Vandals Put White Supremacist Fliers on County Republican Party Headquarters; Officials Consider Decriminalizing Metro Fare Evasion

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Four fliers advocating taking nation back found on door of Montgomery County Republican Party headquarters

Volunteers arrived at the Montgomery County Republican Party headquarters Sunday to find four fliers with the words “NOT STOLEN, CONQUERED” and advocating for “PATRIOTS!” to “be among those who will reconquer their birthright and forge a new America.” The fliers reference Patriot Front, a political group that was also listed on white supremacist fliers found in Rockville this summer. Gail Weiss, a member of the county Republican party, said the fliers were an example of conservatives being targeted because of their beliefs. [ABC7]

D.C. Council considers decriminalizing Metro fare evasion

A proposal in the D.C. Council would decriminalize fare evasion on the Metro, lowering the maximum fine and eliminating the possibility of jail time. Cities around the country have started to look at policing practices when it comes to fare evasion, which advocates say unfairly targets poor and minority communities. Metro officials stress that the system loses up to $25 million a year in unpaid fares and has stepped up enforcement of fare evasion in recent months. [Washington Post]

Hogan announces free admission to state parks for veterans

In an announcement for Veterans Day, Gov. Larry Hogan stated that all military veterans now have free admission to Maryland state parks. There are 72 state parks, and free admission was previously limited to active-duty military and Maryland members of the National Guard. [WTOP]

UMD to waive application fees for veterans

In another announcement, University of Maryland officials said the school will waive application fees for veterans starting this summer. [WTOP]

Foggy morning, then cloudy, then sunny

Fog this morning should clear up by 10 a.m., followed by a cloudy day that should become sunny, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a high near 49 today and a low of about 37 tonight.

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