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By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 9/19/2013, 9:15am  ET

Downtown Bethesda

Carderock Springs Residents Angry About Cell Tower — State Highway and Natural Resources officials presented plans for a 180-foot emergency communications and cell tower near Carderock Springs Elementary School. Residents at the Tuesday meeting complained that the tower could emit electromagnetic radiation or electromagnetic fields too close to elementary school students. The state officials said there has been no proof of people being harmed by radiation from cell towers. The residents were still angry. [The Gazette]

As We Go Transit-Oriented, How Should We Treat Single Family Neighborhoods? — The Montgomery County Planning Department is hosting a talk from George Washington professor Richard Longstreth on how to treat post-World War II era single family housing in the age of transit-oriented development. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Planning headquarters (8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring). Attendees are asked to arrive at 12:45 p.m.

Delegate Candidate Cooper Proposes Assault Gun Ban — After Monday’s Navy Yard shooting, District 16 Delegate candidate Jordan Cooper on Wednesday said he would propose more extensive gun control than the General Assembly approved last year. Cooper proposed banning all assault rifles, gun registrations that would be renewed every two years, and criminal punishment for gun owners who do straw sales of guns that end up being used in a homicide or robbery.