Metro Board Seeks Additional Compensation for Land Needed for Purple Line; State Lags in Investigating Nursing Home Complaints

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Metro board seeks more money for land needed for Purple Line

The Metro board is seeking “fair compensation” from Maryland for land near the Silver Spring, College Park and New Carrollton Metro stations and may hold up a planned land transfer needed for Purple Line construction. Metro’s land is valued between $24 million and $37 million, but board members are concerned Maryland’s offer of a parking garage and state land valued at $17.1 million isn’t enough. A resolution goes before the full board in two weeks. [Washington Post]

Maryland lags in investigating nursing home complaints

The state failed to investigate allegations of harm at nursing homes 74 percent of time—including nearly 650 complaints—within the federal government's required 10-day window. A report by the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found the state ranked 7th worst in the U.S. for timely investigations into high-level complaints. [Baltimore Sun]

Yappy Hour coming to Bethesda park

Montgomery Parks and Bethesda Urban Partnership are inviting people to bring their dogs to Elm Street Park at 4600 Elm St. in the downtown Bethesda area for a Yappy Hour on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The park will have a “pop-up” small-dog area and large-dog enclosure. The event will feature live music, as well as food, beer and wine from Bethesda restaurants. [Bethesda Urban Partnership]

Dreary day expected Friday

The National Weather Service predicts a high near 66 Friday with patchy drizzle throughout the day and a nighttime low dropping to around 61 degrees.

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