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January 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

58th Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump (LIVE STREAM)

President-Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-Elect Michael R. Pence will be sworn in to office on the west front of the United States Capitol. Watch the inauguration live, below.

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January 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government is Open on Inauguration Day, MCPS Closed

Montgomery County government will be open on Inauguration Day, which is Friday, Jan. 20. The Montgomery County Public Schools district is closed. Federal offices are also closed in the D.C. region. Below is a look at what’s open and what’s not in our region on Inauguration Day: County Offices – Open. MCPS Schools and Administrative […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Officials Seeking Public’s Input on FY18 Budget Through Online Survey

The fiscal year 2018 budget process is underway and Gaithersburg officials are asking for the public’s input. This year, instead of a public forum, city leaders are using a virtual survey online to solicit opinions on what the city’s spending priorities should be. The five question survey is available from now thru Jan. 27. “We […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Discuss Their Inauguration Weekend Plans (VIDEO)

Inauguration Day takes place every four years here in the United States and on Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn into office as the nation’s 45th President. In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, local-elected officials discuss with us their Inauguration weekend plans: State Senator Will Smith from District 20 says he plans to watch the […]

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January 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Fight for $15: Local Groups Ask County Executive Ike Leggett to Sign Minimum Wage Bill (VIDEO)

Representatives from several local organizations are asking Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to sign a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. The legislation was passed by the Montgomery County Council, 5-4, earlier this week. On Jan. 19, over a dozen people from local labor, faith and community groups attended a […]

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January 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Criminal Justice Issues Discussed at Annual Legislative Forum in Silver Spring

Criminal justice reform was the topic of discussion at the Legislative Forum held Wednesday evening in Silver Spring. The annual event, sponsored by Safe Silver Spring, is a chance for residents to hear from their state-elected officials upcoming public safety legislation that will be under consideration by the Maryland General Assembly. The panel this year […]

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January 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Communities Ask for Changes to Proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan in Letter Sent to County Council

Concerned with the impact the Bethesda Downtown Plan will have on residents, local leaders and community organizations representing roughly 10,000 downtown Bethesda households, submitted a joint letter to the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, according to a news release. Organized by the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents (CBAR), the letter highlights residents’ concerns and asks […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Releases His Recommended FY 18 Capital Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released his recommended Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Budget and amendments to the six-year FY 17-22 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The budget recommends over $2 billion for education, including $1.73 billion for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the highest funding level ever provided, as well as $332 million for […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

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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January 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Congressman Jamie Raskin Plans to Skip the Inauguration

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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