Some residential neighborhoods in D.C. are developing a jagged skyline as row house owners build up -- adding on vertically to create so-called "pop-up" houses with more floors than their neighbors. We consider the practical, aesthetic and zoning issues created by pop-ups buildings.
Four years ago, Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley unseated Republican Governor Robert Ehrlich. O’Malley defeated the popular incumbent by sweeping the Washington suburbs and riding a national wave of voter antipathy towards the GOP. This year, the two are locking horns again in a very different political climate. We get a primer on the issues to watch, and the role local suburbs will play in the race.
- Julie Bykowicz Political Reporter, Baltimore Sun
- Charles Robinson Political Correspondent, Maryland Public Television
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