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May 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Signs Legislation Aimed to Provide Tax Relief

Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill into law Tuesday that aims to provide “tax relief” for Marylanders, according to a news release. In response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that eliminates the federal personal exemptions individuals could claim, Maryland State lawmakers passed the Income Tax-Personal Exemptions bill during the 2018 legislative […]

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May 16, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Chris Van Hollen Visits Newport-Mill Middle School To Talk About Nutrition. Featured on County Report This Week on Montgomery Community Media.

Newport Mill Middle School Receives Green Ribbon Award

Newport Mill Middle School was one out of two schools selected in the state of Maryland to receive the 2018 Green Ribbon School Award from the U.S. Department of Education.   Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County was the other school selected among the 46 schools in the nation to receive the prestigious honor. The […]

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May 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Laurel and Yanny Split the Internet

Some people hear “Yanny” and others hear “Laurel.” The four second audio clip has the internet divided similar to the heated debate over the blue dress or gold dress. So what do you  hear? Listen to the audio in the tweet below. This is the video everyone is talking about, Yanny vs Laurel. pic.twitter.com/eLhhiTuoXW — […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Magruder High School Takes New Flight with Aviation Program

A new program implemented at Magruder High School allows students to get a head start on careers in aviation. Out of the more than 70 schools selected to implement the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Aviation STEM curriculum in the 2018-2019 school year, Magruder is the only school in the school district that will offer […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Capitals Vs. Lightning: Washington Fans Are Gearing Up For the Conference Finals

The first thing you might notice in Replay Sports, a local consignment sports and equipment store in Rockville, could be the array of jerseys that decorate the inside of the shop. From basketball, football, baseball, and hockey,  it’s a place where any sports fan can find their favorite team jersey. If you’re a Washington Capitals […]

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May 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

AAA Officials Urge Drivers to Use Caution Ahead Tuesday’s Heavy Rain

Wet Pavement Contributes To Nearly 1.2 Million Traffic Crashes Each Year With heavy rains in the forecast during rush hour in the Washington D.C. area, AAA Mid-Atlantic officials are urging drivers to use caution on the roads. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Montgomery County that begins at 3 p.m. and can […]

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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Study Shows Increase in Major Depression Diagnoses

Major depression diagnoses are on the rise, according to a study of medical claims by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. According to the study titled, Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health, diagnosis rates increased by 33 percent between 2013 and 2016, and climbed fastest among adolescents and millennials. “The high rates for adolescents and millennials could […]

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May 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What You Should Know About the Recall of Eggs

There are at least 35 reported cases of Salmonella infections reported in nine states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Food and Drug Administration linked some of the cases to Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana.  The company voluntarily recalled more than 206 million shell eggs due to a possible contamination […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 MCPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

Recipients are judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for success in college 21 students from Montgomery County Public Schools have been awarded National Merit Scholarships, according to a news release. Of the more than 15,000 students who applied, these students are among 48 high school seniors in the state of […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Late Night Service for Capitals Game

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced Monday that Metrorail will remain open an additional hour Metro announced the Metrorail will be extended for an additional hour for Washington Capitals’ fans on Tuesday. The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the National Hockey League’s Conference Finals at Capital One Arena tomorrow.  […]

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