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Local Leaders Urge Judge in Purple Line Case To Make a Decision

Ongoing delays due to lawsuit are costing the state money, elected officials said
05/02/17

Cancer Patients, Researchers Oppose Trump’s Proposed NIH Spending Cut

Maryland Democratic Party chair Kathleen Matthews urged Gov. Larry Hogan to speak out against Trump’s budget at event Wednesday in Bethesda
04/26/17

Board of Elections Examining Voter Rolls after Conservative Group Raises Questions

Judicial Watch found the county has more registered voters than residents 18 and older
04/25/17

Council’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill to Change to Resolution

Resolution would ask rather than mandate the county to divest retirement funds from oil and natural gas companies
04/24/17

County Council Looks To Add $1 Million More to Public Election Fund

Additional money would bring fund total to $11 million for the 2018 election
04/21/17

County Council Votes Against Leggett’s Proposed Salary Schedule for Top Employees

One member said county executive is not taking task seriously
04/20/17

White Supremacist Group Fliers Posted Near County Council Building

A council member mentioned the fliers shortly before the council approved $225,000 in funds to bolster security at Jewish community buildings
04/18/17

State Puts Forth Plan To Add Lanes on I-270 To Reduce Traffic Congestion

Transportation officials estimate the project could be completed in 2019, but critics are skeptical about whether it will work
04/17/17

Frick Files with FEC To Start Fundraising For Congressional Bid

The Bethesda state delegate says he’ll run for Rep. John Delaney’s seat if Delaney runs for governor
04/17/17

Raskin Calls for Kushner’s Security Clearance To Be Suspended

Local congressman joins other Democrats who expressed concern about Kushner’s contacts with high-level Russian officials
04/14/17

County Council Will Not Consider Salary Increases for Its Members This Year

The council typically reviews its salaries every third year before a new council is elected
04/10/17

County Executive Candidate Robin Ficker Requests County’s Email Address Lists

The Boyds attorney says he plans to use the addresses to send campaign information
04/07/17

County Eyes Regulation Change To Protect Privacy of Government-Held Email Address Lists

Move comes after County Council legislation scheduled to be introduced Tuesday to prevent lists being posted online was pulled
04/05/17

Berliner Proposes Taking Out Bonds Backed by Recordation Tax Revenue To Pay for School Projects

Council president says the county would be able to spend $300 million in next five years
04/03/17

Rockville Activist Ben Shnider To Take on Incumbent Sidney Katz for District 3 Council Seat

Clash in Rockville and Gaithersburg area to feature candidates of different generations, backgrounds
04/03/17

David Trone Establishes Campaign-Style Office

Spokesman says the Potomac businessman has not formally decided whether he will run for office
03/31/17

Marc Elrich Formally Launches County Executive Campaign

Former school teacher and current County Council member plans to take on developers, fight for workers
03/28/17

Supposed Nigerian Prince, Robert Lipman Imposter File Public Information Requests with County

The ‘prince’ wants residents to know they can share his fortune if they assist him
03/24/17

Protesters Greet Hogan, DeVos at Bethesda Elementary School

Governor addresses Rockville High rape case at joint event with U.S. Secretary of Education
03/23/17

Bethesda Delegates Urge Hogan To Speak Out Against Trump’s Proposed NIH Cuts

The state representatives said Bethesda research center is important part of state’s economy and worldwide healthcare, and Hogan should defend its funding
03/23/17
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