January 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Graduation Rates Rise in Montgomery County

The graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) rose for a third consecutive year and the achievement gap narrowed in all areas, according to an MCPS news release out today. According to MCPS, the largest improvement was at Wheaton High School. The four-year graduation rate for the MCPS Class of 2014 was 89.7 percent, […]

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January 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Montgomery County Reports 2014 Homicide Rate Double’s Prior Year (VIDEO)

Montgomery County has had than double the number of reported homicides in 2014 than in 2013. Last year, there were 19 homicides. That compares to 8 in 2013. But, Capt. Darren Francke, director of the department’s Major Crimes Division, said the number is not alarming. He talks about the county’s homicide rate in this MyMcMedia […]

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June 3, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Opposes Pepco Rate Increase

Montgomery County this week filed its initial brief with the Maryland Public Service Commission in Case No. 9336, Pepco’s most recent rate increase request. “While I believe that Pepco has improved its reliability since the Derecho of 2012, largely in keeping with recommendations made in a 192-page report by my Pepco Reliability Work Group earlier, […]

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April 7, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Praises Final Passage of Minimum Wage Increase

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement lauding the final passage of SB 331, legislation that increases the Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 and gives hundred of thousands of Marylanders a raise: “My central focus as Governor of Maryland has been to to strengthen and grow the ranks of our ever more diverse […]

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March 27, 2013 | Staff Writer

ICC Speed Limit To Increase This Week

The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) will begin changing roadway signs to officially increase the posted speed limit on the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 from 55 mph to 60 mph. On March 29, weather-permitting, signs on westbound MD 200 will be changed to 60 mph. The eastbound MD 200 signs will be changed to 60 mph […]

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February 4, 2013 | Staff Writer

ICC Speed Limit to Increase

The MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) announced today, Feb 4 that following extensive engineering and crash analyses, it is increasing the posted speed limit on the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 from 55 mph to 60 mph. “We began our engineering study full force in mid 2012, but as I’ve said all along, we needed one year […]

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