sale and transfer of shotguns and rifles in Maryland. (Capital News Service Photo by Fatemeh Paryavi)

Maryland lawmakers consider new rifle and shotgun regulations

By: Fatemeh Paryavi, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — A bill returning to the Maryland legislature this session aims to regulate certain

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The Fair Housing Act of 1968 is the federal law that bans discrimination in renting or selling housing. (Adobe Stock)

Could Changes to Fair Housing Rules Weaken Them?

By: Nadia Ramlagan, Public News Service RALEIGH, N.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting public comments on

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2019 Songwriting Challenge winner Sophia Schwaner at the piano with her music director Benjamin Rauhala (left) and mentor Max Vernon working on her song "At Sea." Photo by Christy McKee.

2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Opens for Submissions

News Release, National Endowment for the Arts Washington, DC—Calling all high school songwriters! Beginning today, January 13, the National Endowment

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Proposed rollbacks to a national environmental law known as NEPA would restrict the public's ability to speak out against large infrastructure projects such as oil pipelines. (Adobe Stock)

Environmental Law Overhaul Could be Dire for Places that Need It Most

By: Diane Bernard, Public News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Critics are pushing back on a new Trump administration plan to

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