Apr 9, 2024 - News

Around the Beltway: Bridge clearing continues

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🏗️ At the Baltimore bridge wreckage site, the Army Corps of Engineers hopes to begin allowing some vessel traffic to resume by the end of this month, and to see Baltimore's port return to normal capacity by May 31. (AP)

📱 Maryland lawmakers passed two privacy bills.

  • The measures seek to rein in how Big Tech companies collect personal data and prohibit some platforms from deploying potentially addictive tactics and tracking people under 18 years old. (NY Times)

ğŸŽ¤ In other MD news: A bill that regulates concert ticket sales on secondary sites like StubHub just passed the legislature and is headed to Gov. Moore for final approval.

  • The legislation enforces transparent pricing, ends "speculative tickets"— and could go live on July 1.

👷 D.C. kids grabbed their clipboards and hardhats to inspect the newly renovated 17th and C Park and Playground in Southeast over the weekend. (WTOP)

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