Category: Local News

New president’s politicking raises ethics flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. On Wednesday night, he’ll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, rubbing elbows with some of the Republican Party’s top donors on familiar turf: his own hotel down the street from the White House. He’s…

I-270 tolls, Metro among top Montgomery Co. transport priorities; Metro GM responds on Red Line issues

ROCKVILLE — New toll lanes along Interstate 270, additional money for Metro, and changes to ideas for bus rapid transit are all among the Montgomery County Council’s priorities for billions in future transportation projects. The council also pushed Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld for answers on repeated Red Line problems.   Red Line issues Wiedefeld…

Most NBA players spend the offseason relaxing, taking things slow after a long, physically and sometimes emotionally draining season. Not Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat. The “Polish Hammer” has spent the last week in Iraq and Kuwait, visiting American, Polish, and Italian armed forces stationed … Original published: 2017-06-27 17:04:21 Read the full Washington News…

The Washington Nationals signed closer Fransisco Rodriguez late Monday to a minor league contract, according to multiple reports.  Desperate for bullpen help, the Nationals will have Rodriguez report to the Nationals’ minor league facility in West Palm, Florida, and then likely join the Nationals’ Triple-A Syracuse affiliate.  Rodriguez, … Original published: 2017-06-27 17:34:58 Read the…

The District of Columbia is marking a first. Bending to the politically correct movement, the D.C. government on Tuesday began letting applicants for driver’s permits to use an “X” instead of an “F” for female or an “M” for male under the category “sex.” The nation’s capital is the first … Original published: 2017-06-27 14:40:18…

Family-owned grocer MOM’s turns 30

WASHINGTON – Mom’s Organic Market will mark its 30th anniversary next week, and the organic grocer has seen tremendous growth since its humble beginnings in a Rockville garage. Related Stories Creepy-crawly cookies: Mom’s Organic Market adds crickets, mealworms to stores Business & Finance It has also been a leader among retailers in conservation and sustainability.…

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to speak at the Maryland Municipal League summer conference. The governor will deliver remarks Tuesday night in Ocean City and recognize newly elected members of the group’s board of directors. The conference draws hundreds of officials from Maryland’s 157 cities and towns to discuss municipal…