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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Democrats Pick Tom Perez to Head DNC (VIDEO)

Democrats have picked former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a Takoma Park resident, to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On his Twitter account on Saturday, Perez wrote, “It will be the privilege of my life to serve you as DNC chair to unify our party and lead the fight.” Also on Twitter, President Donald Trump […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Need Your Help to Find Missing Gaithersburg Woman (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers are asking for your help to find a missing Gaithersburg woman. According to police, Angelica Ivania Barahona-Rivas was last known to be at work at the Wok Express located at 9615 Lost Knife Road in Gaithersburg at 9 p.m. last night. Police said it is believed she left work around that […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Town Hall on Challenging Trump Planned for Sunday in Silver Spring

Some of Montgomery County’s top politicians will take part in a town hall meeting Sunday, led by the Takoma Park Mobilization, that will discuss how to challenge President Trump. Rep. Jamie Raskin will speak on “One Nation Under the Constitution: How the People and Congress Can Stop a Lawless President,” according to a flier advertising […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rare Disease Day to Focus on Research at NIH on Feb. 27 in Bethesda

Did you know that an estimated 25 million Americans are affected by a rare disease? On Feb. 27, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda will host Rare Disease Day to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and research collaborations that are making a difference. This year’s global theme is research. […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Good Counsel’s Bob Milloy Retires After 47 Years of Coaching Football (VIDEO)

After more than 47 years of coaching high school football here in Montgomery County, Bob Milloy has announced he is hanging up his whistle. The Olney resident has been the head coach at Good Counsel High School for the past 16 years, and that’s where Susan Kenedy caught up with this legend to talk about […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council’s PHED Committee to Discuss Transportation Issues with Proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan

The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee will discuss transportation issues for the proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan, according to a news release. A traffic analysis conducted by the County’s Planning Board staff and an analysis contracted by the Town of Chevy Chase in partnership with the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Panelists Discuss Trump’s Immigration Polices, Maryland Pension System (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and panelists discuss local reaction to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, the Maryland state pension system, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s opposition to expanding the powers of the Maryland Attorney General and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Elbridge James, Susan […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville Make Top 10 List of Most Diverse Cities

Four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, according to a new report by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared 501 of the largest U.S. cities using three indicators: ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. According to the 2017 findings, Jersey City, New Jersey is the most diverse […]

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February 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Preview (VIDEO)

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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February 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Applicants Sought for Montgomery Planning Board

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Montgomery County Planning Board. The second term of Marye Wells-Harley (Democrat) will expire on June 14, and she is not eligible for reappointment. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. Members serve four-year terms and are […]

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