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Council demands answers from Pepco brass

Montgomery County Council members hammered away at a team of Pepco executives who attended a hearing Monday on the utility's performance in the aftermath of the Jan. 26 snow storm that crippled the region's power supply.

Tags: Pepco , Montgomery County Council , Maryland Public Service Commission ,

Monday - 02/07/2011, 09:53pm EST

Montgomery Co. demands answers from Pepco brass

Montgomery County Council members called into question Pepco's performance during the Jan. 26 storm.

Tags: Pepco , Pepco Reliability Plan , Montgomery County Council , Maryland Public Service Commission ,

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 08:09am EST

Pepco fines for poor performance? Lawmakers say yes

Even those who have had their power restored might not be out of the woods yet; Maryland is trying to preempt new Pepco charges aimed at recouping from customers the money lost during last week's outages.

Tags: Pepco , power outage , Martin O'Malley , Roger Berliner , Paul D. Shinkman ,

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 10:00am EST

State orders MoCo to reconsider two charter school applications

Two applicants may get a second shot at bringing the first charter school to Montgomery County.

Tags: Montgomery County Board of Education , Maryland State Board of Education , Dana Tofig , Global Garden , Crossway Community ,

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 05:26pm EST

Are lawmakers' texts part of public record?

If elected officials are texting or emailing each other during hearings or while conducting a public meeting, should there messages part of the public record?

Tags: texting , email , Fairfax County Board of Education , Michael Faden , Maryland State House , Craig Rice ,

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:07pm EST

Prince George's Co. sees 14th homicide of 2011

As Prince George's County detectives investigate a new murder Wednesday morning -- the 14th in 2011 -- county leadership is reaching out to both the federal government and local citizens to help stay the killing streak.

Tags: Rushern Baker , Mark Magaw , Paul D. Shinkman , murder , homicide , Prince George's County Police , Prince George's County Executive , Parris Glendening

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:28am EST

How cold is too cold for recess?

Old-timers tell youngsters how they used to walk to school uphill, both ways, in blinding snow. Soon, they might add recess to their tales of less pampered days of yore.

Tags: recess , Montgomery County Public Schools , Fairfax County Public Schools , temperatures , winter , snow , snow closing , snow policy , school , Paul D. Shinkman

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 11:34am EST

Pr. George's Police focused on 'cycle of violence'

Prince George's Count Police have been making progress in 13 homicide cases, with arrests in four of them. Magaw is quick to point out one of the cases may not be criminal, describing it as a "justifiable homicide." Still, the surge in violence has the agency on the alert.

Tags: Rushern Baker , Mark Magaw , Angela Alsobrooks , FBI , DEA , ATF , homicide , Melvin High , Prince George's County Police ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 05:52pm EST

Two armed men rob Bethesda home

Two armed men robbed a Bethesda home Monday, asking the homeowner to find tape to be bound with before stealing various objects from the home.

Tags: Bethesda , Montgomery County Police , Paul Starks ,

Monday - 01/17/2011, 06:58pm EST

D.C. students flock to annual birdwatching trip

How do you get 150 kids and their parents to school on a freezing Saturday morning? Promise them an adventure in birdwatching.

Tags: Brent Elementary School , birds , birdwatching , Hains Point , National Arboretum , Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens ,

Monday - 01/10/2011, 04:36pm EST
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