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New Silver Spring Library Will Lend Out E-Readers, A First For MoCo

This weekend, Montgomery County opens its latest, most modern public libary, which will let patrons check out e-readers. Located in downtown Silver Spring, the library is also designed to be a transit hub.
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HBO Series 'Veep' Leaves Maryland In Its Dust

HBO's political satire program "Veep" is leaving Maryland after four years. The series scored larger tax credits from the state of California.
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Historical Society Seeks To Preserve Public's Images Of Baltimore Unrest

The Maryland Historical Society is unveiling its display of images of the unrest in Baltimore following the death and funeral of Freddie Gray, who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody.
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Could Public Money Transform The Way Politics Is Played In Montgomery County?

Many elected positions in diverse Montgomery County are held by white, male Democrats. Could public financing open the system to a new kind of candidate?

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Longer Hours For Montgomery County Food Trucks? Student Study Suggests It

Tasked with expanding the food truck business in Montgomery County, a Wheaton High School's Innovation Lab touched on a policy solution: let the trucks keep open later.

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Bill In Montgomery County Would Grant Mandatory Paid Sick Leave To Workers

The bill makes all employers who don't offer paid sick leave give one hour of it to employees for every 30 hours worked. At question is the extent of the burden on small businesses.
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Public Financing: Coming To A Montgomery County Election Near You

The next elections in Montgomery County aren't for a few years yet, but already would-be candidates can get insight into how to use the county's new public financing system for elections at a forum tonight.

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Gazette Papers In Montgomery, Prince George's Counties To Close This Month

Post Community Media announced plans to close some of its suburban weekly newspapers in Maryland and to sell others.

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E-Cigarettes Banned In Montgomery County Bars, Restaurants

As of Friday, electronic cigarettes can no longer be used in bars and restaurants in Montgomery County. It's the first such indoor ban on "vaping" in the D.C. region.
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Montgomery County Close To Approving Mandatory Paid Sick Leave For Workers

Mandatory paid sick leave legislation has failed in Congress, as well as in the Maryland General Assembly. But the Montgomery County Council is poised to go in the opposite direction.