Judge Rules Against Ervin in Her Fight To Get Ballot Reprinted; Teen from Chevy Chase Sneaks Crab into Caps Game

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Ervin's request for reprinted ballots denied by judge

A judge on Monday ruled against Maryland gubernatorial candidate Valerie Ervin in her effort to get her name added at the top of the ticket on primary ballots. Ervin, a former Montgomery County Council member, had asked the Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge to order the elections board to reprint the ballots for the June 26 primary or place stickers on them to show she was running for governor. She entered the campaign late, jumping into the race after the sudden death of gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz, Ervin's former running mate. [Washington Post]

Chevy Chase teen tosses crab onto Capitals ice

A teen from Chevy Chase has caused a stir, and possibly created a new tradition, by throwing a crab onto the ice during Saturday's Capitals game. Jack Merritt, 15, said he snuck the crab into Capital One Arena putting it inside a Ziploc bag and stashing it between the two pairs of underwear he was wearing. The Capitals ended up winning game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. [WUSA9]

Marriott gets into home-sharing market

The CEO of Marriott International Inc., the global hotel brand based in North Bethesda, said Monday that his company is exploring home-sharing. Arne Sorenson told CNBC that "there are whole homes that we think we can put on our site," through its new pilot partnership with the home rental company Hostmaker. Sorenson said the home-sharing offered by Marriott would include services that guests might see in a hotel. [Washington Business Journal]

Hogan signs legislation for community college scholarships

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday signed a bill to offer free community college tuition to certain Maryland residents. The legislation creates a $15 million program to give scholarships to students from families earning less than $125,000 per year or to single adults earning less than $90,000 per year. The scholarships would total up to $5,000 each. [NBC4]

Tuesday afternoon could bring showers

The area could see showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and into the evening, and highs are expected to be around 79 degrees. The chance of showers will continue to the early morning hours, with skies gradually clearing after that.

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