Articles by Douglas Tallman

August 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Charity Changes Name in Wake of Cardinal’s Resignation

The controversy surrounding a high-ranking official in the Catholic church has led to a Montgomery County charity to change its name. The Cardinal McCarrick Center in Wheaton has changed its name to the Catholic Charities Center because of the controversy surrounding its namesake. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigned on Saturday, July 28, after allegations surfaced he […]

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August 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Regents Take Over McNair Investigation

University of Maryland’s investigation into the death of football player Jordan McNair has been taken over by the university’s Board of Regents, according to a statement from the regents issued Friday afternoon. The board also is taking over a commission investigating the culture of the Terps’ football program, which has been led by coach D.J. […]

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August 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Activists Consider Ways County Can Combat Climate Change

About 80 climate activists came together Tuesday to discuss ways Montgomery can take the next step in enacting policy changes in reaction to last year’s County Council resolution declaring a “climate emergency.” The activists broke off into smaller workgroups that then presented ideas to the larger body. “The theme that’s coming out of … the […]

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August 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Josiah Henson ‘… Held on to That Spiritual Compass’

At the premier of “Josiah,” a documentary about abolitionist Josiah Henson, Catherine Leggett took part in a panel that discussed the effect Henson had on them. “What strikes me when I think about Josiah Henson is his spiritual compass, and always doing good,” Leggett said. “Holding on to the idea that good will prevail, in […]

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August 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Comes to Bethesda to Tout Maryland’s Tax-Free Week

Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Bethesda on Monday to highlight the state’s tax-free week. Consumers can purchase clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 without paying the Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. Franchot held a news conference at Sassanova on Bethesda Row. Here are the highlights:

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August 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 13. in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. The Fair Continues: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair continues with events involving goats, birds of prey, pig races and therapeutic riding. Check here for today’s events. 2. Tax-Free Week: Comptroller Peter Franchot will be at Sassanova in Bethesda at […]

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August 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Two Girls from Silver Spring Located Safe

Updated Aug. 10: The sisters have been located safe and unharmed, police said. Original post: Two Silver Spring sisters are missing and Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help to locate them. The girls, Kandyce and Karmen Matos, were last seen by their parents on Saturday, Aug. 4, about 11 p.m., at their home […]

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August 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan in Rockville to Unveil Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Gov. Larry Hogan said he was creating an anti-human trafficking director position to coordinate services for victims across Maryland government departments. “The chilling reality is that Maryland’s central location and access to major highways and airports like I-95 and BWI make our state a hotbed for human trafficking,” Hogan said. He spoke before a large […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, Leggett Talk About Next Steps in White Investigation

The internal affairs investigation of Officer Anand Badgujar could take a few months, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday night. Badgujar shot and killed Robert White, an unarmed man, in a quiet Silver Spring neighborhood in June. The criminal investigation of the shooting was handed over to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan: Visits to County Show Montgomery’s Importance

Gov. Larry Hogan, trying to be the first Republican in more than 60 years to win re-election in Maryland, has visited Montgomery County at least four times since the summer started. Earlier this month, the governor said he could win the county in the November elections. On Tuesday, Hogan was part of the National Night […]

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