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Maryland Couple Shows Rushing Into Marriage Not Always A Bad Idea

In March, Margaret Berry pledged her eternal devotion to Frank May, in an intimate wedding ceremony in Easton, Maryland. What set these nuptials apart? Margaret is 90, and Frank is 93.
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Startups' Need For Speed Nudges Montgomery County To Install New Wireless Network

Young companies at the Silver Spring Innovation Center will have access to UltraGig, a "wireless fiber" setup that offers high-speed Internet access.

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Snakehead Fish Found In Upper Potomac River For First Time

Invasive snakehead fish have been found for the first time above Great Falls in the Potomac River, prompting concerns about their impact on native species.
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Will Banning Spotters Curb Predatory Towing? Probably Not, Officials Say

Montgomery County lawmakers have officially banned the use of spotters by tow companies, but officials with the county's consumer protection office say they don't expect it to fix predatory towing.

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Pilot Program Makes Inmates Eligible For Education Grants

In hopes of reducing recidivism, the Obama administration is announcing a pilot program that will allow incarcerated students the ability to receive federal Pell grants for college courses.
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How To Fund A Transit Project: A Purple Line Explainer

Key decisions are coming that will determine whether the 16-mile Purple Line light rail project between Bethesda and New Carrollton is built next year. Not surprisingly, many of them revolve around money.
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'Big Stories' And Healing At Theater Workshop For Central American Youth

Bethesda's Imagination Stage is running a program aimed at young people who have fled violence in Central America — with the hope that they can vent their emotions after the extraordinary things they have seen on their journey.

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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen

Kojo sits down with Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen to talk about her first months on the job, how she's prioritizing public health needs, and how her personal story instructs her vision for health policy and progress in Baltimore.

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Demographic Change In Montgomery County Brings Cricket Boom

As immigrants make their way to the D.C area, they're not just changing the demographics of the local population — they're bringing the sports they hold dear and looking for new places to play.

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Montgomery County Approves Tax Credits For Low-Income Renters

Some 500 low-income renters in Montgomery County will soon get tax credits averaging $124 per year.

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