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2 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

MISSING: 18-year-old woman from Kensington

MISSING: 18-year-old woman from Kensington Montgomery County Police need your help locating a missing 18-year-old woman. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1s5VOzz Anderson is described as a black female about 5'5" tall, 123 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, police said.

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Montgomery County seeks more money for still-unopened Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett plans to ask the County Council for more money to cover the cost of repairing the Silver Spring Transit Center, already nearly $30a General Services director David Dise, the lead county official on the troubled project, offered no specifics at a council briefing Tuesday. He said a request for a "supplemental appropriation" would be submitted in two to three weeks.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Potomac, MD

8 hrs ago | WJLA-TV Arlington

Search continues, but no sign of missing kids in Montgomery County

The search continued Tuesday for two missing Montgomery County children after their mother was found and arrested this past weekend. Twenty-seven-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg remained jailed on charges of child neglect, obstruction and hindering.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Frederick Douglass portrait installed at Government House

Frederick Douglass, the Maryland-born slave turned abolitionist leader, has become the first African-American to have his portrait hung in the governor's official residence in Annapolis. Gov. Martin O'Malley , first lady Katie Curran O'Malley and Lt.

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Related Topix: African-American, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Baltimore, MD, Silver Spring, MD

12 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Germantowna s new Bioscience Education Center promises big things

Montgomery College's Germantown campus officially opened the brand new Bioscience Education Center on Sept. 10 with a dedication ceremony, reception and tours.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD

14 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Andrews to fight change to his public financing bill

Any political contribution, even from nonresidents, could get matched by Montgomery County tax dollars under a proposed county public campaign financing bill. A change made by the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy committee Monday, matching contributions from non-county residents under the proposed public financing program goes against the intent of the bill, said Councilman Philip M. Andrews of Gaithersburg.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Germantown, MD

Yesterday | TBD.com

Maryland doctor stripped of license after failing to pay child support

A Montgomery County doctor has been stripped of his license to practice in Maryland after failing to pay more than $100,000 in past child support. Alan Levenstein, a family law attorney who Houlon Berman in Greenbelt, Maryland, says the revocation of his license is an extreme measure that's rarely seen.

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Related Topix: Greenbelt, MD

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Neighbors object to plans for daycare in Bethesda park

Some East Bethesda residents aren't happy with plans to build a "beautification" fence around a park building being rented out by a daycare company. Over the weekend, members of the East Bethesda Citizens Association sent out an action alert about Bethesda Reggio daycare's attempt to build the fence in front of the activity building at Lynbrook Park The daycare has gotten preliminary approval for the fence from Montgomery Parks' Development Division, but neighborhood residents say Reggio's lease doesn't allow it and fencing off part of the park would be an affront to the people who rely on the public land.

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Patch.com

Food Truck Rally and School Supply Drive Offer $500 Raffle Prize

Some of the best food trucks in all of Montgomery Country will gather Sept. 20 at the Westwood Shopping Center at 5400 Westbard Ave. in Bethesda to support a community school supply drive.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Baltimore News

Jury convicts DC man in Md. armored truck robbery

A federal jury has convicted a D.C. man in an armored truck robbery and a violent carjacking in Montgomery County. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Terrell Cannon was found guilty late Friday of robbery, carjacking, and firing a gun during a violent crime, among other charges.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Takoma Park, MD

Ocean Pines Independent

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead

Md. police believe 2 missing kids are dead Search continues for 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/15/hoggle-homicide-kids/15664963/ Police say they believe two young children who've been missing in suburban Maryland for more than a week are dead, and they're pursuing a homicide case against their mother.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Clarksburg, MD, Darnestown, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

Police building homicide case against mom of missing kids

Montgomery County police are beginning to build a homicide case against a Maryland mother whose two children have been missing for a week, officials said at a press conference Monday. Police building homicide case against mom of missing kids GERMANTOWN, Md.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Germantown, MD, Darnestown, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Montgomery Co. students get 45-day extension for required immunizations

Maryland's top doctor is giving school systems in the state an extra 45 days to get students and their parents to comply, based on a few conditions set by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. One condition is that school systems determine whether "legal interventions" are needed to compel caregivers to comply with state immunization laws.

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Gazette.net

Students look to school board for help with walking, busing issues

Nicolas Holt-Barrett said he catches a Ride On bus to and from school in part to avoid crossing Md. 118 on foot to get to Northwest High School in Germantown.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Youth, Alternative, Education Etc.

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Book Review: Dumbing Down America: The War on our Nation's Brightest Young Minds

Writing in a column that appeared the January edition of Newsweek in 1983, Issac Asimov famously wrote, "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'

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WBAL-AM Baltimore

Search Continues Today For Missing Children

Two-year old Jacob and three-year old Sarah Hoggle were last seen Monday with their mother, 27-year old Catherine Hoggle. Police said officers responded to a 911 call around 11:18 p.m. Friday from a resident who reported Hoggle was walking in the area of Century Rock Boulevard and Crystal Rock Drive.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Clarksburg, MD

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. One in seven students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

Mathematics teacher Melanie Wilson, right hand, helps 8th-grader Vanessa Kidd with algebra during math class at Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring in this 2010 file photo. Roughly 1 in 7 students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County - a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation - attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Silver Spring, MD, Education Etc., Education

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Small Plane Flips Over At Airpark

A small plane has crashed at an airpark in Montgomery County with three passengers on board. Montgomery County police say the plane flipped over at the air park on Saturday after it failed to slow down upon landing.

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The Washington Post

A Montgomery County campaign finance bill empowers small donors

MARYLAND HAS long offered candidates for statewide office the option of public financing for their campaigns, but candidates at the local level have to raise money the old-fashioned way. More often than not, particularly in big suburban jurisdictions like Montgomery County, that means going hat in hand to big-money interests, such as developers and public-employee labor unions.

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

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