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Maryland Lawmakers Line Up Bills On Booze For Next Year

The groundwork is being laid already for a number of bills that will be put forward in Maryland next year, and half a dozen so far from the Montgomery County delegation touch on alcohol.

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Leventhal To Focus On Jobs As New Montgomery County Council President

"I want Montgomery County to be known as the county that works," said Leventhal, who was previously picked as council president in 2006.
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Leggett Calls For New Montgomery County Transit Authority

Democrat Isiah Leggett was sworn in to his third term is Montgomery County executive on Monday, and he outlined a new plan to tackle the county's transit challenges.

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Metro's Proposed Funding Increase Runs Up Against Local Budget Realities

Metro says it needs more money from its jurisdictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia or it may have to cut rail service, even during rush hour.
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Maryland Holds Inauguration Ceremonies For County Officials, Both New And Old

Inauguration ceremonies will be held all across Maryland today for county executive, council member, and commissioner positions.
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Forthcoming MoCo Legislation Targets Smoking, Alcohol, Pinball

The start of Maryland's General Assembly session is a little less than two months away, but state lawmakers are already crafting bills that propose certain alcohol and tobacco regulations. And pinball.
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MoCo Council Member Wants To Treat E-Cigarettes Like The Real Thing

Montgomery County councilwoman Nancy Floreen says e-cig users should not be allowed to smoke them in places where traditional cigarettes are already banned.
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Fines For Passing Montgomery County School Buses Could Double

Montgomery County officials want to double the fine for those caught illegally passing stopped school buses, but legislation might have a tough time passing at the state level.

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Drug Evidence Logs Are Focus Of Probe Into Allegations Against FBI Agent

Prosecutors in court today said they spent 12 hours looking at "chain of custody" logs from the FBI's Washington Field Office as they investigate whether FBI agent Matthew Lowry tampered with evidence.

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Holiday Cheer Means Extra Attention From Montgomery County Police

Roads known for alcohol-related crashes — and hot spots for underage drinking — will be under watchful eyes.

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