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District 1 County Council Candidates Differ on Support for Amazon

‘The fact they’re going to plop the equivalent of two Pentagons in this area doesn’t sit well with me,’ one candidate said about Amazon’s H2Q potentially coming to the county
04/13/18

Town of Chevy Chase Mayor Not Seeking Re-election to Council

Five candidates, including one incumbent, are seeking to win one of three seats on the Town Council in 2018
04/13/18

Residents Urge County Council To Fund Airspace Consultant To Fight Noisy Flight Path Changes

Planes to and from Reagan National Airport have been flying closer to Bethesda-area homes since 2015 and concerned homeowners say they have no way to stop the noise
04/11/18

Bill To Protect Dogs Used in Research Passes, But Sponsor Says It Was ‘Neutered’ by Foes

Del. Kramer poised to push additional protections for companion animals in next year’s session
04/11/18

State Lawmakers Approve School Safety Bill; Spring Festivals Guide

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning
04/10/18

State Republican Party Orchestrating Ad Campaign Targeting Aruna Miller in Congressional Race

Mailers and Facebook ads criticize her for supporting an immigration-related bill
04/06/18

Politics Roundup: In TV Ad Blitz, Blair Assures Viewers: ‘I’m the Opposite of Donald Trump’

Plus: SEIU Local 500 releases endorsements in open-seat state legislative races; Meitiv hits fundraising threshold for public financing in at-large council race
04/06/18

Raskin Returns From Trip to Middle East With Mix of Hope and Despondency

Lauds gains made by women in region, bemoans lack of progress in Israeli-Palestinian strife
04/05/18

County Government Employee Union Endorses Elrich for County Executive, Three At-Large Candidates

UFCW Local 1994 also announced endorsement of a council candidate in Bethesda-based District 1
04/04/18

Legislators Who Approved Amazon Incentive Package Wednesday Could Receive Crab Cakes From Delegate Who Opposed Bill

Montgomery County’s House delegation supported the measure
04/04/18

Frosh Files Lawsuit To Attempt To Block Inclusion of Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Maryland Attorney General joined coalition of other top state lawyers to try to block Trump administration proposal
04/04/18

County Council Likely To Approve Resolution Opposing Citizenship Question On Census

Move will be the local legislative’s body latest effort to oppose a Trump proposal
03/30/18

Politics Roundup: David Trone Begins Buying Ads on Broadcast TV Stations

Plus: Rep. Jamie Raskin travels to the Middle East with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; ranked choice voting bill falls short
03/30/18

Several Council Candidates Remain on County’s Payroll as They Campaign

One candidate oversees the county’s procurement department, another is guiding a massive Silver Spring development project; meanwhile others have stepped down from government positions to focus on their campaigns
03/27/18

Politics Roundup: Manno Is Lone Montgomery County Senator To Vote Against Amazon Incentives

Plus: County executive candidates suggest administration positions for their opponents; an update on local bills in the General Assembly
03/23/18

County Executive Candidates Stake Positions on Affordable Housing, Public Campaign Financing

The two issues generated differences between the six Democrats at a Silver Spring forum Thursday night
03/23/18

Raskin, Frosh and Trone Plan Events and Transportation for March For Our Lives

The Democratic leaders and congressional candidate are procuring buses or gathering groups to travel to the gun control rally in D.C.
03/21/18

Trust the County Teachers Behind Union Endorsements of Candidates

This letter was submitted by Leah B. Wilson, chair of the English Department at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville and a member of the Montgomery County Education Association
03/20/18

Bethesda Delegate’s Anti-Harassment Bill Clears House; Frosh and Raskin Plan ‘March for Our Lives’ Events

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday
03/20/18

Another 14 Council At-Large Candidates Make Their Pitch in Second of Two Forums

With few issue differences apparent, contenders resort to other ways to stand out in large field
03/16/18
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