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Cycling from Newtown to D.C.: 'Grace is on our wheel'

This group of riders is named for the 26 children and adults who were killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 04:36am EDT

Tags: newtown, Team 26, Monte Frank, bicycling

Masks dramatically reduce spread of flu, study finds

There's bad news and good news in the flu world.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 10:46am EST

Tags: flu, University of Maryland

Parents rally around bill to protect children from cyberbullying

Maryland Delegate Jon S. Cardin is putting forth a bill that would make publicly posted cyberbullying a crime in Maryland, thus closing the loophole that exempts harmful material transmitted via social media websites.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 04:23am EST

Tags: Jon Cardin, cyberbullying, Christine McComas, Grace McComas, woodbine

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World Spay Day emphasizes importance of fixing pets

Shelters around the country and in the D.C. region say the need for spaying and neutering pets is clear. There are just too many animals for too few homes.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 06:51am EST

Tags: pets, spay day, humane society, neuter

Va. group caters to Siamese rescues and adoptions

Millions of cats across the country desperately need homes, but one local rescue group is putting the spotlight on a particular breed: the Siamese.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 12:40pm EST

Tags: Siamese, cats, adoption, Siamese Cat Rescue Center

After fatal Glenarden fire, fire chief urges use of smoke detectors

Prince George's County firefighters are stressing the importance of a working smoke detector following a fire that killed two young girls and their father Thursday.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 07:00am EST

Tags: smoke detector, fire,

Va. and Md. debate bike safety laws

Both Maryland and Virginia are considering new legislation when it comes to bicycle safety.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 09:27am EST

Tags: bike laws, biking, helmet,

Montgomery Co. schools must rethink school evaluations

Montgomery County has long touted its teacher evaluation system, which includes peer review for struggling teachers, as a great tool to ensure quality in the classroom. However, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery - the head of Maryland's schools - is not impressed.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 08:38am EST

Tags: Montgomery County schools, Race to the Top, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery, The Gazette

Va. breeder testifies business is not puppy mill, others disagree

A local dog breeder fights for zoning rights for what she says is a healthy operation, but testimony against her facilities may tell a different story.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:49pm EST

Tags: Fauquier County, broad run, boxer, great dane, french bulldog, doberman

Putting the 'public' back in PSC

Delegate Al Carr thinks Maryland consumers deserve more.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 09:30am EST

Tags: al carr, PSC

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