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2 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Families navigate process of sending loved onesa remains overseas from Montgomery

Death in Montgomery County can lead to a long, difficult task - returning a loved one's body to a foreign final resting place.

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Related Topix: Burtonsville, MD, Ocean City, MD

2 hrs ago | Gazette.net

Turf battle emerges among Montgomery County youth soccer groups

A Montgomery County youth soccer organization is suing the county's school board, claiming the board unfairly struck agreements with other groups for the use of two artificial turf fields at schools.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Potomac, MD

3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Police Seek Teen Suspect in Silver Spring Shooting

Police in Montgomery County are looking for several teenage boys after a woman was shot in Silver Spring early Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD

8 hrs ago | TBD.com

MCPS Board of Ed. tosses credit cards, overhauls spending practices

In May, two-term board member Chris Barclay was lambasted for making at least 14 personal charges with his taxpayer-issued credit card.

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Board gives preliminary approval for Carroll's first charter school

After having its first charter school application rejected by the Carroll County Board of Education last year, Sustainable Futures Inc. reworked the application and submitted it for consideration in April.

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Related Topix: Carroll County, MD, Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, Eldersburg, MD, Westminster, MD

Examiner.com

George Pelecanos to appear for a reading to benefit library

The fourth book from the Derek Strange series written by George Pelecanos will be read by the author on July 31 for a library benefit.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery County Council approves White Oak Science Gateway plan

The Montgomery County Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ambitious land-use plan designed to spur creation of a new science-focused town center in the county's long-neglected eastern sector.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Hillandale, MD, White Oak, MD, Silver Spring, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Montgomery County's school board members unanimously voted to give up their district-paid credit cards Monday night, adopting a sweeping set of new spending rules after public disclosure of improper charges , unclear guidelines and poor oversight.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education

Gazette.net

Sandy Spring Village Plan moves forward

A new vision for Sandy Spring Village is one step closer to reality, after the Montgomery County Planning Board on July 17 approved its staff's draft of the Rural Village Plan.

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Related Topix: Sandy Spring, MD

WJLA-TV Arlington

Montgomery County officials dodge controversey with new turf field plan

Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group.

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TBD.com

Triple threat: Takoma Park man, Morris Thweatt, arrested in trio of...

SILVER SPRING, Md. A Takoma Park man wanted by the FBI has been arrested and charged in a string of Silver Spring bank robberies, during which he claimed to have a bomb.

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Related Topix: Takoma Park, MD, Silver Spring, MD

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Kos

Field Notes from a Lagging Indicator

Anyone with a social conscience or who has just followed the news since 2010 knows that the struggle for decent health care is not an issue that can stand isolated from other intimately intertwined factors, although our medical and political system tries to keep it that way.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Health, Medicaid, Social Security

Gazette.net

Potomac teen takes volunteering to new level

For Katie Hamelburg, volunteering is a way of life - and she's doing what she can to inspire other teens to offer their time and talent to help others, too.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD, University of Maryland College Park, Religion, Judaism, Rockville, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Red light cameras mean revenue boost

Red light cameras are pulling in big dollars for local governments in the Washington, D.C., area, according to new data from AAA Mid-Atlantic.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Frederick, MD, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Gazette.net

Four charged in Silver Spring armed robbery, kidnapping

Four people have been charged in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping in June in which armed intruders held a man in a Silver Spring hotel room and forced his friend to withdraw money from a bank.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Takoma Park (Washington, DC), Takoma Park, MD

WFMD-AM Frederick

Job Hunt July 28, 2014

Frederick County Work Force Service's Latrice Lewis said her agency is committed to assisting job seekers find employment and there are several Hot Jobs that are available right now.

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Related Topix: Frederick County, MD, Home, Home Improvement, Frederick, MD

WTOP-FM Washington

Obama administration officials to tour Md. jail

Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Attorney General Eric Holder plan to visit a suburban Washington jail to highlight a program that's intended to keep inmates from committing crimes after their release.

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Related Topix: Prison

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

D.C. police look into a trio of stabbings, armed robbery

In the first incident, a couple were stabbed around 10:28 p.m. in the 1100 block of K Street SE, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD

WUSA-TV Washington

Md. police investigate death of Gaithersburg woman

Montgomery County Police Department said Sunday a 47-year-old woman was found dead inside of a home in Gaithersburg.

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Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

McCartney: Post-Silver Line, D.C. region should buy rail cars for Metro, add a Potomac crossing

Passengers get their first chance to ride on the rail line, which includes one new station in Reston and four new stops in Tysons Corner.

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Related Topix: Potomac, MD, Georgetown (Washington, DC), US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat

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