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Silver Spring (Montgomery, Maryland)

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  • State biotech firms hope Congress will act

    State biotech firms hope Congress will act
    A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotech firms — including many based in Maryland — hoping that Congress will deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year. Lawmakers are proposing a 6...
  • Court upholds cell phone monitoring across state lines

    Maryland's highest court has upheld a law allowing police to listen in on cell phone calls that suspects make outside the state, a tool that authorities say is key to fighting the drug trade. The 5-2 Court of Appeals ruling is a victory for law...
  • 'Lost' ballot in Montgomery County suggests an effort to suppress the vote

    As an octogenarian, I hoped to avoid the problem of getting to the polls on Election Day by requesting an absentee ballot. But guess what? I spent hours in the effort but all to no avail. My recent attempt to obtain an absentee ballot for the general...
  • Gambling referendum results spur hiring plan

    Gambling referendum results spur hiring plan
    A day after voters approved an expansion of gambling in Maryland, the state's largest casino said it would hire 1,200 new employees for table games – even as the ballot question's leading opponent suggested that it will turn to the courts. David...
  • Promising dancer bows out of Washington Ballet to study at Towson

    Promising dancer bows out of Washington Ballet to study at Towson
    Rebecca Houseknecht was destined to be a star. Everyone said so: her ballet teachers, the judges at international competitions, the director who chose the Odenton teen from among hundreds of aspiring ballerinas to feature in "First Position," a...
  • Federal security contractor to lay off 93 in Maryland

    A Florida-based federal security contractor warned that it would lay off nearly 100 people at two government facilities in Maryland by the end of September as a result of Army contracts that are not being renewed. G4S Government Solutions Inc., which...
  • Catonsville High earns $8,000 through Giant A+ program

    Catonsville High earns $8,000 through Giant Food program Catonsville High School was among the top 13 schools in Maryland that earned the most money through Giant Food's 2011-2012 A+ School Rewards Program, according to a release from Giant. Catonsville...
  • Shoppers take advantage of Maryland's tax-free holiday

    Shoppers in Maryland showed up at area malls and other retail outlets in large numbers Sunday, the first day of the state's Tax Free Week. The holiday from state sales tax for most clothing and footwear priced under $100 was an incentive to spend and...
  • Wine on the way? Two men look to open wineries in Howard County

    The Howard County winery tour of the future could conceivably start at Riggs Meadow Drive, then continue south on Route 97, heading down the two-lane road that turns from suburban to rural as you approach Jennings Chapel Road, where you could stop for...
  • 7 arrested at Starscape Festival on drug charges

    7 arrested at Starscape Festival on drug charges
    At least seven people were arrested at the annual Starscape Festival at Fort Armistead Park last week on drug charges, Anne Arundel police announced Thursday. The June 9-10 event, in Baltimore near the Arundel line, consisted of an outdoor music festival...
  • Deportation reprieve for illegal immigrants starts Wednesday

    Deportation reprieve for illegal immigrants starts Wednesday
    When Sarita Santillan moved from Peru to Maryland with her family in 2003, she was just 11 years old — and had little clue how hard it would be to stay here. This week, Santillan, 20, an illegal immigrant who lives in Greektown, will be among...
  • More than 300,000 still without power after deadly storm

    More than 300,000 still without power after deadly storm
    A deadly storm, fueled by extreme heat and humidity, left Maryland in a state of emergency that continued Sunday, with hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power, with some residents expected to remain in the dark over the next week. The...