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County Police Searching for Armed Robber who Zip-Tied Dollar Tree Employee

07/19/16

County Police Searching for Armed Robber who Zip-Tied Dollar Tree Employee

The Rockville robbery happened earlier this month

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Peter Chang Plans  To Open Flagship Restaurant in Downtown Bethesda

07/19/16

Peter Chang Plans To Open Flagship Restaurant in Downtown Bethesda

Chang’s partner Gen Lee said it will serve as a home base for the renowned Chinese chef

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Hoeber, Husband Continue To Pump Personal Funds into Her Bid To Oust Rep. Delaney

07/19/16

Hoeber, Husband Continue To Pump Personal Funds into Her Bid To Oust Rep. Delaney

FEC filings: Couple recently put $500,000 into her campaign and allied Super PAC

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Montgomery County to Consider Alternative Tobytown Bus Route After Public Feedback

07/19/16

Montgomery County to Consider Alternative Tobytown Bus Route After Public Feedback

Ride On considering whether to bring buses into historic African American neighborhood

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Business Notes: White Flint, Lord & Taylor Appeals Case Scheduled

07/19/16

Business Notes: White Flint, Lord & Taylor Appeals Case Scheduled

Plus: Bethesda Apple store closes for renovations; new eye care center opens in August in Bethesda

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Quiz: Which of the Following Was Once the Motto of the Potomac Almanac?

07/19/16

Quiz: Which of the Following Was Once the Motto of the Potomac Almanac?

Click for list of potential answers

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07/19/16

Answer

Which of the following was once the motto of the Potomac Almanac?   ANSWER: A: “Our Policy: To Resist Progress in Potomac” In the early and mid-20th century, there was significant public sentiment against encroaching modernization and suburbanization and the newspaper’s motto reflected that view. “B” is a play on The New York Times motto, “c” is taken from the motto of the Mason Valley News in Nevada; and “d” was the logo of The Putnam Pit in Cookeville, Tennessee.   Source: Bethesda Magazine

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Rock Climber Sentenced in Carderock Killing; Trone Says Trump Hurt His Congressional Campaign

07/19/16

Rock Climber Sentenced in Carderock Killing; Trone Says Trump Hurt His Congressional Campaign

News, announcements and other helpful links for Tuesday morning

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Hogan Trumpets Projects To Improve I-270 Traffic Flow in Montgomery County

07/18/16

Hogan Trumpets Projects To Improve I-270 Traffic Flow in Montgomery County

State calling for companies to propose projects to reduce congestion

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State Will Fund County’s SafeTrack Shuttle Bus Service

07/18/16

State Will Fund County’s SafeTrack Shuttle Bus Service

Gov. Hogan announced Monday the state to pay estimated $1 million cost

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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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