Speed Camera Legislation, Heater Safety, Valentine Potion: Blog Roundup

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Following a Senate vote on H.R. 325, a temporary extension of the debt ceiling limit, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, called on his colleagues to come together to find a bipartisan, long-term solution to our nation’s fiscal problems.

Maryland Will Be In a 'Race to the Bottom' if Gov. O'Malley Fails to Act on Education

There must be tighter coordination between the O'Malley and Obama administrations on key areas of education reform. According to the U.S. Department of Education's annual review of Maryland's performance in the Race to the Top initiative, the state failed to set clear expectations for principal and teacher evaluation systems.

New Up-and-Coming Speed Camera Legislation

In the wake of many innocent drivers receiving speed camera tickets, there's a host of speed camera bills being presented to the general assembly this year in both the House and the Senate.

The NRA: Drowning out Marylanders

The majority of Marylanders, including many responsible gun owners, support common sense legislation to prevent gun violence.

Space Heater Safety Tips from Amica Insurance

Home fires occur most often in   January, February and March, as people try to keep warm with additional   sources of heat. Space heaters are a popular – but sometimes dangerous – option to provide that warmth, and Amica Insurance is offering some tips to help use them safely.

Barbara Gilleece/ Party Patter/ Valentine Potion Of Love

Valentines day is a celebration of love between two people. To start the evening out right, why not shake up a little more than a feeling. Treat your other half to a little love potion.Shaken, not stirred, the only thing that will be chilled is the cocktail. Take a sip , close your eyes and think of what you've been missing, this potion is sure to start some kissing.

Big Train Baseball Scouts for Host Families

The Bethesda Big Train Baseball team is looking for a few local host families to take in players during June and July. The summer collegiate team that plays at Shirley Povich Field in Cabin John Park will bring 25 ball players from around the country to the Bethesda-Potomac region this year.


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