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February 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Union Leader Jaime Contreras Condemns New DHS Deportation Plan

Following the memorandums signed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on immigration and border security, some union leaders are speaking out condemning Kelly’s actions. 32BJ SEIU represents more than 163,000 property services workers in the U.S. Roughly 18,000 of 32BJ’s property service workers in the D.C. Metropolitan and Baltimore areas are immigrants […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration Laws

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, John Kelly, has signed two memorandums to implement the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration and border security. In his memos, Kelly describes in detail how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Citizenship and […]

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February 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Spokesman Mulls Run for Montgomery Council Seat

A longtime Montgomery County employee could be among the candidates running for county council in November 2018. Neil Greenberger, who serves as the council’s spokesman, said Tuesday he was considering a council campaign. “I would chance to say I know as much about county government as anybody in the county,” said Greenberger, who plans to […]

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February 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan ‘Green Bag’ Appointments Include 25 Montgomery Residents

Twenty-five Montgomery County residents were included in the 2017 “green bag” appointments, which were revealed Friday. Dating back to 17th-century England, the term “green bag” refers to the green satchel that is used each year to bring the gubernatorial nominations to the Maryland State Senate. Gov. Larry Hogan submitted 189 appointments for more than 70 boards […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open, What’s Not on Presidents’ Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look at what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Presidents Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatic facilities and community centers open; aquatics programs will meet as scheduled; all other classes and programs cancelled; […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the Montgomery County Public Schools’ operating budget, upcoming education forums, a town hall meeting in Rockville about diversity and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Employees Celebrate Black History Month, Honor Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County employees celebrated Black History Month with a special program at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville today. The 2017 program entitled, “An African American Musical Journey,” highlighted several genres of music. “We started with the beat over in Africa,” said Debra Jones, chair of the Black History Program Committee. “We are showing […]

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February 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bill Would Allow County Council to Stagger Terms

The Maryland General Assembly is expected to consider legislation that would allow Montgomery County Council members to serve staggered terms. Under legislation proposed by Del. Al Carr, some council members would be elected in gubernatorial election years and some would be elected two years later in presidential election years. A hearing on the bill is […]

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February 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

School Board Adopts Fiscal 2018 Operating Budget Request (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted a $2.52 billion operating budget request for fiscal 2018 on Tuesday, $64.24 million more than the previous year. Fiscal year 2018 begins July 1. The board will submit its budget request to County Executive Isiah Leggett and the County Council by March 1. Leggett is expected to release […]

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