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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 2/14/2014, 8:05am  ET

Flickr photo by KFiabane

Leggett, Duncan Face Off — In a candidates forum sponsored by the county teachers union on Wednesday, County Executive Isiah Leggett and challenger Doug Duncan faced off for the first time this campaign season. Duncan criticized Leggett’s leadership in getting school construction funding from the state and said this year’s major push in Annapolis is too late. Leggett said Duncan’s attack weren’t realistic. [Washington Post]

Cal Tor Offering Special ‘Love Chips’ For Valentine’s Day — California Tortilla (4871 Cordell Ave.) is keeping up its tradition of off-beat holiday specials with cinnamon-sugar dusted tortilla chips served with a side of Nutella for dipping. The “Love Chips” are free with any entree purchase. [California Tortilla]

Anti-Pepco Advocate Opposes PSC Appointment — Abbe Milstein, the North Bethesda resident who started Powerupmontco, started a petition urging state senators not to approve Gov. Martin O’Malley’s appointment of energy executive Anne Hoskins to the state’s Public Service Commission. The PSC rules on rate increase requests and other cases involving utility companies in the state. Milstein argues that Hoskins’ connections within the utility industry make her the wrong choice for a position meant to oversee utility companies. [MoveOn.org]

Groups Accuse WSSC Of Polluting Potomac River — Environmental groups on Wednesday filed suit against the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, alleging it is discharging millions of pounds of sediment and aluminum into the Potomac River from its water filtration plant near Seneca. [The Gazette]

Flickr photo by KFiabane