Government

October 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Andrew Friedson Enters Race for Council District 1

A 31-year-old who grew up in Montgomery County is running in the Democratic primary for the County Council’s 1st District to address what he called the “Montgomery County squeeze.” Andrew Friedson of Bethesda said he wanted to make sure communities are livable and accessible for families. “That means addressing the ‘Montgomery County squeeze’ that’s putting […]

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October 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Gather for Forum

Six Democratic candidates seeking to be the next Maryland governor will take part in a in a forum Saturday in Germantown. The event is hosted by United for Maryland PAC, a coalition of more than 30 grassroots organizations and activists that united and mobilized after the Women’s March in January 2017. Topics include health care, […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

Montgomery County launched an awareness campaign Monday to ensure victims of domestic violence are aware of county programs that can help. Ads on Ride On buses and at bus shelters will provide contact information for the Family Justice Center and the Abused Persons Program. The ads were unveiled at a news conference at the Executive […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Seeking Applicants for Grants Advisory Group

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants for its Grants Advisory Group for Fiscal Year 2019, according to a news release. The volunteer community panel will review grant applications and advise the Council on proposals received from the non-profit community. Letters of interest from applicants must by Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. The Grants Advisory […]

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October 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the new express bus service along Maryland Route 355 which is free through October. Next up, the county launches a pilot program with Mobike in Downtown Silver Spring to offer a dockless bike sharing service. Watch the show in its entirety […]

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October 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Reform on Tap’ Task Force Comes to Silver Spring (VIDEO)

The beer was brewed in house. The conversation on Wednesday, however, was focused, in part, on Annapolis and what lawmakers would do for the state’s growing craft beer industry. About 30 people showed up at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring to hear from Comptroller Peter Franchot and other officials about proposals for the 2018 […]

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October 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council President Roger Berliner Meets the Media (VIDEO)

County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters and topics included the Las Vegas shooting, the Purple Line and the new extRa buses.

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October 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

In Wake of Las Vegas, Berliner ‘Proud’ To Live in State Where Assault Rifle Ownership Impossible (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner used a part of his meeting with the media Monday to discuss the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 50 people killed. “It is truly an horrific attack, an horrific assault, an horrific event,” Berliner told reporters. “And so to all those who were affected and […]

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October 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Officials React to Las Vegas Tragedy

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement on the Oct. 1 tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada: “The First Lady and I are praying for Las Vegas in the aftermath of the horrific shooting last night – an unconscionable and violent act of hate. We send our deepest sympathies to everyone who lost loves ones […]

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September 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with Tuesday’s  public hearing on the Council’s proposed legislation to raise the minimum wage.  Moving to transportation, Governor Hogan announces major projects to add lanes to I-270, the beltway and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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