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Montgomery County (Virginia)

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Top Montgomery County (Virginia) Articles

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  • Blue Maryland gets more liberal [Editorial]

    Blue Maryland gets more liberal  [Editorial]
    Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one. The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
  • Fracking protest kicks off Assembly

    Fracking protest kicks off Assembly
    Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called. Waving signs and chanting...
  • Baltimore County teacher is finalist for national Teacher of the Year

    Baltimore County teacher is finalist for national Teacher of the Year
    Sean McComb was sitting Wednesday morning on one of the worn wooden benches at Baltimore's Penn Station reading a book on how to improve teaching when his phone began to buzz wildly with text messages and email notifications. The word was out: McComb had...
  • Bag tax economics [Editorial]

    Bag tax economics  [Editorial]
    When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their...
  • O'Malley kicks off 'Better Choices' tour

    O'Malley kicks off 'Better Choices' tour
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday kicked off an autumn-long series of appearances intended to highlight his record over the past seven years and to set the stage for the final year of his administration. O'Malley has scheduled five "policy forums"...
  • Eastern Shore professors to get bulletproof whiteboards

    Eastern Shore professors to get bulletproof whiteboards
    Calling "campus violence a reality" to prepare for, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced plans Thursday to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking white board that can stop bullets. The high-tech tablet...
  • Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria

    Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- The only Republican member of Maryland's congressional delegation -- and the only veteran -- said Tuesday he currently does not support U.S. military intervention in Syria. "The decision to engage militarily is one of the most serious a...
  • Loss of steering in police cars triggers Ford Crown Victoria recall

    Loss of steering in police cars triggers Ford Crown Victoria recall
    A mysterious case of police officers losing control of their squad cars has been solved, leading to the recall of 355,000 Ford Crown Victorias -- including the Police Interceptor version -- Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars. The National...
  • Tom Corbett and Allyson Schwartz clash reveals governor's desperation as he attacks gas tax idea

    It became apparent this past week where Gov. Tom Corbett will aim his biggest political cannons in what has become his desperate bid to get re-elected. The main salvos target U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat from Montgomery County who is seen as...
  • 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...
  • Gansler says breaking up teen party was not his job

    Gansler says breaking up teen party was not his job
    When Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler arrived at a house party of teenagers in June, he pushed through the crowd, past youngsters dancing on a table and a smattering of red plastic cups. One of the revelers snapped a photo. As the night wore...