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Planners Say Getting Rid of Bethesda’s One-Way Streets Wouldn’t Spell Traffic Doom

07/22/15

Planners Say Getting Rid of Bethesda’s One-Way Streets Wouldn’t Spell Traffic Doom

After forecasting how more development might affect congestion, planners say no downtown intersections would reach failing status

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Updated: Red Line Train Hit Wire Between Grosvenor and Medical Center Stations

07/22/15

Updated: Red Line Train Hit Wire Between Grosvenor and Medical Center Stations

The transit operator said no injuries were reported after the train made contact with a wire Wednesday morning

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Postal Inspectors Catch Company Behind Fraudulent Tax Property Bill Mailings

07/22/15

Postal Inspectors Catch Company Behind Fraudulent Tax Property Bill Mailings

County officials say they got nearly 1,000 complaints about the letters

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Update: Power Outage Hits Silver Spring Neighborhood for Second Time in Four Days

07/22/15

Update: Power Outage Hits Silver Spring Neighborhood for Second Time in Four Days

More than 1,000 residents were without power Wednesday morning

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In Front of Marriott Headquarters, Local Officials Urge Hotel Giant to ‘Pick the Pike District’

07/22/15

In Front of Marriott Headquarters, Local Officials Urge Hotel Giant to ‘Pick the Pike District’

A group of residents, developers and business owners announced the start of its ‘Pick the Pike District’ campaign

Posted at 10:34 AM | Permalink | Comments

Update: Missing Gaithersburg Boy Found Safe

07/22/15

Update: Missing Gaithersburg Boy Found Safe

11-year-old Jerome Jackson had been missing for two days before he was found July 22

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Health Exchange Contractor to Pay Back $45 Million; Dying Office Parks; Metro Ridership

07/22/15

Health Exchange Contractor to Pay Back $45 Million; Dying Office Parks; Metro Ridership

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

Posted at 08:06 AM | Permalink | Comments

County Council Passes New Laws Targeting Taxi, Towing Industries

07/21/15

County Council Passes New Laws Targeting Taxi, Towing Industries

Taxi laws would allow individual drivers more control, while towing bill restricts ‘predatory towing’

Posted at 02:47 PM | Permalink | Comments

Be Well: Setting an Example for Young Girls

07/21/15

Be Well: Setting an Example for Young Girls

The founder of the local Girls on the Run chapter has become an ultra-athlete.

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Local Cycling's Weekend Warriors

07/21/15

Local Cycling's Weekend Warriors

Meet the hardcore Bethesda-area bike riders who are all about speed

Posted at 01:49 PM | Permalink | Comments

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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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