County executive field is anybody’s race

Among the six Democratic candidates for county executive, there’s no clear favorite to win in the June primary, experts say. Marc Elrich, who’s leaving his at-large seat at the County Council, has racked up the most endorsements, but each of his competitors also brings their own strengths to the race. So far, the candidates haven’t attacked each other or focused on really differentiating themselves. Political analysts think the result will come down to voter turnout and name recognition. [Washington Post]

Local towing company reimbursing people wrongfully towed after class action lawsuit

As the result of a class-action lawsuit, local company G&G Towing has been ordered to pay $22 million in restitutions for people wrongfully towed. The lawsuit claimed the company used spotters to identify potential targets and towed the vehicles without following proper procedure. Montgomery County residents claimed that their cars were towed after they left them for mere minutes. One participant in the class-action lawsuit said the company was targeting low-income and immigrant communities. [Washington Post]

Dispensaries gear up for ‘the black Friday of the cannabis industry’


It’s April 20, and Maryland marijuana dispensaries are ready to celebrate their first 4/20. They’re expecting some uptick in traffic for the unofficial weed holiday, and a number of dispensaries are offering special deals and events. [Baltimore Business Journal]

Marylanders support spending more on school safety, but not on teacher pay

A new statewide poll has found that Maryland residents favor spending more money on school safety and career education more than they support expanding pre-kindergarten or increasing teacher pay. Respondents broadly supported paying teachers more, but not when it meant higher taxes or reductions in other services. [Maryland Reporter]


Sunny, windy day

The National Weather Service forecasts a sunny day with a high near 58 degrees and wind of around 16 mph, with gusts up to 26 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low of about 37 degrees.

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