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Metro Called On To Fix 'Unsafe' Platform Conditions At Shady Grove

Elected officials in Montgomery County are calling on Metro to address safety concerns at the Shady Grove station where they say platform crowding is creating issues for riders.
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Why The Clara Barton National Historic Site Was 60 Years In The Making

It’s been 40 years since the Clara Barton National Historic Site was established in Glen Echo, Maryland, honoring the founder of the American Red Cross. But plans for a memorial began more than 100 years ago. What caused the delay?

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With Food And Friendship, Sikh Group Reaches Out To Montgomery Co. Educators

After a man who may have mistook Sikhs for Muslims attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012, students in Montgomery County, Maryland, started a group to educate their peers and teachers about their religion. Sikh Kid-to-Kid aims to prevent bullying and acts of violence in Montgomery County schools.

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How A Condo Development Saved The Weird, Wonderful National Park Seminary

The names of Greek gods adorn the units in a Silver Spring condo building, built to resemble a Greek Gymnasium. Nearby properties painstakingly recreate a Japanese pagoda, a Dutch windmill and a Spanish mission. And all of them tell a historic-conservation success story that began in the late 1800s.

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Meet This Maryland Woman Who Makes A Living By Whispering

In the YouTube videos of "Gentle Whispering Maria," Maria talks softly while doing everyday activities, from running her fingers over a hairbrush to opening an envelope. With millions of views and hundreds of thousands of followers, this Baltimore woman was able to quit her day job.

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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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Rising Enrollment In Northern Virginia Schools Outpaces Neighboring Districts

Student enrollment is on the rise across the D.C. region, but not uniformly so — putting more stress on school districts in places like Loudoun County.

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Stiff Competition Emerges In Montgomery County Over Medical Marijuana Licenses

As Maryland ramps up its medical marijuana program, applicants in parts of Takoma Park and Rockville are fighting a stiff battle to get a handful of licenses.
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How Paul Reed Smith Built a Guitar Empire on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Famed guitar maker Paul Reed Smith is celebrating his 30th anniversary of building instruments on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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A Seventh-Generation Maryland Farmer Embraces Her Roots

For 27-year-old Nora Crist, farming is in her blood: her family has been working the land in Howard County, Maryland, for hundreds of years.

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