Md. Senate President Treated for Prostate Cancer; Nonprofits on Hold During Shutdown; County Economic Development Plans Office in Boston

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Md. Senate president Miller receiving prostate cancer treatment

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said Wednesday he would be making an announcement about his health on Thursday. Sources have said the 76-year-old is being treated for prostate cancer. [Maryland Matters]

Nonprofits on hold during shutdown

Services such as food stamps, housing subsidies and cash welfare benefits have been depleted during the shutdown due to a lack of funds. Reserves for the various agencies allow some to operate for the time being, but not for long. [Washington Post]

County economic development department working on Boston office

Montgomery County officials are planning a new office in the Boston-Cambridge area. The aim is to attract biotech tenants in the region.  [Washington Business Journal]

Today’s weather

Chilly and windy again on Thursday. High temperatures near 37 degrees and wind gusts as high as 43 mph.

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