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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home

    On primary day, most Maryland voters just stayed home
    As votes were being counted Tuesday night, politicians and poll workers estimated that the turnout for the primary was among the lowest in recent history — leading some to call for the voting to be moved back to the fall in future years. Despite...
  • Baltimore's fading clout [Editorial]

    Baltimore's fading clout  [Editorial]
    Twelve years ago, when the General Assembly was debating the enactment of the Thornton school funding formula that has done so much to support the advances of Baltimore's schools in recent years, the city's delegation in Annapolis included 10 senators and...
  • Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

    Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments
    Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring. Police, sheriff's departments and other similar agencies...
  • Brown takes 20 of 24 jurisdictions on road to landslide

    Brown takes 20 of 24 jurisdictions on road to landslide
    Anthony G. Brown claimed victories in 20 of Maryland's 24 jurisdictions in the Democratic primary, but rivals Douglas F. Gansler and Heather R. Mizeur can each point to some small consolations. Gansler outpaced Brown in Carroll, Cecil and Queen Anne's...
  • Looking Out: 89 percent of Equality Maryland's endorsed candidates win primaries

    Looking Out: 89 percent of Equality Maryland's endorsed candidates win primaries
    The results of primary elections in Maryland on Tuesday bode well for LGBT rights -- at least according to Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization. Of 93 candidates endorsed by the group in...
  • Howard teachers, school system heading to impasse

    Howard teachers, school system heading to impasse
    After contract negotiations dragged into the summer last year, the Howard County Education Association and Board of Education agreed that negotiations should begin two months earlier this year to prevent another drawn-out process. That hasn't exactly...
  • Gansler absent as Brown praises Dem rivals at unity conference

    Gansler absent as Brown praises Dem rivals at unity conference
    Democrat Anthony G. Brown took the stage at a Democratic unity event Thursday night and planted a kiss squarely on his former political rival, Del. Heather Mizeur. It was, after all, a “kiss and make up” party to mend the wounds from the...
  • In Howard, school officials and union take contract impasse to summer

    In Howard, school officials and union take contract impasse to summer
    Howard County's public schools are considered among the best in the country and its teacher salaries are near the top in Maryland, but such attributes haven't kept the system and its teachers' union from butting heads in a continuing contract dispute....
  • Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children

    Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration...
  • Teachers want same treatment as other county workers [Letter]

    As a proud employee of HCPSS and a member of HCEA, it is disheartening to read the continuing misrepresentation of the proposed contract proposals in the media. We have not received pay increases since the financial crisis began in 2008; that was our...
  • Teachers union appears greedy and manipulative [Letter]

    As a former teacher and as a teacher educator who has observed classrooms in almost every school system in Maryland, I feel I'm qualified to make the following comments, even though negativity towards Howard County Public School System and its teachers is...
  • Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety

    Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety
    The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided...