Voter Registration Deadline Day; Poll Shows Racial Divide Between Van Hollen, Edwards Supporters; Tree Falls on Bethesda House

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning


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Today is the last day to register for the April primary

The deadline to register to vote for the April 26 primary election is today. [Board of Elections]

New poll shows virtual toss-up between Edwards, Van Hollen, deep racial divides

A Washington Post and University of Maryland Democratic Senate poll has Donna Edwards leading Chris Van Hollen by a “statistically insignificant” 44 percent to 40 percent, with likely black voters favoring Edwards by an almost 3-to-1 margin and likely white voters supporting Van Hollen by a more than 2-to-1 margin. [Washington Post]

Tree falls on Bethesda house, sending one to the hospital

A man suffered a concussion after a tree fell onto his home’s bedroom over the weekend. [Nikki Burdine via Twitter]

State will use MARC fares to help pay off Purple Line debt

State officials on Monday detailed how they plan to use MARC commuter rail ticket revenue to help cover annual payments to the Purple Line’s team of private contractors. [Washington Post]

Fire investigators arrest Hyattsville man for setting fires in trash rooms

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service says Theophilus Robinson, 21, was charged with three counts of arson and three counts of reckless endangerment for setting fires in the trash rooms of three Gaithersburg apartment buildings. [MCFRS]

Former Richard Montgomery High School principal dies

Nelson McLeod, who retired from the job in 2014, died last week. [Damon Monteleone via Twitter]

Governor gets a Snapchat account

Gov. Larry Hogan showed off his new account with a baseball opening day-themed photo Monday. [Facebook]

Study: Not a single person has died using bikeshare in the U.S.

The study, from Mineta Transportation Institute, tries to figure out why using bikeshare systems such as Capital Bikeshare has generally been safer than personal biking. [Vox]

Winter-like Tuesday on tap

The high temperature will be near 45 degrees, even with sunny skies. [National Weather Service]

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