Hogan: Housing illegal kids in Md. 'ridiculous'

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan said Maryland should not house some of the thousands of children coming into the U.S. illegally from Central America. In an interview with WBAL Radio on Tuesday, Hogan said it doesn't make sense to bus children thousands of miles to be housed in Maryland. (WBAL-TV)

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Leggett: 'We need to do what is right'

Unaccompanied immigrant children reaching the U.S. border with Mexico have a history of being placed in Montgomery County and County Executive Isiah Leggett said Tuesday the county is willing to welcome more. “My view is, these are minors. We need to do what is compassionate, what is right, what is moral, what is ethical and we’re going to do that,” Leggett said. “We would not want to turn kids away, especially in times of great need and trauma in their lives and I’m not going to do that.” (Gazette)

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Republican in District 4 hopes to combine politics and faith

Dressed in a Redskins jersey, jean shorts and brown flip flops, Chike Anyanwu greeted just about everyone Sunday who entered the cafeteria of Annapolis Area Christian School. The school is the meeting place of Crossroads Church, where Anyanwu and his family have attended for the last nine years. The Republican candidate for County Council in District 4, Anyanwu said his faith will play a major role in his campaign. (Capital)

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July 30 // Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters

Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County. On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is. The General Services Administration released its long-anticipated list of sites it says could accommodate the federal law enforcement agency. Two of the three properties are in Maryland — one in Greenbelt, the other in Landover. The third potential site is in Springfield, Va. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore taxis must accept credit cards by end of year, state regulators rule

State regulators on Tuesday rejected rate increases for taxis and ordered all operators to install new credit-card-reading smart meters by the end of the year. The Maryland Public Service Commission said the new meters will bring more predictability and better service to customers hailing cabs in Baltimore city and county, while providing better financial data for use in future rate reviews. (Balt. Sun)

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Montgomery County Council approves White Oak Science Gateway plan

The Montgomery County Council gave final approval Tuesday to an ambitious land-use plan designed to spur creation of a new science-focused town center in the county’s long-neglected eastern sector. The White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan envisions housing, retail and a hub for medical and life-sciences research adjacent to the Food and Drug Administration headquarters at Route 29 and Industrial Parkway. The plan also adjusts zoning and land-use regulations with the goal of energizing new residential construction and commercial renewal in the White Oak and Hillandale communities. (Wash. Post)

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Jones wants more oversight of leftover casino money

A community advisory panel would get more control over unused impact funds from Maryland Live! under a bill proposed by County Councilman Daryl Jones passes. One year after the county approved $1.9 million for a community center in Severn, the majority of the funds are sitting idle after the nonprofit set to receive it shut down. (Capital)

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Peroutka to hold press conference to address recent controversy

Michael Peroutka will hold a press conference to address recent controversy about his affiliation to League of the South. Peroutka’s campaign said Tuesday it would address allegations made against him by Carl Snowden, the organizer of the Caucus of African-American Leaders. On Thursday, Snowden released a statement asking Republican candidates to disavow Peroutka’s candidacy based on his membership to the League of the South, a group that has been labeled a “neo-Confederate hate group” for its support of secession of Southern states and its views on race. (Capital)

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