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Donald C. Fry: Myths, reality and transportation revenue

As lawmakers in Annapolis debate a proposed gas tax increase and other measures to boost long-stagnant revenue to pay for Maryland’s transportation infrastructure, they will be buffeted with information about transportation funding, some of it lacking in detail or credibility. ...

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D.C. touts lowest murder rate in nearly 50 years

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital, ravaged more than two decades ago by a violent crack epidemic that drove up murder rates, is on pace to record the fewest number of homicides in nearly a half century, officials said Thursday. The ...

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Census: Population slowing in large portions of U.S.

WASHINGTON — Many states that posted big population gains in the 2010 census are now seeing their decade-long growth fizzle, hurt by a prolonged economic slump that is stretching into larger portions of the South and West. New 2011 estimates ...

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Realities of Real Estate: The herding effect in home sales

As a well polished Realtor, you’d never suspect that Donna used to be a cowgirl. Along with her five sisters and one brother they worked a cattle ranch in southern Idaho. I don’t know how many acres the ranch is. ...

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Insurer Highmark selling Medicare services

PITTSBURGH — Health insurer Highmark Inc. says it is selling a Medicare services subsidiary to a Florida firm. The Pittsburgh-based company announced on Thursday the sale of Diversified Service Options of Jacksonville, Fla. Details of the deal were not disclosed ...

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