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Scott Broom


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Privacy concerns over proposed cameras to catch distracted drivers in Maryland

Lawmakers cite privacy concerns, costs and racial equity issues as reasons they are hesitant to adopt distracted driving cameras. → Read More

First 'Major shifts' in fish populations after Snakehead invasion documented in Maryland

Of the 21 species that were captured in both pre-Snakehead and post-Snakehead periods, 17 species exhibited declines in average relative abundance. → Read More

What you can do if your SNAP benefits will be cut

Finding steadier work, getting a spot in a training program, or applying for a waiver are possibilities. → Read More

Agents give no immediate explanation for gunfire outside Lovettsville Post Office

A special agent with the Postal Service Office of Inspector General shot and wounded an unnamed postal service employee who has been hospitalized. → Read More

Gratitude for citizen heroes who caught children dropped from a burning building

Heroic neighbors Derrick Ferguson and Michael Baker are both left homeless by apartment building blaze in Southwest DC → Read More

Maryland pulls back on beltway widening process

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot cited "significant concerns" with the plan to expand the Capital Beltway and I-270 with privatized toll lanes. → Read More

Holiday season impacts overall poverty rate in Montgomery County

The region's income gap is laid bare when holidays like Thanksgiving roll around, a Montgomery County Council member says. → Read More

Jumping, spider-like crickets giving DMV residents the creeps

They may be harmless, but their ability to jump and resemblance to spiders scares residents whose house houses they hide in. → Read More

Do people sentenced to life without parole as juveniles deserve a second chance?

This month, for the first time in 24 years, a Maryland Governor allowed parole for three lifers who committed crimes as juveniles. → Read More

Maryland to consider banning flavored vape products

"I think states need to lead the way because we're not seeing the federal government take action," said Sen. Ernest Lam MD of Howard County. → Read More

DC agencies respond to claims that immigrant sidewalk vendors are unfairly targeted

DCRA spokesman Jameel Harris said immigration status is never a consideration when issuing vending permits. → Read More

Vaping illness outbreak impacts sales for local e-cigarette shops

Even stores that don't sell products with vitamin E acetate are reporting declines in business. → Read More

Legion Bridge toll lane plan brings out critics

Maryland and Virginia will work together to widen the American Legion Bridge on the Capital Beltway from eight lanes to 12. → Read More

Maryland schools consider returning to pre-Labor Day start

All the options would allow a week-long spring break, and a teacher work day at the end of each grading period. → Read More

Verizon permit delayed over 'alarming' radio frequency predictions in Takoma Park

A worst-case scenario finds exposure could be 25-times higher than the FCC limit. → Read More

10-story stockpiles of salt in Baltimore are headed for your roads

The Port of Baltimore handles about one million tons of salt per year. → Read More

Suspect photo released after line-cutter stabbed at Oxon Hill Popeyes

The victim cut a 15-minute line to get one of the restaurant's wildly popular chicken sandwiches, according to police. → Read More

Elrich fires back at Gov. Hogan in Thin Blue Line flag controversy

Elrich said the meaning of the flag changed when it was adopted as a symbol of Blue Lives Matter, a countermovement to the Black Lives Matter movement. → Read More

Nationals Parade route for Saturday announced

The victory parade will be this Saturday down Constitution Avenue. → Read More

One of the biggest Game 7 security concerns in DC? Drones

DC's Homeland Security Director reminded fans that all security precautions remain in place for Game 7, even with the Nationals playing in Houston. → Read More