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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

The Washington Post

Protesters arrested at Rockville REI store while demonstrating against labor practices

Rockville and Montgomery County police arrested 21 people during a protest at the outdoor recreation store REI on Saturday afternoon, police said.

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Related Topix: Apparel, VF

BroadwayWorld.com

Olney Theatre Center Appoints Deborah Ellinghaus to the Post of Managing Director

The combined Boards of Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and Olney Theatre Corporation, led by President Jennifer Kneeland, are pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Ellinghaus as Managing Director, beginning August 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Maryland, University of Maryland College Park, Downtown (Washington, DC), Columbia, MD, Olney, MD

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Record

Truce extended in youth soccer legal battle

A Montgomery County judge Thursday granted an extension of a temporary restraining order first issued July 16, when former MSYSA President Raymond I. Greenberg and Secretary Claire Filemyr submitted their letters of resignation.

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Gazette.net

Sign unveiled at Brookeville Academy during ceremony

Abbi Wicklein-Bayne, National Park Service director of interpretation, discusses the new sign for the Brookeville site of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail with Rep. John Sarbanes at Brookeville Academy on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Brookeville, MD, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative John Sarbanes, Democrat, Baltimore, MD

The Washington Post

Montgomery gives go-ahead to major school system technology initiative

Montgomery County's Board of Education has given the go-ahead for the purchase of 40,000 laptops and tablets for students in Maryland's largest school system as part of a major technology initiative.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Germantown, MD

Patch.com

Armed Robbery, Kidnapping Suspects Arrested

Four suspects in a June 26 armed robbery and kidnapping in Silver Spring have been apprehended, according to Montgomery County Police.

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Related Topix: Silver Spring, MD, Upper Marlboro, MD, Laurel, MD

CBS Local

Montgomery County Issuing Thousands More Red Light Tickets With Improved Technology

In the 2013 fiscal year, red light cameras in Montgomery County issued 43,522 tickets to drivers who failed to stop at intersections.

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WUSA-TV Washington

Local firefighter returns from Israel

Local firefighter returns from Israel A Montgomery County volunteer firefighter embedded with Israeli firefighters along the Gaza border.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Silver Spring, MD

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Bethesda, Rockville make list of 'Top 10 Snobbiest Small Cities in America'

According to the real estate Web site Movoto.com , these "snooty little cities" in Montgomery County have rich, well-educated, private-school-loving, art gallery devotees who have the "most rigid of standards that must always be met."

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Related Topix: Rockville, MD, Best of 2007, Bethesda, MD, Chevy Chase, MD, Potomac, MD

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