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Silver Spring man fights to end prohibition

Neil-FranklinNeill Franklin has come a long way since his years as an undercover narc for the Maryland State Police then head of training for the Baltimore City Police Department.

He now heads Law Enforcement Against Prohibition in Silver Spring, an enemy of the war on drugs he fought so long.

Greg Carpenter has come a long way since the 20 years he spent in prison in Maryland, California and Georgia. For the last 15 years in Baltimore he’s been working to help prisoners re-enter society and last year served on the Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Re-Entry Task Force.

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Franchot dubious about long-promised South Bethesda Metro entrance

Bethesda-Metro-photo-by-ehpien-on-flickrBethesda Metro escalators (Photo by ehpien on flickr) A visibly skeptical and hesitant Comptroller Peter Franchot ultimately sided with the governor and treasurer on the Board of Public Works and approved $2.3 million of funding that went to the “fabled long-awaited” South Entrance to the Bethesda Metro station, as he put it. The entrance would connect the end of the proposed Purple Line to the Red Line.

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Protesters disrupt county democrats

MoCoofficesMore than 200 local union members protested a Democratic Party fundraiser Saturday. Protesters claim local Democrats have leaned too fair to “the right” and the protests led to about a quarter of the attendees to avoid the meeting, said local party leaders.

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Second uncle of accused bomber comes forward

uncleGAITHERSBURG - Alvi Tsarni, one of two Maryland uncles of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing said Friday he had nothing to say to his nephew, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, who was being hunted by police in Boston.

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"Team Rockville" announces election intentions

RockvilletsquareROCKVILLE - Party [B1] politics officially made its return to Rockville Saturday afternoon.

In front of a crowd of more than 50 people at Giuseppi's Pizza Plus in (where at..Rockville Town Square??), current councilmember Mark Pierzchala announced his candidacy for mayor as part of “Team Rockville,” a group of politicians who have banded together to “end the nonsense” in the city’s government.   [B2] Current councilmember Tom Moore, Virginia Onley, Julie Palakovich Carr and Beryl Feinberg are running for seats on the city council as members of Team Rockville.

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