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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • Search for the next Anne Arundel superintendent down to final three

    Search for the next Anne Arundel superintendent down to final three
    The search for the next superintendent of Anne Arundel County's public schools has been an exercise filled with numbers. It's been nine months since Kevin Maxwell left the job for a similar post in Prince George's County, and one month since interim...
  • Open schools to home schoolers [Letter]

    I was impressed by the cogent commentary provided by Matthew Coile ("Homeschooling away from home," April 15). One way of learning does not work for everybody. School choice gives parents the freedom to select the environment that they believe helps...
  • Undecided voters dominate in new gubernatorial poll

    Undecided voters dominate in new gubernatorial poll
    “Undecided” continues to hold a commanding lead in both the Democratic and Republican primary races for governor, according to a new poll released Wednesday by St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The poll, an inaugural venture by the...
  • Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

    Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
  • Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting

    Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting
    Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection. Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen...
  • Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]

    Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]
    A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS." The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
  • Three die in Columbia mall shooting

    Three die in Columbia mall shooting
    Gunfire pierced the Saturday morning bustle at The Mall in Columbia, a gathering place for many in the planned suburban community, sending shoppers racing for cover as two store employees were fatally shot by a man who police said then killed himself....
  • Student diagnosed with TB in Montgomery County

    Student diagnosed with TB in Montgomery County
    A student at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County has active tuberculosis and parents were told Feb. 6 in a letter that some other staff and students will be tested for the disease, though the risk of transmission is small. The letter from...
  • National marijuana group backs Mizeur campaign

    National marijuana group backs Mizeur campaign
    A national coalition pushing to legalize marijuana endorsed Del. Heather Mizeur in the race for governor on Friday. The political action committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said in a statement Mizeur would "provide...
  • Law enforcement rallies against marijuana bills

    Prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs gathered Tuesday in Annapolis to push back against the growing movement to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana or to legalize recreational use of the drug altogether. At a news conference and...
  • Frick drops out of attorney general's race

    Frick drops out of attorney general's race
    The four-way race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general became a three-person contest Tuesday night as Del. C. William Frick dropped his faltering campaign. Frick, 39, withdrew his candidacy Tuesday night -- about an hour before the 9 p.m....
  • Few competitors in 2014 for Laurel's incumbent county and state politicians

    Few competitors in 2014 for Laurel's incumbent county and state politicians
    Laurel's state- and county-level elected officials — with few challengers and, in some cases, no challengers — won't face many obstacles on the path to re-election this year. Now that the Feb. 25 candidate filing deadline has passed, 2014's...