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Montgomery County (Virginia)

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  • Raising legislative pay [Editorial]

    Raising legislative pay  [Editorial]
    With public approval ratings for most political figures suffering these days — Congress is hovering around 9 percent, an all-time low — and unemployment still relatively high, it's probably not the best time for elected officials of any kind...
  • Natural gas bleeds into gubernatorial campaign

    Natural gas bleeds into gubernatorial campaign
    The controversy over exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay has become an issue in the race for Maryland's State House, at least among the Democratic candidates for governor. Saying the environmental costs are too high, Montgomery County...
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...
  • Md. says it will include more special ed students in national test

    Md. says it will include more special ed students in national test
    Acknowledging that scores on a national reading test may have been inflated, Maryland education officials changed course this week, saying they will work harder to reduce the number of special education students excluded from taking the test. State...
  • Gas pipeline project wins federal approval

    Gas pipeline project wins federal approval
    Columbia Gas Transmission said Monday that it expects to begin work on a 21-mile pipeline through Baltimore and Harford counties next year after winning federal approval for the $180 million project, which drew heated opposition from neighbors. The...
  • Gaithersburg man accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 men in last decade

    Gaithersburg man accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 men in last decade
    Montgomery County police have arrested a Gaithersburg man who they say has sexually assaulted at least 10 college-age men in the last decade. Joey Poindexter, 38, of Plum Creek Drive, was arrested Saturday, after a man came forward with an accusation of...
  • Another veteran squares off with VA for benefits

    Many veterans say getting the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant them the benefits they've earned is like pulling teeth. The VA actually pulled Anthony Basti's teeth. He wants it to finish the dental work he believes should have followed. He said...
  • Attorney general candidates make pitch to law students

    Attorney general candidates make pitch to law students
    The four announced candidates for attorney general got the opportunity to plead their cases to a tough audience Thursday evening -- law students at the University of Maryland's Carey Law School. With no Republicans running, few differences on issues...
  • Exercise classes let moms get back to fitness with babies by their sides

    Exercise classes let moms get back to fitness with babies by their sides
    The other women in class curled dumbbells as they lunged. But Lindsay Macaleer put down her weights and instead gently rocked her double stroller to soothe her 2-year-old and 10-week-old sons. "I just want them to be quiet, so I'm modifying my workout,"...
  • Governor candidates weigh in on environment

    Five of the six major announced candidates for governor in 2014 -- along with the running mate of the sixth -- told a group of environmentalists in Annapolis Tuesday that they are devoted to preserving the Chesapeake Bay but split on strategies for paying...
  • Door still open for Ruppersberger to run for governor

    Door still open for Ruppersberger to run for governor
    How much damage could that teen party in a Delaware beach house do to Doug Gansler's campaign for governor of Maryland? Hard to tell. I've heard three reactions: •Righteous indignation: Gansler is the attorney general. He publicly opposed but...