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Police chief says morale among officers is lowest he’s seen

Plus: Wave of new developments in the works in Friendship Heights; State education officials weigh in on school mask mandate’s future

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Police chief says morale among officers is lowest he’s seen

Montgomery County’s police chief says morale on the force is at the lowest he’s seen.

According to insiders, that’s leading more officers to turn in their badge and gun and resign or retire. [NBC 4]

Wave of new developments in the works in Friendship Heights

It has been more than a decade since new housing units were built in Friendship Heights as the traditional luxury shopping district declined, but hope is on the way.

Up to 1,300 units could be created across four projects in the neighborhood’s pipeline. [Bisnow]

State education officials weigh in on school mask mandate’s future

Members of the Maryland State Board of Education weighed in Tuesday on whether to keep the state’s school mask mandate in place.

The board heard hours of testimony from parents, county school board officials from across the state, and medical professionals on the merits and the objections to requiring masks be worn in schools. [WTOP]

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