February 11, 2016
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City of Rockville Rejects County’s Request to Take Controversial Confederate Statue

02/10/16

City of Rockville Rejects County’s Request to Take Controversial Confederate Statue

Decision is the latest setback for County Executive Ike Leggett, who last summer ordered the statue moved from county property

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Extended Ban on Flying Drones and Model Aircraft Near D.C. Lifted

02/10/16

Extended Ban on Flying Drones and Model Aircraft Near D.C. Lifted

The Federal Aviation Administration said starting Wednesday operators can resume flying drones and remote-controlled aircraft 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C.

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Real Estate Roundup: Bethesda’s Smallest House?

02/10/16

Real Estate Roundup: Bethesda’s Smallest House?

Plus: The ‘Little Pink House’ in Friendship Heights has new owners; Steamers site reportedly has interested developer

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Bethesda Man Gets Hundreds of Mistaken Chipotle Texts; Legislature Overturns Veto on Felon Voting Law

02/10/16

Bethesda Man Gets Hundreds of Mistaken Chipotle Texts; Legislature Overturns Veto on Felon Voting Law

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

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Montgomery County Wants to Add Two Floors, $21 Million to Wheaton Redevelopment

02/09/16

Montgomery County Wants to Add Two Floors, $21 Million to Wheaton Redevelopment

County says adding the space will allow more county agencies to move into planned Wheaton Triangle office building

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Business Notes: Bethesda Area Ranks First Again in STEM Pay

02/09/16

Business Notes: Bethesda Area Ranks First Again in STEM Pay

Plus: Bethesda Softworks developer to receive lifetime achievement award; Mike Tyson commercial has Potomac connection

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Kathleen Matthews Campaign Calls On David Trone To Pull Ad Featuring President Obama

02/09/16

Kathleen Matthews Campaign Calls On David Trone To Pull Ad Featuring President Obama

While attending a fundraiser at Trone’s house in November, Obama suggested Democrats should run Trone for office

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Rock Climber Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Carderock Killing

02/09/16

Rock Climber Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Carderock Killing

The Virginia man admitted to hitting another climber multiple times with a claw hammer

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Valentine’s Day Specials in the Bethesda Area

02/09/16

Valentine’s Day Specials in the Bethesda Area

Local restaurants celebrate holiday with offerings ranging from prix fixe menus to complimentary champagne

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10 Great Food Photos from MoCo Restaurant Week

02/09/16

10 Great Food Photos from MoCo Restaurant Week

Pictures were submitted by diners

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Education Matters will discuss the news and issues affecting both public and private schools in Montgomery County. We want to talk about what’s happening inside—and outside—the classroom, who’s making the grade and who isn’t.

Julie Rasicot is a former newspaper reporter and managing editor who’s been writing about education for 25 years. She’s a veteran PTA and classroom volunteer who’s the mother of two girls—an eighth-grader and a fifth-grader—attending MCPS schools. None of that seems to matter, though, when she’s struggling to help her kids with their math homework.

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