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Bail condition will test if absence makes the heart grow fonder

Welcome to Monday, the 101st anniversary of  the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hammer v. Dagenhart decision striking down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting the transportation across state lines of goods made via child labor. (The ruling was overturned in 1941 ...

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Moratorium called for Baltimore City water and sewer liens (access required)

A moratorium on placing liens on city houses solely for unpaid water or sewer charges will be introduced Monday night at the Baltimore City Council following a scathing audit that showed widespread problems in the city’s billing system. City Council ...

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WSSC proposes 7.5 percent fee increase

LAUREL — Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials say they are proposing a 7.5 percent fee increase to water and sewer fees. The agency serves about 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The Washington Post reports that commission ...

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Rockville’s district courthouse closes due to sewage leak (access required)

Rockville’s district courthouse, which opened Monday after three years of construction at a cost of $65 million, was closed Wednesday due to seeping sewage nearby — apparently the result of the strain the new facility put on a blocked city ...

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WSSC’s sewer overflows decline after settlement

WASHINGTON — Aging water mains in the Maryland suburbs have had a series of spectacular breaks requiring firefighters to rescue people from cascading water, residents to boil tap water and crews to rip up roads to replace shattered pipes. But ...

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Sewer break, signals delay MARC trains into DC

ROCKVILLE — A sewer line break between Rockville and Garrett Park and signal problems are causing delays for MARC riders on all Brunswick Line trains into Washington. The Maryland Transit Administration says all trains into Washington are expected to be ...

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