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Rockville Catholic school’s hairstyle policies face scrutiny

Plus: Luedtke part of legislative redistricting commission; Amazon eyes Germantown shopping center for another retail store

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Rockville Catholic school’s hairstyle policies face scrutiny

A private school run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., in Rockville is facing scrutiny for policies in its student handbook banning braids, cornrows, twists or dreadlocks.

In a letter to St. Jude Regional Catholic School, Montgomery County Council Member Will Jawando wrote that a constituent preparing to send her child to the school was “extremely distressed” about the school’s hairstyle policy. [WTOP]

Luedtke part of legislative redistricting commission

The Maryland General Assembly has launched its own commission to draw new congressional and legislative district maps.

The bipartisan commission will include House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke (D-Burtonsville). [Maryland Matters]

Amazon eyes Germantown shopping center for another retail store

Amazon is eyeing a shopping center in Germantown for a new brick-and-mortar retail location.

An empty storefront in the Neelsville Village Center at 20936 Frederick Road will either be an Amazon 4-Star or Amazon Books bookstore, according to a source familiar with the project. [Washington Business Journal]

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