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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.
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After Freddie Gray's Death, Unlikely Partnerships Emerge In Baltimore

In Baltimore, unlikely allies are teaming up in an effort to try to address disparities in the criminal justice system and problems in some of Baltimore's neighborhoods.
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With Elder Abuse On The Rise In Montgomery County, Police Urge Awareness

The longer cases go unreported, the tougher it is to help, say officials in the Maryland county, where the elderly are the fastest-growing demographic.
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Silver Spring Transit Center Almost Ready — Again

In what must have sounded like a familiar remark to local taxpayers, the county official overseeing the project said the future rail-and-bus hub finally is fixed.

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'De-Escalation' Training Touted By Montgomery County Police Chief

The training, in place for about six years in the Maryland county, is "just as much what to do ... as what not to do," Chief Thomas Manger says.

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Montgomery County Police Begin Body-Camera Pilot Program

Body cameras will soon be on a small number of police officers in Montgomery County.
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Numbers Show Racial Disparities Between Maryland Population, Police Forces

In the wake of the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray in the custody of police, legislators are looking at the racial makeup of the state's police forces with renewed scrutiny.

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Graduation Gowns Are Ditching The Gender Binary At Some Maryland Schools

In Montgomery County, Maryland, several high schools are changing the colors of their graduation gowns as part of the shifting cultural norms around gender identity.

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