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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Purple Line ‘Back on Track,’ Berliner Says

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner heralded last week’s decision on the Purple Line, in which the Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the Purple Line’s environmental approval. Here is Berliner’s take on the decision:    

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Taking Up Minimum Wage Again

The Montgomery County Council will take up legislation Tuesday designed to increase the county’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The council had passed legislation in January phasing in increases but County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed the legislation. Here, Council President Roger Berliner discusses the legislation at his Monday meeting with local reporters: Follow this […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets with Reporters on Monday

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday to discuss the Purple Line, the minimum wage, the “second crossing” for the Potomac River and a host of other topics.

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

MVA Launches Digital Driver’s License Pilot Program

Officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration have announced the launch of a new digital driver’s license pilot program. “We are proud to be on the leading edge of testing technology that will deliver the driver’s license of the future,” MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn said. “This innovative technology will increase customer convenience […]

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July 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

Countdown to 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election: MoCo Votes Blog

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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July 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Confederate Statue Removed from Red Brick Courthouse Grounds (VIDEO)

Work crews used a crane Saturday morning to lift a statue of a Confederate soldier from a bed of pachysandra over the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville and onto the back of a waiting flatbed truck. David Dise, director of the Department of General Services, provides some details about the project: The statue has been […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bidding Adieu to Confederate Soldier Statue

Historians and Civil War buffs are expected to gather today in Rockville in what some are calling the “final retreat” of a statue of a Civil War soldier in front of Montgomery County’s old district court house. The statue, erected in 1913, will be moved to a location near White’s Ferry, a spot more than […]

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July 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a report on gang activity in the county. Other stories in this week’s show include the grand reopening of the Aspen Hill Library, MCPS’ annual drive for supplies event, a new name for a swimming pool in Poolesville and more. You […]

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July 20, 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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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Administration to Sue EPA over Agency’s Failure to Regulate Pollution

The Maryland Department of the Environment has informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it intends to sue the agency over its failure to regulate 36 power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The plants are emitting nitrogen oxides in violation of the law, according to a letter sent to the EPA by […]

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