Hogan To Attend Groundbreaking; Senators Want Election Security Answers; RNC Links to Racy Page, Not State Party

Hogan To Attend Groundbreaking; Senators Want Election Security Answers; RNC Links to Racy Page, Not State Party

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 Hogan to attend Bethesda groundbreaking

Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to be on hand at a formal groundbreaking ceremony for The Wilson and The Elm on Thursday. The 23-story residential and office multi-building will be on top of Metro’s planned second Bethesda station entrance and the future Bethesda Purple Line, at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street. Work has been underway at the site since October 2017. [WTOP]

Senators want inquiry into Russian’s investment in elections systems

Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, asking him to review a Russian oligarch’s investment in ByteGrid, a company that owns the servers that hold Maryland’s data for voter registration, candidacy, election management and election night results. The letter is the latest in a barrage of inquiries into whether Vladimir Potanin’s investment in ByteGrid poses a national security threat. [Baltimore Sun]

After handle change, RNC links to racy Twitter account, not state party

For about six months, the Republican National Committee’s link to the Maryland Republican Party’s Twitter account took users to the page of Sexy Car Babes, a mix-up that occurred after the state party changed its handle from @mdreps to @mdgop. The link appears to have been fixed after a Capital-Gazette story this week. [Capital-Gazette]

Summer lunches go mobile

School districts are finding new ways to serve summer lunches, by going mobile in retrofitted buses and food trucks. Montgomery County started mobile summer food service a few years ago. School district officials say the mobile concept makes sense in the sprawling county, where more than one-third of students qualify for free and reduced-price meals. [Washington Post]

Hot and stormy

Temperatures will hit the low 90s today under partly cloudy skies. The chance of rain is at 40 percent, with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures may dip to 72 degrees overnight.

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