Articles by Douglas Tallman

August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

20 Years Have Passed Since Montgomery Last Considered Condom Distribution

Because of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, Montgomery County health officials plan to distribute condoms in school wellness centers. The last time the county contemplated condoms in schools was more than 20 years ago, according to a current and former school board member. Distribution hasn’t been considered in her 20 years on the Montgomery […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Welcome to the U.S.: The Citizenship Preparation Program is a free program that will help  prepare applicants for U.S. Citizenship for the test interview and exam. The Montgomery College program occurs throughout the year, including at 6 p.m. Here […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Delivers Signatures That Could Put Her on November Ballot

Councilmember Nancy Floreen said she collected 20,343 signatures, nearly three times the figure — 7,255 — to put her independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen delivered four boxes of signatures to the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg, saying her candidacy was an attempt to bring people together, not […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Aug. 6 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Municipal Monday: The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meets starting at 7:30 p.m. One of the items on the agenda is discussion of a proposed pedestrian bridge at Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard. 2. The Heat is On: It’s […]

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August 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Said He’s Never Given Much Thought to National Office

Gov. Larry Hogan addressed members of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., on Thursday answering questions from President David Rubenstein. Hogan deferred talk about his political ambitions after a potential second term as governor:

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August 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Detective: Kentlands Graffiti Likely the Work of Silver Spring Street Gang

The gang responsible for the graffiti found on a fence in Kentlands is likely the Schuyler Road Crew, according to a Montgomery County police detective. “They are a neighborhood gang or a hybrid group,” said Detective Sgt. C.J. Bullock of the Criminal Street Gang Unit in an email to MyMCMedia. A neighborhood gang is formed […]

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August 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Would Support Changes to How Marylanders Vote in Primaries

Gov. Larry Hogan said he would support changes to the way political parties choose candidates for the general election either, saying he would support runoff elections where a candidate needs 50 percent of a party’s support before moving on to the general election, or open primaries where independent votes could cast ballots. “We need to […]

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August 1, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Body Camera Footage Reveals Moments Before White’s Death

Montgomery County police have released the body camera footage of Officer Anand Badgujar who confronted Robert White on a Silver Spring street June 11. The incident led to Badgujar shooting White several times. At least seven shots are heard on the video. The police also added the body camera footage of a second officer who […]

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August 1, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Optimistic He Can Win Blue Montgomery

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he could win Democrat-party-rich Montgomery County in the gubernatorial election in November. “I think we have a shot at winning Montgomery County, which would be unheard for a Republican. But I think we’re going to do it,” Hogan said. The comments came after attending a birthday party for a 105-year-old […]

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