New Bikeshare Stations Added in North Bethesda; Downtown Bethesda Hot Dog Restaurant Opens Friday

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County adds new bikeshare stations in North Bethesda

County Executive Ike Leggett was on hand Thursday to celebrate the installation of eight new bikeshare stations in the North Bethesda area. One of the new stations is at the Pike & Rose development. [WTOP]

New gourmet hot dog restaurant opens in Bethesda today

Dog Haus, a California-based gourmet hot dog chain, plans to open for the first time Friday in the former Parva space at 7904 Woodmont Ave. in downtown Bethesda. The restaurant serves burgers, sides and shakes in addition to its signature hot dogs and sausages. [Bethesda Beat]

Hogan stresses bipartisanship in college visit

Gov. Larry Hogan visited Towson University onThursday, where he told a group of students that he’s a “pragmatic person looking for bipartisan solutions to problems facing our state.” As the Republican governor is gearing up for the November election, he has repeatedly tried to distance himself from President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress. [Washington Post]

Metro board chair says no one will notice Uber tax in D.C.

Metro board Chairman Jack Evans said that “no one will notice” an additional 35 cent tax on a $10 Uber or Lyft ride if the District finalizes a tax on ride-sharing companies to provide additional funding for Metro. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign the legislation Friday that would create the new levy. [NBC4]

Two Montgomery County marijuana dispensaries granted final approval from state commission

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission granted final approval for seven new medical marijuana dispensaries this week, including two in Montgomery County. Rise Bethesda and HerbaFi in Silver Spring both received their final approvals. [Baltimore Sun]

Get ready for 80-degree weather Friday

The National Weather Service expects a high near 83 degrees Friday on a sunny day, with a nighttime low around 60. The weekend should be very nice as well, with a sunny high near 80 predicted Saturday and a high near 74 Sunday, when there’s a chance of afternoon showers.

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