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Montgomery County News

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6 min ago | The Washington Post

Montgomery County should proceed with public financing of campaigns

MONTGOMERY COUNTY has been buffeted for years by criticism - much of it justified - that developers and labor unions exercise outsize influence in local elections and, therefore, in the spending decisions made by elected officials who have benefited from those groups' contributions.


Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Rockville, MD, Opinion

2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Montgomery County on the Verge of an Art Boom

Artwork hangs on display during the "Off the Wall" exhibit in Rockville, Maryland on July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Lanham, MD

3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Montgomery algebra failures mean some students have to bail on summer plans

The day of her son's eighth-grade promotion ceremony in Montgomery County, Susan Townsend got word that the teen had failed his Algebra 1 final exam .


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Standardized Testing, Education

7 hrs ago | The Hill

Obama hits the links with ESPN host

After one of the most exciting free agency weeks in NBA history, President Obama is hitting the links with ESPN basketball analyst Michael Wilbon and Boston Celtics part-owner Glenn Hutchins on Saturday.


Related Topix: Michael Wilbon

13 hrs ago |

Officials say curriculum didna t match tests

Montgomery County elementary and middle school students' reading and math scores fell across the board in the last year of Maryland School Assessment tests, according to 2014 data released Friday by state education officials.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

17 hrs ago |

FBI seeks robber who threatened to bomb Silver Spring banks

The FBI and Montgomery County Police are offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of a robber who threatened to bomb a pair of Silver Spring banks.


Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

Fri Jul 11, 2014

MoCo WOW Houses: $2.3M Bethesda Home with Theater; $850K Custom Estate Home

Check out these beautiful homes for sale in Montgomery County. Bethesda/Chevy Chase This stunning, three-story craftsman home has 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Bethesda, MD

NBC Washington

Maryland Man Convicted of Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend

A Maryland man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend last year was convicted Friday and now faces life in prison.


Related Topix: Aspen Hill, MD

Business Journal

Tech Council of Maryland looks to play bigger role in Baltimore

The Tech Council of Maryland hopes a new office at the University of Maryland BioPark will help the organization play a bigger role in technology and life sciences in Baltimore.


WBAL-TV Baltimore

Man, 24, indicted in kidnapping, assault of Md. judge

A 24-year-old man has been indicted on charges that he kidnapped and assaulted a Montgomery County judge who was also his girlfriend earlier this year.


Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

Rockville Pike plan goes to mayor, City Council

The future of Rockville's main commercial strip will be in the spotlight Monday, as a new plan to overhaul Rockville Pike lands in the laps of the mayor and City Council.


Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Cortez Journal News

Looking at the increasingly messy world of smart guns

The Andy Raymond rant is a thing to behold. Raymond, the co-owner of Engage Armament in Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the two gun dealers who, a few months ago, tried to sell the Armatix iP1 x2013 aka, the first commercially available x201csmart gunx201d x2013 to his customers.He thought that not only did he have...


Related Topix: Opinion

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Common Core work group meets for first time

A state Common Core work group picked to review the controversial educational standards met Thursday for the first time to review the standards and how local school districts would implement them.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Calvert County, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

MISSING: 56-year-old woman from Gaithersburg

Montgomery County police need your help with finding a missing 56-year-old woman.


Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Q & A with Howard Co. Police Chief Gary Gardner

On July 1, Gary Gardner replaced Bill McMahon as Chief of the Howard County Police Department.


Related Topix: Howard County, MD, Columbia, MD, Frederick, MD, Eastern Kentucky University

Michael Riley named director of Montgomery County Department of Parks

Riley has been with the parks department for 30 years, climbing the ranks from a staff engineer to his most recent job, the deputy director for administration.


Wed Jul 09, 2014

CBS Local

Driver Critical After 4-Car Crash on Columbia Pike

ROCKVILLE, Md . - Montgomery County police are investigating a four-car crash on Columbia Pike that left one driver in critical condition.


Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Woman severely hurt after car overturns in 3-vehicle crash on Route 29 in Silver Spring

A woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a three-car collision along Route 29 Wednesday that left her trapped in her overturned vehicle on Wednesday.


The Washington Post

Interest groups line up behind their choices for Montgomery Planning Board chair

The five finalists for Montgomery Planning Board chair brought a cover-all-the bases caution to their four and a half hours of interviews with the County Council on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Rockville, MD

Montgomery County theater team set for Capital Fringe Festival

Director Ally Ettman of Bethesda , and producer Bill Goodman of Chevy Chase , work with actor Dexter Hamlett of Silver Spring , during a rehearsal of “Chesapeake” on Monday at the Bedroom at Fort Fringe in Washington, D.C. Director Ally Ettman of Bethesda watches during a tech rehearsal of “Chesapeake” on Monday at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Chevy Chase (Washington, DC), Chevy Chase, MD, Silver Spring, MD