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Montgomery, Prince George's cos. to consider minimum wage bills

The Montgomery and Prince George's county councils on Tuesday introduced bills to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 07:21am EDT

Tags: minimum wage,

Bus rapid transit debate continues in Montgomery County

At the first of two public hearings on a 79-mile bus rapid transit network, about 100 residents and interest groups turned out to testify on how the proposal would affect the future of commuting in Montgomery County.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:33am EDT

Tags: bus-rapid transit, brt, commute, public transportation, Larry Cole, bus rapid transit, Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich

Push to close Montgomery County schools for Muslim holidays

Public schools close around Jewish and Christian holidays, and some in Montgomery County are pushing for schools to include Islamic holidays in their closures.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 12:55pm EDT

Tags: eid, kate ryan, muslim, islamic, George Leventhal, Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery Co. schools could get new safety features

Montgomery County's public schools could feel every safer for students and staff if the County Council approves funding for a new security plan.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 11:42am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, Montgomery County Public Schools, Sandy Hook Elementary, newtown, conn., school safety

Metro GM hopes to take control of troubled transit center

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Thursday he thinks Metro could assume control of the Silver Spring Transit Center but he wants to address the potential extra costs of maintaining a building that has substantial structural flaws.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: silver spring transit center, WMATA, Richard Sarles

Council members want answers on Silver Spring Transit Center

The Silver Spring Transit Center is over budget and overdue, and now members of the Montgomery County Council want to know why.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, silver spring transit center, ike leggett, Silver Spring

Unions to face off with Montgomery Co. Council, residents over raises

The Montgomery County Council on Monday will debate three polarizing contract agreements that would give thousands of union employees double-digit pay raises over two years.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 06:20am EDT

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Montgomery County orders transit hub repairs to begin

Montgomery County has ordered its contractor to begin repairing major structural problems at the unfinished Silver Spring Transit Center and expects design work to fix other problems at the transit hub to begin soon.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 07:15pm EDT

Tags: silver spring transit center, Ari Ashe, Foulger-Pratt Construction, transportation, transit

Montgomery Co. Council demands updates on troubled transit hub

The Montgomery County Council wants regular updates on what it will take to fix the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 06:55am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, transportation, silver spring transit center,

Montgomery County to decide whether to bag the bag tax for some

Montgomery County residents have been paying an extra 5 cents for every bag they take home from stores since 2012. Now lawmakers will take a look at tweaking the law and perhaps creating exceptions.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 06:04am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, Montgomery County bag tax, Chesapeake Bay, anacostia Riverkeeper

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