Hogan To Pursue Independent, Non-Partisan Redistricting Commission in Second Term; Police Investigate “Brooming” Hazing Tradition at Damascus High School; Developer Wants To Build 1,000 New Residential Units Near White Flint Metro

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After winning re-election Tuesday, Hogan says he’s ready to again pursue an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission for redrawing Congressional and legislative districts in Maryland 

After winning re-election Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan, R, says he’s ready to again pursue an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission to redraw Maryland’s Congressional and legislative district maps – a process that takes place every 10 years in the U.S. and will begin after the 2020 census  [Washington Times]

Montgomery County police investigate an alleged hazing tradition of “brooming” at Damascus High School among JV football players

Allegations of a years-long “brooming” hazing tradition among Damascus High School junior varsity players is being investigated by Montgomery County police after five JV football players were charged last week with second-degree rape. [Washington Post] 

Local developer calls for 1,000 new residential units near White Flint Metro station

A local developer with a plan to build 1,000 new residential units within walking distance of the White Flint Metro station will go before the county planning board Nov. 20 seeking approval. The plan includes 110,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and office space. [Washington Business Journal]

Today’s weather A crisp fall day is in store today.The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny weather with a high near 63 degrees. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 41.

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