BCC’s The Tattler Hosts Panel Discussion on the Supreme Court (Video)

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (BCC) newspaper, The Tattler organized a panel discussion on the Supreme Court featuring high profile experts. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

Harry’s Scoop on Newspapers, Commentators

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Here’s “Chapter 2” from a folder of drafts Harry filed on his computer in the 1980s and ’90s. At the time, he’d thought about writing a book on the media. We can only imagine things he would have had to say about the media today.   Chapter 2 Here’s a question I’m often asked, sometimes […]

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December-Here's To Your Wealth

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  December 2016 and Outlook into 2017 The Markets: In the fourth quarter of 2016, the U.S. stock market had a strong performance and was likely benefiting from three main areas of President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda: corporate tax reform, regulatory reform, and a robust infrastructure spending bill. To be sure, these areas can boost economic activity, […]

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SHA Road Work in Montgomery County Suspended for Inauguration Events

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The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures from today through Jan. 21 in anticipation of heavy traffic volumes associated with the Presidential Inauguration and other associated events. According to a news release, the SHA is deploying additional emergency response technicians to help clear disabled vehicles and crashes on major routes in […]

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Council in Brief (VIDEO)

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CCM’s Susan Kenedy hosts Council in Brief, and this week’s show includes reports on the minimum wage increase and a new partnership to expand health services to County residents. You can watch the show, below:

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Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council voted 5-4 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. 2. Got questions about life in Montgomery County?Executive Ike Leggett is holding a virtual town hall meeting from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. today. 3. […]

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Congressman Jamie Raskin Plans to Skip the Inauguration

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Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, has announced that he will not attend the inauguration on Friday. Raskin has posted a statement on his website. In it he writes, “I have assumed that I would attend the inauguration of Donald Trump…but as the hour approaches, I realize that I cannot bring myself to go.” You can […]

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Montgomery County Council Recognizes Korean American Day (VIDEO)

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The Montgomery County Council presented a proclamation during its first legislative session of the new year to recognize Korean American Day, which was celebrated on Jan. 13 while the Council was on recess. Korean American Day honors the contributions of the Korean American community to the United States and commemorates the day in 1903 when […]

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County Councilmember Rice Concerned Minimum Wage Increase Will Have a Negative Impact on Minorities (VIDEO)

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In a 5-4 vote, the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16  on Tuesday which will gradually increase the County minimum wage for most businesses to $15 per hour by 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. […]

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County Council Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2020 (VIDEO)

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Cheers from the audience after the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16 that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 for some businesses. After approving five amendments to the bill, the Council voted 5-4 on the amended bill, making Montgomery County one of the first jurisdictions in the […]

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Elderly Woman Struck by Vehicle in Wheaton

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An 82-year-old Silver Spring woman is hospitalized with what police describe as “life threatening injuries” after she was struck by a vehicle in Wheaton on Jan. 15, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. Police said it happened at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Reedie Drive before noon. Detectives are […]

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