Updated 10:05 a.m.: Montgomery County has been named one of 20 potential sites for Amazon’s second headquarters, the tech company announced Thursday morning. The shortlist also includes Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia, as well as other major metropolitan areas such as Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin and Toronto. Two government officials involved in preparing the Amazon pitch said Thursday that Montgomery County suggested the White Flint area for the company’s headquarters.
Montgomery County public schools will open two hours late on Tuesday because of emergency weather conditions. The school system sent students home early on Monday afternoon after forecasts had shown the possibility of freezing rain and sleet during the day. Montgomery County Public Schools announced the Tuesday morning closures at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Montgomery County Public Schools are closed on Thursday because of winter weather conditions. An alert that MCPS sent out about 5 a.m. stated that all school-sponsored and community activities in school buildings were canceled. The message stated that MCPS administrative offices would open on a two-hour delay. Montgomery College is also closed Thursday, the school system announced. Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., area have a two-hour delay and option for working from home.
County leaders have since been pointing to this deal as an economic win; meanwhile, company officials would not say whether the renovation project signaled a commitment to keep the HQ in Silver Spring.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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