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Blair principal wins Washington Post award

The Washington Post named Blair principal Renay Johnson a Distinguished Educational Leader for Montgomery County earlier this month.
Advocates march to support legalizing polyamory. Courtesy of Creative Commons

The monotony of monogamy

In the wake of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement in the U.S., legalizing polygamy actually seems like the obvious next step.
One of County Executive Ike Leggett's main objectives is to narrow the budget gap Courtesy of Flickr

County budget closes gaps, opens projects

While the overall county budget increase for 2016 is minimal at 1.1 percent, new projects coupled with a major effort to close the budget gap ensure sufficient growth. A slow economic recovery and reduced state assistance merit the proposed conservative budget as highly appropriate and beneficial for the coming fiscal year.

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award recommendations

As the year winds down, itís time to make a lot of decisions: which Black-Eyed Susan Book Award nominee youíll be voting for. Silver Chips Online has read, reviewed and ranked the books--so you donít have to.
Two medical staff members carry a patient. Courtesy of ABC News

Ebola dies down, total eradication still far

The unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus disease that began in late 2013 has been limited to only a few cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia, but has seen a recent spike in Guinea. The three West African countries were the most affected by the outbreak and are working to eliminate the last Ebola cases.

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Save the planet: Have fewer children

Overpopulation is a critical and under-discussed issue. To address it, humankind needs to undergo a cultural and biological shift. We need to stop having so many children.

The Madness behind NCAA's Morals


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A talk with Intel winner Michael Winer

This year, Blair Senior Michael Winer won first prize in the Innovation category at the Intel Talent Search Finals. He won $150,000 in prize money for his project about the interaction between phonons and electrons in a crystal.

Blazer baseball on long-term rain delay

Blair on lockdown following gas station robbery

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"The Lady" burns with pride

More than anything, Lumina Studio Theatre's production of Christopher Fry's "The Lady's Not for Burning" makes one think about time.

Come see "Fiddler on the Roof"!

"Bruised" leaves a mark

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Varsity baseball beats Clarksburg with dramatic, extra-inning walk off

Blair Baseball (5-2) defeated the Clarksburg Coyotes (3-3) Tuesday in a 4-3 nailbiter, scoring the walk-off run in the eighth inning. Blair relied on solid pitching to keep them in the game and clutch hits to pull ahead after falling behind early. Blair improved to a record of 5-2 for the season with Tuesday's win.

Whitman tramples over Blair

Girlsí lacrosse routs Einstein