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August 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCPL Seeking Input on Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library Website

Montgomery County Public Libraries is partnering with the Maryland State Library in seeking feedback from the Deaf community on information that should be included in its new Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library website. The new website will be the digital path to the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library, a statewide information center on Deaf resources […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

$364.4 Million in College Scholarships Awarded to MCPS Grads

At least $364.4 million have been awarded in college scholarships to MCPS graduates of the Class of 2018, over $14 million more than last year. The total value of scholarships earned is expected to be even higher after all final data is gathered over the next few weeks. Graduates received scholarships and awards for outstanding academic performance, […]

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May 17, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Bike Lanes Flourishing Around Montgomery County

Protected and improved bike lanes have been popping up all over Montgomery County the past two years, and the county is rolling out plans for even more.   When bike advocate Casey Anderson was first appointed Montgomery County Planning Board chair, trying to make biking safer and easier “was like beating my head against the wall,” he said.  But […]

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April 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gov. Hogan Signs School Safety Bill into Law

Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Tuesday aimed to improve the safety in the State’s public schools. Sponsored by State Senator Katherine Klausmeier (D-Baltimore), the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018 will increase funding designed to improve the safety of the State’s public schools. The bill, which goes into effect on June 1 this year, […]

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January 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Rapist-Parental Rights Appears Headed to Passage in General Assembly

The General Assembly is expected to do something they haven’t been able to do for 10 years: Pass legislation that would strip the parental rights of rapists. The measure has failed to pass each time it has come up over the past decade. This year, Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. […]

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December 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Less Waste for the Holidays: “Holiday Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Display at Brookside Gardens” takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brookside Gardens 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 2. It IS a Wonderful Life: Enjoy the timeless Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” […]

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December 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Declares ‘Climate Emergency’ Prescribing Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Declaring a “climate emergency,” Montgomery County Council members Tuesday called on the federal, state and other local governments to reduce greenhouse gases 80 percent by 2027 and 100 percent by 2035. It seeks to “initiate a massive global mobilization to restore a safe climate and build a sustainable economy.” The resolution was the second in […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Two Others Charged in Wheaton Park Slaying

Montgomery County police have arrested a man and a woman for the death of an unidentified person found in Wheaton Regional Park, a police statement issued Friday said. Police had previously charged Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, with murder in the slaying. Lopez-Abrego remains held without bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to online […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Maryland Offering Billions to Amazon

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland’s bid to lure Amazon’s new headquarters will be measured in the billions of dollars. The story also says New Jersey has announced it’s bid will be $7 billion. Gov. Larry Hogan has made no secret on where he thinks Amazon should relocate — he favors the Port Covington […]

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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Gets Life in Murder of 72-Year-Old Woman

A 23-year-old man from Northeast Washington received a life sentence Wednesday for the death of a 72-year-old woman in Wheaton, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Kwasi Sadler was convicted in the death of Linda Johnston, who was stabbed in her Arcola Avenue home Aug. 6, 2015, according to a statement by Montgomery County police at […]

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