Trone’s spending draws criticism in District 6 congressional race

Total Wine & More co-founder David Trone has contributed heavily to Democrats seeking higher office in Maryland—including providing millions of dollars to his own campaigns. His spending has drawn criticism from political opponents as he seeks to win the 6th District congressional seat. [Washington Post

Car crashes into building at Silver Spring mosque

A driver who may not have realized the car was in gear drove over a railing and crashed into a building at the Beitur Rehman Mosque on Good Hope Road in Silver Spring around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a Montgomery County fire department spokesman. Two people, a 76-year-old man and 71-year-old woman, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries in the crash. [WTOP]

Elrich in race against other county executive candidates

County Council member Marc Elrich has brought together a base of residents who oppose new development and far-left progressives as he pursues the office of county executive. That base has helped his campaign distance itself from the five other Democrats in the race as the others seek to convince voters they’d be the best non-Elrich candidate for the county, according to this analysis. [Seventh State]

West Virginia pays $1.5 million to maintain MARC service

The state paid the money last month to Maryland to keep the Brunswick Line running from Martinsburg to Washington, D.C. The move comes as Maryland continues to experience rising costs for the train line and questions about whether the state should continue to subsidize part of the route for West Virginia residents. [Baltimore Sun]

Hotter weather on the way

The heat is coming. The National Weather Service expects a sunny Monday and Tuesday with highs in the mid-70s and nighttime lows dropping to about 50 degrees. Then the 80-degree weather will arrive. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are all expected to be partly cloudy or mostly sunny with highs in the mid- to upper-80s and nighttime lows in the mid-60s. There’s a chance of showers Thursday night and Friday.

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