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PETA Loses Suit To Halt County’s Bowhunting Deer Kill

08/26/16

PETA Loses Suit To Halt County’s Bowhunting Deer Kill

Appeal possible as judge rules crossbows don’t violate state cruelty code

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Ruthann Aron Drops Legal Attempt to Clear Name

08/26/16

Ruthann Aron Drops Legal Attempt to Clear Name

The former Montgomery County politician gave up effort to have no contest plea overturned in notorious contract-killing case

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Police Blotter: Two Robberies Reported in Potomac

08/26/16

Police Blotter: Two Robberies Reported in Potomac

The following incidents were reported to Montgomery County or Rockville police Aug. 8 to 16

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Chevy Chase Land Company Donates to Park

08/26/16

Chevy Chase Land Company Donates to Park

$50,000 funds play area at Western Grove Urban Park

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County Police Searching for Man Suspected in Bethesda Car Break-Ins

08/26/16

County Police Searching for Man Suspected in Bethesda Car Break-Ins

Investigators believe Dwayne Keymist later used stolen credit cards in Gaithersburg and Prince George’s County

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Small Bites: Bethesda Chocolates Plans to Open Soon

08/26/16

Small Bites: Bethesda Chocolates Plans to Open Soon

Plus: Bar crawl to benefit local bartender on Saturday; Woodside Deli honored

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Quiz: “Coxey’s Army” Encamped in Gaithersburg in 1894. Why Were the Men Marching?

08/26/16

Quiz: “Coxey’s Army” Encamped in Gaithersburg in 1894. Why Were the Men Marching?

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08/26/16

Answer

“Coxey’s Army” encamped in Gaithersburg in 1894. Why were the men marching?   ANSWER: B: More jobs In 1894, the 500-man-strong “Coxey's Army,” named for its leader, Ohio businessman Jacob Coxey, encamped at Gaithersburg en route to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Coxey and his followers looked to the government to create jobs building roads, bridges, dams and other public works improvements following the Panic of 1893, the worst depression in the U.S. up to that time. Hundreds of thousands of people lost jobs and unemployment reached 18.4 percent. Coxey’s efforts failed to move Congress to action, but the march was the first significant protest march on Washington.  

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Latest on Pike District’s Branding Efforts; County Proposes Plan to Disburse Donations for Silver Spring Fire Victims

08/26/16

Latest on Pike District’s Branding Efforts; County Proposes Plan to Disburse Donations for Silver Spring Fire Victims

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning

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Ruthann Aron to Represent Herself at Friday Hearing after Attorney Leaves Case

08/25/16

Ruthann Aron to Represent Herself at Friday Hearing after Attorney Leaves Case

Former Senate candidate who served jail time for trying to have her husband and an attorney killed is attempting to have her no contest plea overturned

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“Minivan Diaries” will chronicle the adventures and misadventures of raising a family in the Bethesda area, as well as provide hot parenting tips such as how to survive your child’s birthday party and how to transcend summer carpool planning.

Maura Mahoney is a writer and editor who lives in Chevy Chase with her husband, three kids, and a mountain of laundry. Maura has worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years, including stints at Reader’s Digest, Mother Jones, and CQ Weekly Report. She has been writing for the past two years on parenting topics for ExaminerDC and Chevy Chase Patch.

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