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Local Protesters Say Time for Complacency Is Over

Thousands head from Montgomery County to join Women’s March in D.C.

Bethesda Restaurateurs See Benefit from New Site of Marriott Headquarters

Still, loss of access to public parking garage raises concerns

Francis Collins To Remain NIH Director

Leader of the federal research center in Bethesda is sticking around as Trump presidency begins

Marriott Reveals Downtown Bethesda Headquarters Site

New complex to include 22-story office building and flagship hotel

Metro Running Smoothly on Inauguration Day

Plenty of parking, rail system says

Leggett Hasn't Yet Decided Whether To Endorse $15 Wage Bill; Hogan Campaign Reports $5 Million in Funds

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Local Protesters Say Time for Complacency Is Over

Thousands head from Montgomery County to join Women’s March in D.C.

Bethesda Restaurateurs See Benefit from New Site of Marriott Headquarters

Still, loss of access to public parking garage raises concerns

Francis Collins To Remain NIH Director

Leader of the federal research center in Bethesda is sticking around as Trump presidency begins

Marriott Reveals Downtown Bethesda Headquarters Site

New complex to include 22-story office building and flagship hotel

Metro Running Smoothly on Inauguration Day

Plenty of parking, rail system says

Leggett Hasn't Yet Decided Whether To Endorse $15 Wage Bill; Hogan Campaign Reports $5 Million in Funds

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Friday morning

Bethesda Man Arrested for Assault Near Rockville Metro Station

Police believe attacker followed a man from the station before trying to take his wallet

Planning Board Approves 295-foot Building on Apex Site in Bethesda

Officials said residents had urged them to delay vote

Weekend Events: Inaugural Idiocracy, MoComCon and Carla Cooke

What’s happening Jan. 20-22

Bethesda Hotels Benefiting from Inauguration, Women’s March

Rates climb for busy weekend

Faryab Afghan Restaurant to Reopen in Bethesda

The restaurant that closed more than a year ago is making a comeback at the same location

North Bethesda Children To Hold ‘Mini-March’ Saturday in Their Neighborhood

As hundreds of thousands rally in D.C., local kids will learn power of demonstration on smaller scale

How To Get to the Inauguration and Women’s March on Washington from Montgomery County

Large crowds expected to make travel difficult into the District on Friday and Saturday

Van Hollen Objects to Trump Nominees for Attorney General, EPA Head; Hogan Wants Background Checks for Legislative Appointees

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Thursday morning

Roxy the Dog Recovering After Being Shot in Rockville

Police are investigating the Dec. 30 shooting

Queer Dance Party for Mike Pence Twerks Its Way Through Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, DC

Gay rights activists shimmied to music in the vice president-elect’s D.C. neighborhood

After Announcing Inauguration Boycott, Raskin Invites Supporters to Friday Nature Walk

Also secures 30 buses to transport 1,800 local demonstrators for Saturday’s Women’s March

Inaugural Events Produce Business for Local Caterers, Restaurants

Potomac restaurant manager says politics don’t play a role: ‘Money’s green’

Police Blotter: Knife-Wielding Man Assaults Woman in Rockville; Teen Arrested in North Bethesda Vehicle Break-Ins

The following crimes were reported to Montgomery County and Rockville police from Dec. 19 to 29

Groups Representing 10,000 Bethesda-Area Homes Co-Sign Letter Objecting to Aspects of Downtown Plan

Letter offers County Council members recommendations to limit school overcrowding, congestion

Downed Utility Pole Halts Traffic Wednesday on Rockville Pike

Pepco says pole replacement expected to be competed by 4 p.m.

Montgomery County Police To Send 100 Officers To Support Inauguration Security

Local officers were sent to the District for past inaugurals as well

Germantown Uber Driver Charged with Soliciting Minor for Sex; Gaithersburg Man Thanks Nurse Who Aided Him at Crash

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Wednesday morning

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Beltway Crash in Silver Spring

Man was attempting to retrieve a wheel that fell off his vehicle

Hixson Steps Down as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman

Silver Spring's Kaiser to replace her; Bethesda's Frick to be majority leader

Leggett Proposes $1.73 Billion for County School Projects

Capital budget update anticipates $308.6 million from state

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin Says He Cannot Bring Himself To Attend Trump Inauguration

Takoma Park Democrat reverses decision, expresses outrage at president-elect’s actions and rhetoric

MoComCon Comes to Silver Spring Library

First comic book convention to be held Saturday

State Troopers, Off-duty County Police Officer Injured in Collision On I-270

Trooper's cruiser was rear-ended by car heading down the interstate ramp, police report

Montgomery County Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Divided council passes bill by narrow margin, leaving possibility of a veto by Leggett

County Giving Away iPad, Other Prizes in Contest To Name Bus Transit System

Transportation officials are accepting online, text submissions through Friday

Old Angler’s Inn Owner Revises Plans for Country Inn

Redevelopment project heading to county administrative hearing next month

Lawyer Tries To Get Malvo Sentences Thrown Out in Montgomery County Court

Remaining D.C. sniper now serving life terms in Virginia

During MLK Tribute, County Council Member Urges Onlookers To March

Elected leaders, performers gather at Strathmore to honor King’s memory

Business Notes: American Apparel To Close Bethesda Mall Store

Plus: Lockheed aims to cut F-35 costs; new Bethesda yoga studio planning summer opening

Local Delegate Pushes Public Campaign Financing Measure; Twitter Snark Creates Stir in Frederick County Schools

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Tuesday morning

Four Bike Lane Projects Being Considered in Bethesda Downtown Plan

The projects may be coming to Norfolk, Bethesda and Woodmont avenuess

Leventhal Pursuing County’s Public Financing for Campaign

Local law will get first use in 2018 county elections

County Planning Board To Consider Approving Bethesda’s Tallest Building

Plans for Apex site up for a vote Thursday

David Trone ‘Focused Very Heavily’ on Exploring Run for County Executive

Confirms he is conducting a poll on the race, while talking issues with business, community groups

Raskin To Attend Trump Inauguration While Some Fellow Congressional Progressives Expected To Boycott

Congressman cites ‘constitutional duty to be there,’ but also plans to participate in protest events

Somerset Mayor Quits Woodmont Country Club over Obama Membership Flap

Chooses Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to make announcement

Week Ahead: County Council To Consider Minimum Wage Bill; MLK Birthday Celebration Today

Plus: Criminal justice forum Wednesday in Silver Spring

Delaney Suggests Overhauling Metro Governance; Silver Spring Woman Shares 140-pound Weight Loss Story with People Magazine

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Monday morning

Town of Chevy Chase Opposes Routing Interim Georgetown Branch Trail Through Its Streets

County officials contemplating path to reroute trail before Purple Line construction begins

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: Jan. 9-15

Notable homes sold in the last week

Bethesda Mansion Was Fifth Most Expensive Home Sold in D.C. Area in 2016

Top 10 list also includes Potomac home bought for more than $5 million

Chevy Chase Elementary Wins Award for Its Gifted and Talented Program

School becomes first in Montgomery County to earn the distinction from the state

Montgomery County Residents Use Airbnb To Court Inauguration Travelers

Some locals charging nightly rates of $1,000 or more

Bethesda Residents Weigh Merits of Incorporating as a City

Residents voice need for greater control over coming decades of community growth

Chevy Chase Purple Line Opponents File Appeal To Stop Relocation of Bethesda Community Hardware Building

Historic structure sits on part of site where new Purple Line station and major redevelopment is planned

Live Healthy Program Offers Discounts to Montgomery Residents

Card-holders can save on dental procedures, hearing aids, diabetes supplies

UPDATED: Silver Spring Mother and Infant Found

County police had asked for the public’s help to find Maduba Polan and her 4-month-old daughter. They were found safe Friday morning

Swastikas Spray-Painted on Trees in Rockville Park

Officers find no connection between graffiti and anti-Semitic note left for family

Maryland Rep. Harris Being Considered for Top NIH Post; Trone Polling in County Executive Race

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Friday morning

Weekend Events: Beethoven at Strathmore, Pusha T at The Fillmore and Beauty and the Beast at Imagination Stage

What’s happening Jan. 13-15

Somerset Mayor Threatens To Quit Woodmont Country Club if Obama Isn’t Invited To Join

Membership reportedly in the rough over U.N. vote on Israel

Opinion: A Big Unknown

County officials must assess economic impact before passing $15 minimum wage bill

Plans Afoot To Renovate Aging Playground at Bethesda’s Battery Lane Urban Park

Meeting scheduled to get community guidance in designing $350,000 project

Prosecutors Seek Life Without Parole for Bethesda Mall Shooter

Eulalio Tordil is charged with killing two in Montgomery County during two-day shooting spree in which police believe he also gunned down his estranged wife

Opinion: County Council Should Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Increase would help local economy, improve lives of low-income workers

Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Says Passing $15 Minimum Wage Bill Would Cost 130 Jobs

Urges Montgomery County Council to kill the legislation

Ourisman Honda Appeals County Order To Stop Construction on Garage

Order issued after permitting officials determined structure was in Capital Crescent Trail easement

Teenager Charged in Double Homicide at Wheaton Mall

Video surveillance footage catches fight, stabbing, police say

Rockville Pastor Helps Identify Man’s Ashes Left on Doorstep; Raskin Enters Painting Controversy

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Thursday morning

Rockville High’s 56-year-old Bagpipe Band Fights To Keep MCPS Sponsorship

Booster club president says school system pulled funding, recognition

Bethesda Chocolates Opens in Downtown Bethesda

Woodmont Avenue shop held soft opening during the holidays

Portion of Wisconsin Avenue To Be Closed Saturday

Closure will allow equipment to be hoisted to roof of building

Business Notes: Three Stores Close at Westfield Montgomery

Plus: Bethesda health tech company raises $20 million; Coldwell Banker moves downtown Bethesda office

Montgomery Parks Open Up For Overnight Guests During Inauguration Week

Campsites, manor lodging available to out-of-towners

School Board Comes Out Against State Bills Mandating Less Sugar in Student Meals

County education officials oppose five school-related bills, stay neutral on another

2017 General Assembly Session Begins; Reported Squabbles Over Obama Joining Woodmont Country Club

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Wednesday morning

Crews Take First Steps on Tunnel Project To Link NIH, Walter Reed

‘Test pitting’ checks for the existence of utilities

Two Die After Stabbing at Westfield Wheaton Mall

Investigators scouring security footage

Planning Board Chairman Frustrated by Lack of Progress on Bethesda Capital Crescent Trail Tunnel

County has not budgeted funds for tunnel expansion to accommodate full-sized trail under Wisconsin Avenue next to the Purple Line when it is built

Services for Ulder Tillman Set for Friday

She oversaw the county’s public health system

Bethesda 7-Eleven Faces Second Court Challenge Over Right To Sell Beer and Wine

Convenience store won back right to sell beer and wine in December, but opponent files new legal challenge

County Residents Seek More Spending on Health Care, Other Issues

Leggett holds first budget forum at Bethesda-Chevy Chase center

Montgomery County Democratic Committee Names One of Its Members To Fill District 20 Delegate Vacancy

Jheanelle Wilkins scores victory on third ballot, besting Takoma Park activist Lorig Charkoudian

Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week To Start Friday

32 participating restaurants are offering prix fixe menus

Board Of Education Assures Families That Officials ‘Will Not Tolerate’ Hate Incidents

Monday evening message describes efforts to promote safe schools

Coalition of Parents Commissions Expert Report on MCPS Language Programs

Analysis recommends that school officials expand two-way immersion, prioritize racial equity

How Could Bethesda Become An Incorporated City?; MD, VA Expected to Approve Metro Safety Commission

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Tuesday morning

Assessments Show Student Gains After First Year of Summer Program

MCPS third- and fourth-graders improved in reading, math skills

Smashburger Closes Bethesda Location

Sign posted Monday

In Latest Court Volley, Purple Line Opponents Say Transit Agencies Failed To Examine Metro’s Problems

Chevy Chase residents and a trail group ask judge to require a new environmental assessment for the light-rail project

Anti-Semitic Message Left for Rockville Family

Police investigating incident as hate crime

At Least 300 Evacuated from Bender JCC in Rockville

Bomb threat could have been part of nationwide scare

Newly-Unveiled Renderings Show What’s in Store for Apex Building Site

Images are of glass-wrapped apartment, office towers soaring hundreds of feet high

Sold in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac: Jan. 3-9

Notable homes sold in the last week

County Police Search for Two Men Who Robbed Rockville 7-Eleven

Surveillance video of December incident released

FAA Ditches Proposed Flight Path Change that Could Have Brought More Plane Noise to Bethesda Neighborhoods

Decision follows pushback from local residents

Week Ahead: Neighborhood Groups To Explore How To Incorporate Bethesda

Plus: Montgomery County operating budget forums begin and the Town of Chevy Chase to consider budget cuts

State Legislators Face Budget Gap in 2017 Session; Trash Fire Raises Questions About County Incinerator

News, announcements and other helpful links for your Monday morning

New York-Style Pizza Coming to Rockville Pike

Pizza CS to add carryout and delivery location

Raskin Camp Organizes Busing Into D.C. for Women’s March on Washington

March participants to gather for breakfast in Silver Spring before heading to downtown

County Installs Flex Posts to Reduce Travel Lanes at Capital Crescent Trail Crossing

Vehicles now have two lanes instead of four at Bethesda site where a Chevy Chase cyclist was killed in October

Six Candidates Running for District 20 House Seat Make Their Case at Silver Spring Forum

Candidates detailed their positions on issues ranging from the environment to marijuana and criminal justice reform

Small Bites: Cesco Osteria To Launch Salon Series

Plus: Inauguration event at Denizens; Owen’s Ordinary to celebrate ‘FeBREWary’
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