February 27, 2019 | Staff Writer

County to Test Dockless E-Scooters Next Month

E-scooters, the two-wheeled kid’s toy grown up with electric engines, could become prevalent conveyances in Montgomery County. The county’s Department of Transportation is looking for vendors who want to test dockless e-scooters. By being dockless, the e-scooters don’t relay on fixed stations. Customers use a mobile phone app with GPS to find a nearby scooter […]

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June 19, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, June 19, in Montgomery County

You are almost to the weekend! Here are five things to know today, June 19th, in Montgomery County: 1. Ordering Alcohol: The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control is scheduled to meet today with the county’s ad hoc committee on liquor control to talk about plans to update and improve the department’s inventory and ordering systems. […]

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June 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

College Board Offers Students Free SAT Test for June Printing Error

The nearly half a million students who got less time to take a portion of the SAT on June 6 will now have the option to retake that test for free in October. According to an email from The College Board, the company that distributes the SAT- a right of passage and cause of angst […]

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June 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Nearly 500,000 Students Affected by SAT Testing Issue Nationwide

Almost 500,000 students nationwide who took the SAT on June 6 will not have a portion of that test counted in their final score and that’s not sitting well with some local parents. According to the College Board, on June 6, Educational Testing Service (ETS) informed the College Board that there was a printing error in […]

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May 22, 2015 | Krista Brick

O’Neill Releases Statement on PARCC Changes

The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) recently voted to consolidate the PARCC assessment’s two testing windows into one and cut total test time by about 90 minutes overall beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Here’s what Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill had to say […]

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May 22, 2015 | Krista Brick

Drivers’ Test Fail Rate Almost 50 Percent at Montgomery County’s MVAs (VIDEO)

Almost half of all the drivers who took the Maryland drivers’ license roads test in Montgomery County over the past year failed it, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Krista Brick has the story about a change to the test that might reduce that fail rate.   Related:

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May 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

MVA Drops Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

If you listen closely you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from 16 year olds across the state. The reason – the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis starting today. According to Buel Young, spokesperson for the […]

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February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dr. Luis Branco: “I Was Exposed to a Lot of Ebola in the Lab” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Zalgen Labs’ co-founder Dr. Luis Branco talks about his work on the rapid diagnostic test for Ebola late last year in Africa and what happened when he returned to the United States. The World Health Organization approved a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola last week. Related:

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February 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Dr. Luis Branco, cofounder Zalgen Labs

Zalgen Labs May Need to Expand in Germantown (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dr. Luis Branco of Zalgen Labs said his Germantown company may need to hire more employees and expand its lab space if the demand for the rapid diagnostic Ebola test is great. The World Health Organization recently approved the Ebola test and FDA approval is pending, according to Dr. Branco. […]

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January 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

NORAD Test Flights Take Place in Skies Over D.C. Region This Week

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region, is scheduled to conduct Falcon Virgo 15-04 exercise flights Tuesday night through Friday morning, in the skies above the D.C. region this week. Flights are scheduled to take place between midnight and 5:30 a.m. (EST) each day. In the […]

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