Articles by Douglas Tallman

December 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Podcast Looks Into What’s Happening at Libraries

A new podcast, “Library Matters,” uses digital communication to deliver information about Montgomery County Public Libraries. Produced by MCPL, the podcast has new episodes every two weeks that explore the world of books, libraries, technology, and learning. Here’s the podcast’s homepage, which includes podcast transcripts. Recent topics have included Game of Thrones, strategies to encourage […]

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December 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, Dec. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. Government Stuff: Council President Roger Berliner, who gives up the “President” mantle on Tuesday, holds his last meeting with the media at 11:30 a.m. The council’s planning commission discusses regulations on vacant buildings at 2 p.m. Also at 2 p.m, the […]

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December 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Again Deemed Not Competent to Stand Trial

Catherine Hoggle, who faces two murder charges after the disappearance of her two young children, was deemed not competent to stand trial, a spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office said. Circuit Court Judge Michael Mason made the determination in a status hearing. Hoggle, 31, will be evaluated yearly; her next competency hearing will […]

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December 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 24-30

Our Top 10 stories spanned the gamut last week. School news, a bad wreck, restaurant news, a new grocery store and some public safety headlines thrown in for good measure. Plus there’s a news-you-can-use item on smoke detectors.

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Education Can Help Fight Gang Violence, Turnbull Says

Susan Turnbull, whom Ben Jealous announced Wednesday as his running mate, said that part of the solution to gang violence and Baltimore crime rests in providing more education. “I think part of it is moving from incarceration to education, giving people educational opportunity,” said Turnbull, in an interview with MyMCMedia. “If you have no place […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jealous Selects Turnbull as Running Mate

Ben Jealous, who seeks to be Maryland’s first African-American governor, tapped Susan Turnbull of Bethesda to be his running mate in the 2018 Democratic primary. Turnbull has played roles in behind-the-scenes politics at both the state and national levels. Her 40-year career has included stints with nonprofits, businesses and on Capitol Hill. “I’m honored to […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

State Seeks To Dismiss Vignarajah’s Suit Asserting Eligibility for Governor

Attorneys for the Maryland State Board of Elections have asked an Anne Arundel County judge to dismiss a claim, brought by a Montgomery County resident, that she is eligible to run for governor. Krishanti Vignarajah of Gaithersburg had filed suit asking the court to declare her eligible for the election because of comments made by […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Proposes Paid Sick Leave Measure — Again

Watch the Paid Leave Compromise Act announcement live => https://t.co/jo48JVOuPI pic.twitter.com/HVl6Q8zw6W — Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) November 28, 2017 Gov. Larry Hogan picked up where he left off on an issue from the 2017 General Assembly session: paid sick leave. The governor Tuesday said he would be introducing legislation at the start of the 2018 legislative […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 28, in Montgomery County: 1. Seeing Purple: County Exectuive Ike Leggett and other elected officials meet at 9:30 a.m. at College Park to create pathways to opportunity for those who work, live and invest in the Purple Line corridor. 2. Council Meeting: The Montgomery County Council has […]

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November 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Meeting the Media, Nov. 27

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with members of the media on Monday and discussed: climate resolutions, a new park in Bethesda, a Purple Line event Tuesday, Metro funding and gang violence.

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