Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don't believe in God from holding public office. The Openly Secular coalition, based in Columbus, Ohio, says the other states are Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Baltimore News, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 02:26 PM
Washington Gas was working on installing water lines when they struck a 3-inch Washington Gas plastic main with a back hoe on the 600 block of Thayer Ave. The gas company stopped the leak at about 1:18 p.m. and has the gas line under control. Residents in the area are now allowed back in their homes.
CBS Local, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 02:52 PM
On November 10, 2014, the County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland, Isiah Leggett, signed county-wide ban-the-box legislation passed by the County Council on October 28, 2014 . The Act amends the County's Human Rights and Civil Liberties Act by adding a new article titled the "Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Act."
JD Supra, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:45 PM
In an article dated July 2013, I described how police in Montgomery County Maryland, a D.C. Suburb, shot 14 individuals and killed 9 over the prior three years . This included killing a man with an ice pick, killing a man threatening suicide and killing a robbery suspect after a hostage escaped.
OpEdNews, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:25 PM
Commuter transportation was the focus of a meeting that U.S. Rep. John Delaney held with elected officials from Frederick and Montgomery Counties today at the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. The agenda included Interstate 270, the Marc Rail expansion, and the Corridor Cities Transitway.
WFMD-AM Frederick, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 04:00 PM
A PHOTO: From left: Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Montgomery County resident Alan Gross, and Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont in the airport in Cuba Dec. 17 after Gross was freed from prison. Courtesy of Rep. Van Hollen's office.
Patch.com, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:55 PM
As the year draws to a close, so does Thomas Murphy's banking career. He's stepping down as president of community banking at EagleBank effective Dec. 31. "I don't know how I can walk away," said Murphy.
Business Journal, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:32 PM