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Budget cuts could mean fewer ambulances, job cuts

Montgomery County has to slice $14 million from its budget.

Tags: ike leggett , ambulance fees , budget cuts ,

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 11:32pm EDT

GOP candidates discuss plans for Montgomery Co.

Three Republicans running for office in Montgomery County say they have a real shot, even though the county is heavily-Democratic.

Tags: politics program , Mark Plotkin , Jerry Cave , Maryland State Senate , Brian Frosh , InterCounty Connector , Purple Line , Capital Crescent Trail , Montgomery County Council , Rob Vricella , Roger Berliner , Robin Ficker ,

Friday - 10/01/2010, 08:39pm EDT

Montgomery County council examining layoff possibilities

It's early in the budget process, but Montgomery County already sees a $143 million budget gap. And the county's Director of Budget and Management Joseph Beach tells WTOP layoffs are likely.

Tags: Montgomery County Council , Joseph Beach , ike leggett , Nancy Floreen , Montgomery County Public Schools , Maintenance of Effort , Marc Elrich , Maryland Department Of Education ,

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 07:51pm EDT

Will Montgomery County replace Weast with Rhee?

After more than a decade as Montgomery County School Superintendent, Dr. Jerry Weast will be leaving his position at the end of the school year. The resignation has prompted the Montgomery County School Board to begin the search for a new school chief.

Tags: Montgomery County Board of Education , Montgomery County Public Schools , Montgomery County Council , Jerry Weast , Michelle Rhee , Chris Barclay , Maintenance of Effort ,

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 06:52pm EDT

Bike death prompts change to Md. driver laws

The death of a Prince George's County cyclist on Tuesday has brought greater awareness to laws that have allowed drivers who inadvertantly kill pedestrians to walk away with only minor penalties.

Tags: Natasha Pettigrew , Glen Ivey , John Townsend , Shane Farthing , Washington Area Bicyclists Association , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 01:19pm EDT

Study: Cyber bullying leading cause of depression

Adolescents involved in school bullying suffer from some level of depression, according to a new National Institutes of Health study, but the most at-risk group are the victims of cyber bullying.

Tags: bullying , National Institutes of Health , Jing Wang , Tonja Nansel , Ronald Iannotti , cyber bullying , Paul D. Shinkman

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 01:56pm EDT

D.C. rolls out largest bike share program in U.S.

The Captial BikeShare program got off to a rolling start in D.C. Monday. Under the program, which is the nation's largest, members pay a fee, then use bikes parked at bike stations throughout the region. A bike can be picked up at any station at any time of day and left at any destination.

Tags: Capital Bikeshare , Arlington , Adrian Fenty , Jay Fisette , Polly Trottenberg , U.S. Department of Transportation , bicyclist , Washington Area Bicyclist Association , Gabe Klein , District Department of Transportation , Sprawl & Crawl

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:21pm EDT

Discovery shooting: Chief, SWAT veteran talk about response

WTOP's Kate Ryan talks with Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger and Assistant Police Chief Drew Tracy, a SWAT team veteran, about the hostage situation that ended with the death of James Lee.

Tags: Discovery , Discovery Communications , James Lee , Tom Manger , Drew Tracy , Montgomery County Police ,

Friday - 09/10/2010, 08:00am EDT

Prince George's prepares for Pepco pow-wow

Residents wishing to speak at the Thursday night hearing need to sign in by 5:30 p.m. and bring a photo ID. The hearing will be held at the Hallam Theatre at Prince George's Community College in Largo.

Tags: Pepco , Pepco Reliability Plan , Maryland Public Service Commission , Rockville , Largo , Bryan Moorhouse ,

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 08:31pm EDT
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