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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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February 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Candidate Filings for 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election Begin on Feb. 28

Candidates who plan to run for office in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election can begin filing at the Board of Elections (BOE) office on Feb. 28. Races on the 2018 ballot include the following Montgomery County offices: County Executive, County Council, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and the Montgomery […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Council Urges State of Maryland to Ban Fracking

The Montgomery County Council has approved a resolution, introduced by Councilmember Marc Elrich, urging the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan to enact a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing and other types of “Unconventional Gas Development and Production.” “We have banned fracking in Montgomery County. But that is not enough,” said Elrich. We have […]

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February 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Virtual Town Hall Meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett Set for Feb. 21

Got a question about life in Montgomery County? Montgomery County residents are invited to join Executive Ike Leggett for a virtual town hall meeting from 1 – 2 p.m. on Feb. 21. Residents are encouraged to submit questions to Leggett before and during the chat, here. According to a county news release, questions and answers […]

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February 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dozens Rally at Macedonia Baptist Church About Historic Burial Site in Bethesda (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers stopped traffic on River Road in Bethesda on Sunday afternoon so dozens of protesters who gathered at Macedonia Baptist Church could march across the road to a property the demonstrators say is the site of a historic African-American burial ground. The protesters carried signs that read, “Black Lives Matter,” “Black History […]

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February 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Says Montgomery Searching for Proper Response to Immigration Raids (VIDEO)

After a weekend of immigration enforcement raids across the country, Montgomery County officials are trying to find the right response to reassure its immigration community, County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday. “We’re trying to figure out in this very new world order how we in the county can go about doing what is appropriate […]

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February 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Prepares to Relocate the Confederate Soldier Monument

It’s been one year this week since Rockville leaders voted, 4-1, against accepting the 104-year-old statue of a Confederate Soldier from Montgomery County for relocation at the Beall Dawson Historical Park. During the last 12 months, the monument in front of the Red Brick Courthouse has not moved and there’s been no public discussion about […]

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