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Montgomery County officials aim to improve housing conditions

On Sept. 7, during a public event at Pooks Hill Tower and Court apartments in Bethesda, Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett announced a program that aims to educate lower-income tenants of their rights as renters.

How a single inch of snow can shut down the county's schools

While it might be easy for schools to reopen quickly in the northernmost tundra of Minnesota or Wisconsin, the DC metropolitan area has good reason to wait out the storm.

Montgomery County Styrofoam Ban in Effect

The Montgomery County Council ban on expanded polystyrene food service ware (Styrofoam) and loose fill packaging (packing peanuts) went into effect on Jan. 1.

New report shows alienation among black youth in Montgomery County

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region released a report examining the causes of disconnection from school and work among Montgomery County black youths in order to recommend a more comprehensive strategy for narrowing the achievement gap

The contradiction that is mandatory volunteer work

Volunteer work implies a service that is done through the goodness of one's heart in order to give back to the community but mandatory turns it into something that must be done--or else.

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.

Thor: The Dark World But a Bright Future

Marvel's stranglehold on the superhero movie business is still well in place and their grip tightens with Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World". This latest installment in the story of Marvel Comics' Norse hero is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" and the eighth installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has put out a slew of movies over the last few years that depict the caped crusaders of their comic book universe and "The Dark World" is one of their stronger releases.

NewsChips: Montgomery County resourcefully plans for health care reform

The MHBE’s new Maryland Health Connection program offers individuals, families and small businesses the opportunity to purchase new health insurance programs, compare eligibility for Medicaid and federal assistance as well as obtain tax subsidies to lower costs.

Montgomery County should do more for the homeless

The donations will go to "grassroots efforts" to help those in need. A charitable idea, yet one that is ultimately about driving homeless from the area and is evidence of growing disdain for the homeless in Montgomery County.

Blazers reflect on the D.C. Sniper attacks with the premiere of "Blue Caprice"

Many of our students attended elementary schools in this area, where just seven miles away from Blair, the first shot of the D.C. sniper attacks was fired.
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