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August 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Melania Trump Visits Rockville to Speak Out Against Cyberbullying

First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, was joined by Google, Facebook and Twitter executives in Rockville early Monday to speak out against cyberbullying. “In today’s global society, social media is a part of our children’s daily lives,” she said. “It can be used in many positive ways, but can also be destructive and […]

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August 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visits the county to announce a new initiative to combat human trafficking in the state; Executive Ike Leggett talks about the move to install 5G cell antennas throughout the […]

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August 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

#CityHallSelfie Day Puts Spotlight on Communities

Local gov got some love Wednesday with #CityHallSelfie Day. Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park got into the act. Gaithersburg even changed the name of its Twitter feed to “#CityHallSelfieBurg, MD.” One of our Council Members was around taking #CityHallSelfie shots and I managed to get my own @MichaelSesma Selfie! (also pictured: proof that "runs on […]

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August 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Activists Consider Ways County Can Combat Climate Change

About 80 climate activists came together Tuesday to discuss ways Montgomery can take the next step in enacting policy changes in reaction to last year’s County Council resolution declaring a “climate emergency.” The activists broke off into smaller workgroups that then presented ideas to the larger body. “The theme that’s coming out of … the […]

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August 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Leaders to Discuss Eviction Protection for Tenants

Montgomery County leaders are inviting residents to learn more about legislation underway that aims to protect tenants from certain evictions. “Right now in the state of Maryland,  tenants can be given notification 60 days before their lease ends that the landlord will not renew,” said Matt Losak, executive director for the Montgomery County Renters Alliance, […]

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August 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Comes to Bethesda to Tout Maryland’s Tax-Free Week

Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Bethesda on Monday to highlight the state’s tax-free week. Consumers can purchase clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 without paying the Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. Franchot held a news conference at Sassanova on Bethesda Row. Here are the highlights:

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August 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: National Night Out events were held throughout the county to help reduce crime; A warning about radon and its link to lung cancer; The county is offering free mandatory immunizations to seventh graders […]

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship During Tax-Free Week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less — regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time — will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag purchase […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Manger, Leggett Talk About Next Steps in White Investigation

The internal affairs investigation of Officer Anand Badgujar could take a few months, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said Tuesday night. Badgujar shot and killed Robert White, an unarmed man, in a quiet Silver Spring neighborhood in June. The criminal investigation of the shooting was handed over to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, […]

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August 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes reports on: Maryland Department of Transportation gears up to start three road construction projects in the County; Executive Ike Leggett will join police chief Tom Manger for “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 7 at many […]

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