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Reporter sues Purple Line over sewage leak, claims book materials lost

Plus: State commits to funding redesign of Georgia Avenue corridor; County to host mental health, community wellness conversation

Reporter sues Purple Line over sewage leak, claims book materials lost

A Washington Post reporter is suing the Purple Line builders consortium and another contractor after a sewer line near his home was punctured in January 2020, flooding his basement and destroying irreplaceable notes, interviews and documents related to two books he was working on, according to a lawsuit.

Lost forever are materials Scott Higham, a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter with the Post for more than two decades, needed to write books that could have brought in hefty advances, movie deals or other media projects, according to one of Higham’s attorneys, Jeffrey Stickle of McCarthy Wilson LLP. [Washington Business Journal]

State commits to funding redesign of Georgia Avenue corridor

The Maryland Department of Transportation has committed $1.6 million to finish redesigning the Georgia Avenue corridor in Montgomery Hills and Forest Glen, according to a press release distributed by state Del. Jared Solomon.

The State Highway Administration received federal approval in September 2019 to redesign the stretch of Georgia from 16th Street to Forest Glen Avenue. [Source of the Spring]

County to host mental health, community wellness conversation

County residents are invited to a free online event on Wednesday for a conversation on improving stress management skills and well-being through self-care.

The conversation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. [Montgomery County]

Today’s weather

Cloudy, with a mix of light rain and snow. The high will be around 40 and the low around 33.

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