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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • Democratic governor hopefuls debate with front-runner absent

    Democratic governor hopefuls debate with front-runner absent
    With the front-runner in the race conspicuously absent, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Douglas F. Gansler and Heather R. Mizeur disagreed — politely — during a debate Tuesday night, with Gansler saving the brunt of his criticism for the...
  • State, county officials break ground on Route 29 widening in Howard

    State, county officials break ground on Route 29 widening in Howard
    As cars whizzed by, state and county officials gathered on Old Columbia Road Thursday morning to break ground on a project to widen three miles of northbound Route 29 between Route 32 and Route 175 from two to three lanes. The $32.7 million project is...
  • State won't tap federal grants for new exchange

    State won't tap federal grants for new exchange
    Maryland will not need to ask the federal government for additional grant money to build a new health exchange that will replace the faulty one the state was forced to scrap. Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein, also chair of the board that oversees...
  • Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland

    Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland
    Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina. Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list. After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
  • Marylanders will be able to text 911 within months, officials say

    Marylanders will be able to text 911 within months, officials say
    When you call 911, you want to speak with a dispatcher as soon as possible. But what if, at that moment or in general, you aren't able to speak at all? This past week marked a deadline for phone carriers to be able provide text-to-911 service in areas...
  • New generation of federal judges seated

    New generation of federal judges seated
    With the swearing-in last week of U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, more than half the federal district judges sitting in Maryland now are appointees of President Barack Obama, marking a generational shift that reflects the state's evolving legal...
  • Really looking forward to the next TV debate

    Really looking forward to the next TV debate
    In answer to reporters' questions about why he skipped last Tuesday's gubernatorial debate on WBFF-TV — or if he was bothered that the television station had presented him as an empty podium — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown grinned and said the...
  • Obama taking a cue from Maryland on climate

    Obama taking a cue from Maryland on climate
    When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states....
  • Attorney general candidates to debate tonight

    Attorney general candidates to debate tonight
    Maryland's three Democratic candidates for attorney general are likely to debate how to enforce environmental laws, fight high-tech crime and crack down on home foreclosures at their first debate Monday night in a race that will likely determine who...
  • Opponents criticize Cardin over missed votes

    Opponents criticize Cardin over missed votes
    The two opponents of Del. Jon S. Cardin in his race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general chastised him during a debate Monday night for skipping almost 75 percent of his committee votes this year. State Sen. Brian E. Frosh of Montgomery...
  • Gansler, Mizeur call for faster rise in minimum wage

    Gansler, Mizeur call for faster rise in minimum wage
    Two of the three Democratic candidates for governor told community development advocates Monday that they would reopen the debate over the just-passed boost in Maryland's minimum wage to accelerate the increase. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and...
  • Looking Out: Gay Eagle Scout from Md. petitions Amazon to halt donations to Boy Scouts

    Looking Out: Gay Eagle Scout from Md. petitions Amazon to halt donations to Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, of Maryland, became one of the first out Eagle Scouts in the history of the Boy Scouts of America earlier this year, after the organization lifted its ban on gay scouts. On Wednesday, the Chevy Chase resident challenged the Boy...