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Don't rush to judge officers in Takoma Park standoff

I am happy to hear the police are going to review the shooting incident in the Takoma Park hostage standoff Friday. The possibility that the hostage, police officers, media, bank personnel, shoppers and others were at risk from rapid gunfire...

By Michael J. Bolton, Arlington  | February 2, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, Takoma, crime, guns, police  
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Sifting the Montgomery returns

The abysmal turnout was the big news of Tuesday's primary election in Montgomery County. Pending counting about 10,000 absentee ballots, only 18.6 percent of registered voters cast ballots, and registered voters make up only about half of the county’s...

By Keith Berner  | September 15, 2010; 9:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, Montgomery County, Takoma, economy, education  
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Helping Pepco keep the lights on

By Thomas Altvater, Germantown It’s easy to blame Pepco for the recent power outages even when the direct cause is weather-related [“Holding Pepco accountable,” editorial, Aug. 24]. Since we can’t control the direct cause — storms — let’s address the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | August 26, 2010; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, Takoma, energy, environment  
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Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill

Borrowing money we don’t have to spend on regulations we don’t need will not make Metro riders any safer.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | August 16, 2010; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Arlington, Baltimore, D.C., D.C. politics, Fairfax County, HotTopic, Maryland, Metro, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Prince William County, Purple Line, Takoma, Tysons Corner, traffic, transportation  
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A hold-your-nose commute from Takoma

I am appalled by the squalid conditions of the Takoma station. Metro can do better for Red Line patrons.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | June 16, 2010; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Metro, Montgomery County, Takoma, traffic, transportation  
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How About a Little Heat for Other Swimmers?

By Laura Elkins Washington As a resident who lives just a few blocks from the Takoma Community Center, I was very upset that a $75,000 heater was installed in the outdoor pool at Hains Point. Ward 4 has one of...

By Vince Rinehart  | June 1, 2009; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Takoma, recreation  
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