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September 25, 2019

Raskin, Trone Support Impeachment Inquiry

Credit: Bethesda Beat

Raskin, Trone support House impeachment inquiry

U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and David Trone (D-Md.) were among Maryland’s members of Congress who expressed support for an impeachment inquiry announced Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The inquiry will look into allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian officials into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, a political opponent. Trone, whose district includes parts of upper Montgomery County, had said little about impeachment until Tuesday, when he said it was necessary to “uncover the truth and save our democracy.”

Study shows that post-Labor Day school start has economic benefits

A new Salisbury University study finds that starting school after Labor Day has a net economic impact of up to $115 million, largely because of additional spending at tourist destinations and added summer employment for students.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) mandated in 2016 that all state public schools start after Labor Day, but the Maryland General Assembly passed a law negating that requirement and giving control back to local districts. Montgomery County is considering returning in 2020 to an academic calendar that starts before Labor Day.

Three displaced in Fairland home fire

Two adults and one child were displaced from a home in Fairland that suffered heavy damage from a fire that broke out around 5 a.m. Tuesday in the 13600 block of Creekside Drive.

According to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, damage was estimated at $400,000. A cat died from injuries suffered in the fire.