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Montgomery County

The Wealth Gap Is an Opportunity Gap

Valerie Ervin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
Valerie Ervin

We have to do more than tread water. The sense of urgency is great. A new wave of civic engagement in communities of color is necessary to move this agenda forward. It is the only way that opportunity for all will be attainable.

Corporate Welfare in Maryland

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

Lockheed Martin would seem to be an unlikely recipient of a lavish government handout, at least on the basis of need. Indeed, it is one of the world's largest business enterprises, with sales that reached $47 billion in 2012.

The War on Poverty Is a War on Silence: Local Communities Must Raise Their Voices to SNAP the Silence

Valerie Ervin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Valerie Ervin

While living on a SNAP budget for just a week will not come close to the struggles encountered by low-income working families, it will provide a new perspective and greater understanding for those who take part.

David Lohr

Woman Hoarded Animals, Held 72-Year-Old Ex-Boyfriend Hostage, Police Say | David Lohr | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

Police in Pennsylvania say they have arrested an animal hoarder who was holding a senior citizen captive inside her home. Mary Lou Petrucci, 55, of...

Serving Together

Jessica McNurlen | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Jessica McNurlen

My husband, a Marine, has been deployed four times. Each deployment has come with its own rewards and difficulties, but one constant has been the challenge of where to turn for resources for myself or to help a friend.

Historical Black Churches Celebrated With New Tourism Guide

Posted 10.21.2012 | Black Voices

The church has long been a fundamental pillar in the black community, and one organization is making an effort to preserve the rich history of an inst...

Rogue Employee Allegedly Soaks Comcast For $2.4 Million In Illegal Cable Hookups

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money

If the charges against Alston Buchanan are true, he's helped keep a lot of Philadelphia residents on the couch. Buchanan, 28, was one of five men r...

Tanker Spills 5,000 Gallons Of Milk

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.15.2012 | DC

A tanker did not spill 50,000 gallons of milk onto a Maryland roadway on Friday afternoon, as was originally reported by one media outlet. It was o...

Councilman Proposes Schools Close For Muslim Holidays

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion

Montgomery County councilman, George Levanthal, asked local schools to shut down for two Muslim holidays: Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. "The schools...

Joy Resmovits

Exclusionary Housing Leads To Educational 'Segregation' -- Report | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.19.2012 | Education

Tanya McDowell, a Connecticut mother, made headlines last year when she was accused of stealing -- specifically, of stealing an education for her son....

Train Hits Obstruction Placed Intentionally On Tracks

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials in Maryland believe that the tire that got stuck underneath a commuter train's locomotive on Wednesday was placed on the track...

Arin Greenwood

PHOTOS: A Deadly Virus Is Killing Maryland's Turtles, Salamanders And Tadpoles | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- What can you do to help stop a ravaging virus from spreading farther in Maryland's turtle population? As the Washington Post reporte...

Thousands Of D.C. Students Suspended Before They Can Spell

The Washington Post | Donna St. George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Education

Thousands of elementary students were suspended from public schools last year in Washington and its suburbs, some of them so young that they were lear...

Rachel Tepper

Bikeshare Officials Explore Corporate Sponsorship Options | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Capital Bikeshare is now moving forward with making the corporate sponsorship plan that was being considered in the fall a reality. T...

PHOTOS: Texas Mom Killed On Birthday While Trying To Help Motorist In Trouble

Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact

Good Samaritan Killed on her Birthday: While driving home from celebrating her 45th birthday Monday, Tammy Rhoades stopped for a mot...

Maryland's Largest County Institutes Retail Bag Tax

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Residents in Maryland's most populated county are getting used to a new 5-cent bag fee meant to curb pollution, encourage the use of reu...

The Army of the Sane Makes a Stand

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

For the last two-plus years we have been subjected to the steady drumbeat of the insanity generated by the Tea Party. Those who weren't yelling like ...

Praying for Zoning Reality in Olney

Art Brodsky | Posted 12.30.2011 | DC
Art Brodsky

Emory Church Road is the very definition of a rustic road. So of course Montgomery County wants to allow a 50,000 square-foot structure with a parking lot big enough for 200 cars right in the middle of the picture.

Apple Store Employee Heard 'Oh God, Please Help Me'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two Apple store employees testified in a Montgomery County courtroom on Friday afternoon that they heard a violent commotion unfolding n...

Police Believe They Found Missing Maryland Boy's Body In Woods

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A police search team on Tuesday discovered the body of a boy they believe to be 11-year-old William McQuain, whose mother was found murd...

Suspect Arrested In Death Of Germantown Woman; Child Still Missing

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

GERMANTOWN, Md. -- Montgomery County police say a suspect is in custody in the death of a woman and the disappearance of her 11-year-old son. There...

Warner: Region Needs New Potomac River Bridge

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) thinks the D.C. region needs additional bridges crossing the Potomac River, an issue that's often the thir...

Rachel Tepper

Capital Bikeshare's Future: Corporate Sponsorship? | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Just as the city's pioneering bike-sharing program marked its one-year anniversary on Tuesday by recording its one-millionth trip, Capit...

Maryland Gas-Tax Hike: Prospects Dim After 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If Maryland lawmakers don't approve a gas-tax hike next year, there's little chance anything will be done politically on the issue until...

Will Silver Spring's Fillmore Undermine D.C.'s Music Scene?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Following its debut last week, the Fillmore music hall in Silver Spring has raised questions about whether the Live Nation-run venue wil...