Articles by Douglas Tallman

February 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Feb. 16-22

The big news in Montgomery County last week was the spate of threats against schools that came in the wake of the attack on Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Police Say 15-Year-Old Posted Threat Against Northwest High Two Found Dead in Car in Burtonsville Police Arrest 3 Teenagers for Montgomery Village Armed Robberies […]

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February 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ortman-Fouse Says She’s Seeking Council Seat

Jill Ortman-Fouse, who was seeking her first re-election to the Montgomery County Board of Education, has decided to forgo that seat, endorse the man who was seeking to challenge her and run instead for an at-large seat for County Council. Ortman-Fouse made the announcement on Facebook on Friday. “I know there are about 30 candidates […]

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February 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Signs On to ‘Agency Fee’ Court Case

Montgomery County will sign on to court papers in a case the Supreme Court will hear next week that could affect how the county government interacts with its employee unions. The case is Janus v. the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the Janus is Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee who […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Two Germantown Men Face Burglary, Other Charges

Two Germantown men face burglary and other charges, a Montgomery County police statement said. Ke-Onta I. Goldsberry, 18, of the 13200 block of Country Ridge Drive in Germantown, was charged with burglary and firearm offenses after he tried to sell stolen property online, police said. Christopher Goldsberry, 23, of the same Country Ridge Drive address […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

‘Undecided’ Voters Still Lead in Poll, Then Baker, Jealous, Kamenetz

A statewide poll released Thursday showed no clear winner in the crowded Democratic primary for the party’s gubernatorial nomination. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker would win 19 percent of the vote if the Democratic primary were held today, according to the Goucher Poll. Even if he was named more often than the others who […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Kamenetz Picks Former Councilmember Valerie Ervin as Running Mate

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, one of eight people seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, has selected former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin as his running mate. We're so happy to have @ValerieErvin joining the team as Lieutenant Governor! Say you're in today >> https://t.co/CK3y3gXSvP #MDpolitics pic.twitter.com/NIDVWutImv — Kevin Kamenetz (@kevinkamenetz) February 22, 2018 Ervin […]

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February 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bomb Threats Hit Churchill, Walter Johnson High Schools

Police responded to two bomb threats in high schools Wednesday morning — one at Churchill High School in Potomac and one at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. The Churchill bomb threat was called in at 7:15 a.m. and officials evacuated the school, Officer Rick Goodale said. After examined by bomb-sniffing dogs, school administrators allowed […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Baker Visits Montgomery to Talk Homelessness, Reveal Running Mate

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, who is running for Maryland governor, visited the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless on Tuesday along with his new running mate, Elizabeth Embry. During the meeting, MCCH Executive Director Susie Sinclair-Smith described programs and the county’s efforts, with the support of businesses, to reduce homelesseness. After the meeting, […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Police Investigate Threat Against Gaithersburg High

Police responded to a threat aimed at Gaithersburg High School on Tuesday, the latest in a string of threats aimed at Montgomery County Public Schools since a shooting at Florida high school last week. “It looks like rumor more than anything else,” said Officer Dan Lane of the Gaithersburg Police Department. He said Gaithersburg police […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Remains Popular Governor in Goucher Poll

Gov. Larry Hogan remains a popular politician — a Republican in heavily Democratic Maryland. A statewide poll reported Hogan’s approval rating at 61 percent, the same figure the same poll reported in September. Hogan’s popularity, however, didn’t extend to President Donald Trump. The Goucher Poll, conducted by the Towson college, found 27 percent approved of […]

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