Look inside an empty, stripped-down White Flint Mall

A YouTube user with a camera attached to a personal drone device got into the empty White Flint Mall, which will soon be demolished to make way for mixed-use redevelopment.

Public hearing on proposed Liquor Control changes

The county council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control will hold a July 21 public hearing on its proposal to privatize the distribution of certain craft beers and rare wines. [Montgomery County Council/Scribd]

Purple Line construction could start in May


New bid solicitation documents say Maryland officials plan to choose a winning Purple Line private concessionaire by Jan. 15, 2016 and construction could start on the long-awaited light-rail project on May 16. [Washington Post]

Van Hollen asks Edwards to take campaign fundraising pledge

Rep. Chris Van Hollen asked Rep. Donna Edwards, his competition for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to take a pledge against campaign contributions from super PACs or outside third-party groups. [Chris Van Hollen]


The pledge would mean that Edwards couldn’t accept money from Emily’s List, a national group that has endorsed Edwards and that helps elect Democratic women who support abortion rights. [Baltimore Sun]

Edwards rejected the offer. [Twitter]

‘Say No To Hitler Musical’ man at Olney Theatre


A man was photographed holding a sign reading “Say ‘No’ To Hitler Musical” outside of the Olney Theatre Center, which is putting on a production of “The Producers.” [Olney Theatre Center/Facebook]

Friday should be another pleasant day

A high near 85 degrees and partly sunny skies mean another gorgeous day heading into the weekend. [National Weather Service]


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