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35 min ago | Baltimore News

Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, Chase, MD

4 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

MoCo's most congested intersections are probably familiar

By one commonly used metric, the three most congested intersections in Montgomery County are all in Bethesda and North Bethesda.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD, North Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Gazette.net

Glass taking over Gandhi Brigade temporarily

Glass is a former CNN producer. He ran unsuccessfully for Montgomery County Council this year in District 5, losing in a Democratic primary.

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WJLA-TV Arlington

Ride On officials investigate potential passenger privacy breach

Bethesda resident Kathy Gambrell became troubled while signing up her 12-year-old son, Dakota, for a discounted bus card.

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The Washington Post

All Opinions Are Local: How Silver Spring came to be

You could ask five residents what Silver Spring's boundaries are and receive five different answers, ranging from a neighborhood near the D.C. line to a city the size of the District of Columbia itself.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Colesville, MD, Blog News, Opinion

Washington Times

Police: Woman faces hate crime charge for demanding restaurant remove Israeli flag

Montgomery County police say a former employee made threats against a Potomac restaurant's owner after he hung an Israeli and an American flag outside his establishment.

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Patch.com

Share Your Thoughts on Metro's Z Line Corridor Services

Public input is being sought at two upcoming open houses hosted by Metro as it studies possible improvements to the Z line corridor.

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Patch.com

Three Suspects Charged with Theft of Utility Poles Worth $25K

A Germantown man and two teenaged-family members face felony theft and burglary charges for allegedly stealing five PEPCO utility poles valued at $25,000.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Rockville, MD

Business Journal

Coming soon to Rockville: Stanford Grill, from the Copper Canyon Grill team

Stanford Grill is the latest restaurant headed to Montgomery County, with a new lease signed for a 400-seat restaurant at 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd. The first Stanford Grill opened in Columbia in 2012.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Rockville, MD

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Bethesda's Woodmont Avenue could remain closed until 2015

The road closure in downtown Bethesda that was supposed to be reopened in 20-24 months could continue into 2015.

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Related Topix: Bethesda, MD

Patch.com

MoCo Students, Staff Share #mcpsfirstday Highlights

New backpacks were filled, new rules explained, and both new and old schools filled with students across Montgomery County Monday morning.

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The Washington Post

School year begins in D.C. and Montgomery County

Students at Eastern High School found balloons and a dance party Monday morning when they arrived for their first day of school.

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The Washington Post

Kelly: A love of good coffee led Montgomery County woman to an unusual sideline

I'm sure you love your coffee, but it's unlikely you love your coffee as much as Ligia Moss loves her coffee.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Gaithersburg, MD, North Potomac, MD, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Central America

Gazette.net

Motorcyclist dies after collision in Germantown Sunday

A Montgomery Village man died Sunday evening when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car driving on the wrong side of the road in Germantown, according to county police.

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Related Topix: Germantown, MD, Montgomery Village, MD

Gazette.net

Prayer vigil for slain Mo. teen highlights diversity, cooperation in Montgomery County

Civic activists and clergy members on Sunday night praised the relationship that Montgomery County's police and political leaders have with the community, but cautioned there was still work to be done to avoid situations such as the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Gazette.net

Party chairmen interested in concept, but issue can be a fraught with land minesa

As part of a larger conversation about increasing voter turnout, Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton thinks perhaps the city could look at urging the county to support open primaries.

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Related Topix: US News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Washington Post

First day of classes brings 202nd school to Montgomery

The school bell will ring for the first time, signaling the start of the day. Teachers will give lessons in just-built classrooms.

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Related Topix: Clarksburg, MD, Education

Sat Aug 23, 2014

CBS Local

3 Arrested In Utility Pole Thefts

Police in Montgomery County have arrested three people, two of them teenagers, and charged them with stealing utility poles worth approximately $25,000.

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CBS Local

1 Injured After Small Plane Crashes In Md.

The pilot of a small airplane has been seriously injured after crashing while taking off at a Montgomery County airport.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD

Gazette.net

John Oa Malley seeks District 4 council seat

When John O'Malley worked at the Food and Drug Administration, he said he saw many of his coworkers leave Montgomery County and even Maryland to avoid the taxes levied by the county and state.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

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