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Get the Most From Your Doctor, Closing Achievement-Gap, Adopt Your Next Pet :Blog Roundup

Patch brings a unique perspective to everyday news written by users like you. Read what some of our Local Voices bloggers had to say this week.

Maryland's Municipal Public Ethics Laws are in Danger: You Can Help

So, would you like to know more about your elected officials' conflicts of interest, or less? If some people get what they want in Annapolis this year, you'll be knowing a whole lot less. You can help stop this from happening.

Latest from Governor Martin O’Malley: SOTU and What We’ve Done in Maryland – Part V

When the President delivered his State of the Union last week, he demonstrated bold leadership on finding new and innovative ways to cut waste, increase efficiencies, improve education from Pre-School to higher education, keep families safe, and create jobs. The vision the President laid out will move our nation forward. Here in Maryland, we are already working towards stronger families, stronger communities, and a stronger
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Better by the Dozen: Achievement Gap-Closing Efforts

Last week, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett delivered his State of the County speech. Apparently, the county is in great shape. You can read a full transcript of what Leggett said here.

In fact, the county is in such great shape, Leggett plans to put
more money into expanding “Excel Beyond the Bell,” a “successful” (his word) after-school program that aids in closing the achievement gap.

Montgomery County Humane Society Featured Pets for Feb. 20

Woof, woof! I’m a little adorable doggie wanting your love! I’m an attentive girl who really likes to hang out with anyone who will give me some attention and I’m super chill around otherdogs.

Get the Most From Your Physician Visit

There are many reasons that you visit a physician. You may feel sick, be injured, or you may need a physical. You might have a chronic medical problem that needs attention or you need advice about your general health.

Yoga Speak: Muscles

Yoga is like a long car ride, and I feel like the kid in the backseat asking, "When are we gonna get there?"

I’m thinking I need some more muscles. Not necessarily big ones, just more than I’ve got. I remember when I started yoga, I stood in a studio with a group of women who had probably been working out most of their days. It was day one for me.

Nominations to Honor Volunteers Accepted Through Monday, February 25

Montgomery County Volunteer Center is still accepting nominations for awards recognizing outstanding volunteerism, but only through this Monday, February 25.

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