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County Council Member Seeks Support for Petition Opposing Pepco Rate Increase

04/29/16

County Council Member Seeks Support for Petition Opposing Pepco Rate Increase

Roger Berliner says ultimate goal is to make utility invest in lower-cost and cleaner infrastructure

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Developer Proposes 88 Townhomes for Mostly Vacant Rockville Shopping Center

04/29/16

Developer Proposes 88 Townhomes for Mostly Vacant Rockville Shopping Center

Project proposed for Rockshire Village Shopping Center, where Giant Food closed in 2012

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Report: Low-Income Residents Moving Out of Silver Spring at Highest Rate in the Country

04/29/16

Report: Low-Income Residents Moving Out of Silver Spring at Highest Rate in the Country

Report suggests higher housing costs are major factor

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Weekend Events: Montgomery County GreenFest; Raptor Festival in Rockville

04/29/16

Weekend Events: Montgomery County GreenFest; Raptor Festival in Rockville

What’s happening April 29–May 1

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CollegeTracks NCAN Annual Event Overview 2016

04/29/16

CollegeTracks NCAN Annual Event Overview 2016

The second annual CollegeTracks Graduation Celebration, held on April 27 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, drew more than 300 attendees. The event, which recognizes the program’s graduating high school seniors and college graduates, highlighted the organization’s expansion to more high-need schools in Montgomery County. On hand to inspire students were former NBA star Walter Williams Jr., Kedric Golston of the Washington Redskins; and NBC4 news anchor and emcee Aaron Gilchrist—all first-generation-to-college students and champions of higher education. The CollegeTracks keynote speaker was U.S Treasurer Rosie Rios, who was instrumental in pushing for a woman on the face of U.S. currency. Her efforts have culminated in the recent announcement that Harriet Tubman...

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County Police to Update Policy for Using Tasers

04/29/16

County Police to Update Policy for Using Tasers

Move comes after report was published detailing deadly incidents involving county police

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Launch of U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy Raises Concerns for County’s Elite Players

04/29/16

Launch of U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy Raises Concerns for County’s Elite Players

Girls who choose to participate will not be allowed to play high school soccer

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Daily Quiz: What Was the First Federal Agency to Open Offices in Bethesda?

04/29/16

Daily Quiz: What Was the First Federal Agency to Open Offices in Bethesda?

Click for list of potential answers

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Analyzing Van Hollen’s Victory; Churchill Students Mourn Loss of Two Classmates

04/29/16

Analyzing Van Hollen’s Victory; Churchill Students Mourn Loss of Two Classmates

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

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Crash Briefly Closes Beltway Inner Loop at Rockville Pike Exit

04/28/16

Crash Briefly Closes Beltway Inner Loop at Rockville Pike Exit

Incident happened around 3:15 p.m.

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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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