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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Are undocumented Central American minors safer in Montgomery County?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Washington would work with Central American nations to address the root causes of an immigration crisis, but he kept up the Obama administration's tough message that undocumented children would... The undocumented immigration lobby has long used children in its public relations campaign to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison

16 hrs ago | Gazette.net

A difficult journey home

Death in Montgomery County can lead to a long, difficult task - returning a loved one's body to a foreign final resting place.

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Related Topix: Burtonsville, MD, Ocean City, MD

16 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Montgomery County campaign finance bill loses steam

As the Montgomery County Council heads on its monthlong August recess, a bill to establish public campaign financing remains unfinished, and some members are questioning what problems, if any, the reform bill solves.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Germantown, MD, Garrett Park, MD, Takoma Park, MD

18 hrs ago | Fairfax Times

Day trip: Montgomery County, Maryland

Department of Economic Development, Agricultural Services Division The weekly Rockville Farmers Market is the place to stock up on fresh produce and other goodies.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Gazette.net

Montgomery County school board members give up credit cards

Montgomery County school board members are turning in their credit cards, after the board unanimously voted Monday to change its expense guidelines and procedures.

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The Washington Post

School disciplinary suspensions plummet in Montgomery

High school suspensions in Montgomery County plummeted nearly 37 percent in the past school year as the district made concerted efforts to use alternatives to out-of-school punishment and reduce racial disparities in discipline.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

WJLA-TV Arlington

Silviu Ziscovici, Rockville doctor, arrested on drug distribution charges

A Montgomery County doctor has been arrested on multiple charges related to the illegal distribution of pain medication from his Rockville clinic.

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CBS Local

Capital Beltway's Inner Loop Blocked Due to Major Accident

A large portion of the Inner Loop of Interstate 495 in Montgomery County is completely shut down due to a major, multi-vehicle accident Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Accident, MD

Business Journal

Monument Realty: National Labor College secretly sought out better offer

Monument Realty sued the National Labor College in a last-minute bid to block the college from selling its 46-acre campus in Silver Spring to another buyer and force the college to sell to it instead.

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Related Topix: National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD

WFMD-AM Frederick

Escaped Juvenile Caught in Montgomery County

The juvenile who escaped from a youth work camp in Garrett County earlier this month and stole a vehicle and crashed it on I-70 has been caught.

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Related Topix: Garrett County, MD, Hagerstown, MD

Gazette.net

Olney, Rockville fight crime with community spirit

Rockville and Olney will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Olney, MD, Sandy Corp, Sandy Spring, MD, Consulting, Fire

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Business Journal

Silver Line? Here. Purple Line? Near?

After what seemed like an interminable wait for the Silver Line , Metro's extension to Tysons is finally here .

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, New Carrollton, MD

The Washington Post

Autistic twins who were locked in basement will be temporarily cared for by guardians

The Montgomery County couple accused of abusing their autistic twins agreed in court Wednesday to allow social workers to take temporary guardianship of the twins for the next two months.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Gazette.net

One-time Germantown man sentenced for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by force

Jean Claude Roy, 32, who at one time lived on Brittania Circle in Germantown, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiring to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to a recent release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Prison, Rockville, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery County Animal Watch

This case was received recently by the Montgomery County Animal Services Division.

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Related Topix: Derwood, MD, Gaithersburg, MD

Gazette.net

Families navigate process of sending loved onesa remains overseas from Montgomery

Death in Montgomery County can lead to a long, difficult task - returning a loved one's body to a foreign final resting place.

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Related Topix: Burtonsville, MD, Ocean City, MD

Gazette.net

Turf battle emerges among Montgomery County youth soccer groups

A Montgomery County youth soccer organization is suing the county's school board, claiming the board unfairly struck agreements with other groups for the use of two artificial turf fields at schools.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Potomac, MD

CBS Local

Police Seek Teen Suspect in Silver Spring Shooting

Police in Montgomery County are looking for several teenage boys after a woman was shot in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

TBD.com

MCPS Board of Ed. tosses credit cards, overhauls spending practices

In May, two-term board member Chris Barclay was lambasted for making at least 14 personal charges with his taxpayer-issued credit card.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Board gives preliminary approval for Carroll's first charter school

After having its first charter school application rejected by the Carroll County Board of Education last year, Sustainable Futures Inc. reworked the application and submitted it for consideration in April.

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Related Topix: Carroll County, MD, Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, Eldersburg, MD, Westminster, MD

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