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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, Montgomery County Council, Sandy Hook Elementary, newtown, conn., school safety

Fourth of July a common time for pets to flee

Fireworks may scare off your furry friend, so check out some tips to make sure your pet makes it home safely.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 04:52am EDT

Tags: pets, lost pet, animal shelters, Fourth of July, Kate Ryan

Chesapeake Bay health improving, earns C grade

In the annual report card from the Center, the health of the bay has improved, going from a D+ rating in 2011 to a C for 2012.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 03:28pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeak Bay, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, bay health, bay restoration, Kate Ryan

Arizona fire deaths hit home for Montgomery Co. wildland firefighter

Montgomery County paramedic and nationally-certified wildland firefighter Peggy Miller shares the struggles of fighting blazes like the one that killed 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots in Arizona.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 04:38am EDT

Tags: wildfire, Hotshots, Granite Mountain Hotshots, arizona, Kate Ryan, Peggy Miller, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

New PG school chief ready to tackle district's challenges

Prince George's County's new superintendent Kevin Maxwell pledges to set the bar high and said he'll need parents help to turn around the struggling school system.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:01pm EDT

Tags: Rushern Baker, Kevin Maxwell, Kate Ryan, Prince George

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Pepco makes changes after fallout from derecho

One year after the derecho that sheared trees in half and left more than 900,000 people sweating in the dark for days, is the area better equipped to bounce back?

Friday - 06/28/2013, 10:39am EDT

Tags: derecho, power companies, Pepco, Kate Ryan

Bugs: Food of the future has multiple legs

Could eating bugs solve world hunger and be delicious?

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 04:48am EDT

Tags: insects, bugs, food, sustainability, sustainable food, Kate Ryan, cicadas, Mike Raupp, marcel dicke, daniella martin

Concerns about Montgomery Co. school finances aren't new

The investigation into possible misuse of student funds at a Montgomery County school continues, but concerns about the financial dealings at the Rock Terrace Elementary School apparently aren't new.

Saturday - 06/22/2013, 01:55pm EDT

Tags: rock terrace school, Dianne Thornton, Roger Pisha, Montgomery County Public Schools, Kate Ryan

Greenbelt Middle School parents divided on later start time

Prince George's County Public Schools next year will test a later school starting time at some schools.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 07:35am EDT

Tags: gazette, greenbelt middle school, bus drivers, Kate Ryan, pgcps, school start times

Union official encouraged as Prince George's looks for schools chief

There's been a lot of hiring at the top for Prince George's County Public Schools -- but it's not over yet.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 06:58am EDT

Tags: Rushern Baker, doris reed, pgcps, segun eubanks, Kate Ryan

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