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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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Top Montgomery County (Maryland) Articles

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  • Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race

    Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race
    Go ahead and try pinning down Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett about whom he'll endorse in the Democratic primary for governor. Leggett may smile politely, but he will be wincing on the inside. You might as well ask him which of his...
  • Mizeur to propose increase in need-based college aid

    Mizeur to propose increase in need-based college aid
    Citing a report that Marylanders are carrying the highest level of student debt in the country, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur will propose a plan Monday to make college more affordable and increase need-based financial aid....
  • Swim coach arrested on sex offense charges has ties to Laurel, police say

    Swim coach arrested on sex offense charges has ties to Laurel, police say
    A swim coach arrested on charges of child abuse and sex offenses in Montgomery County also has ties to Laurel, police said today.  The founder of the Maryland Suburban Swim Club, Christopher Thomas Huott, 53, was charged by Montgomery County police on...
  • Superintendent wants to keep local control over schools

    In her first meeting with Harford's business community since being permanently appointed chief of schools, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan said she supports localized control of the education system in the county. Canavan...
  • Montgomery County healthiest, Baltimore City unhealthiest

    Montgomery County healthiest, Baltimore City unhealthiest
    Residents of Montgomery County are the healthiest in the state, knocking Howard County out of the top spot, according to an annual report of health rankings released Wednesday. Baltimore City was the unhealthiest, although it has seen improvements in...
  • Senate approves 10-fold hike in hazing fines

    Senate approves 10-fold hike in hazing fines
    The Maryland Senate unanimously approved a ten-fold increase in the criminal fines that could be levied for hazing rituals at college campuses. The measure would raise the fine for the offense from $500 to $5,000. Under the bill, hazing would remain a...
  • 3 GOP hopefuls meet in cordial debate

    3 GOP hopefuls meet in cordial debate
    Three of the four Republican candidates for governor met in a cordial debate here Wednesday, agreeing on a need to cut taxes in Maryland, limit government growth and scrap major transit projects. Harford County Executive David R. Craig, former Ehrlich...
  • House approves $38.7 billion state budget

    House approves $38.7 billion state budget
    The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $38.7 billion budget that trims the governor's plan but still provides raises to state workers and levies no new taxes. The House bill, scheduled for a final vote Thursday, would increase...
  • Maryland House zings 'House of Cards' over tax break threat

    Maryland House zings 'House of Cards' over tax break threat
    Responding to a threat that the "House of Cards" television series may leave Maryland if it doesn't get more tax credits, the House of Delegates adopted budget language Thursday requiring the state to seize the production company's property if it stops...
  • Suburban counties gain population, Baltimore loses

    Suburban counties gain population, Baltimore loses
    Population is growing in the Central Maryland's suburban counties, though Baltimore City is losing residents, according a state review of U.S. Census data. The Maryland Department of Planning said Thursday that between July 2012 and July 2013,...
  • Bail hearing bill would be costly mistake [Letter]

    Bail hearing bill would be costly mistake [Letter]
    If you're going to form an opinion on a subject such as public defenders and bail reform, you should have knowledge of that subject and a clear understanding of all of the facts. Obviously, The Sun's editorial supporting Senate Bill 973 ("Getting out of...
  • More craft beer brews are on tap for Maryland

    More craft beer brews are on tap for Maryland
    Maryland's craft beer business is growing rapidly — at a rate of 35 percent a year — as consumers increasingly seek out independent brewers' new-style yet traditionally made beers. "There is just an amazing level of interest in craft beer,...