Government

June 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Metro, Purple Line and Bethesda Sidewalk Issue

At his weekly meeting with reporters, Council President Roger Berliner discusses a proposal to change Metro’s governance, the loss of a sidewalk in Bethesda because of construction at the Apex building and his thoughts on the latest rulings from the judge hearing the Purple Line case.

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June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Orders Flags to Half Staff June 20th in Honor of Fallen Maryland Soldier

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States and Maryland flags to be lowered to half staff on Tuesday, June 20 in honor of Army Sergeant Eric Houck, who died on June 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan while serving in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. According to a press release and an Army Times article, Houck was […]

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June 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

32BJ SEIU Mourns Loss of Former D.C. Council Member Jim Graham

The Council of the District of Columbia confirmed the passing of former Councilmember Jim Graham on Facebook Thursday. Following the announcement, 32BJ SEIU Vice President Jaime Contreras released the following statement: “Immigrants and low-wage workers in the District are mourning the loss of one their most passionate and reliable champions,” said Contreras. “From living wages for […]

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June 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest edition of County Report This Week, which begins with a report on Bus Rapid Transit. Watch the show, below:

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Respond to Congressional Baseball Shooting

Following the shooting at a congressional baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and a few others injured, local and state-elected officials responded on Twitter. So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment. — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 14, 2017 […]

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June 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Appoints Judges in Montgomery County Circuit Court

Magistrate James A. Bonifant and Kevin G. Hessler were appointed to the Montgomery County Circuit Court by Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday. Hogan made the appointments after reviewing submissions from the county’s judicial nominating commission. Bonifant has been practicing law for more than 33 years, and now serves as the family division magistrate for the […]

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June 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Board of Elections Responds to Judicial Watch Claims

Government watchdog Judicial Watch claimed in April that Montgomery County had not done enough to clean out its voter rolls. The D.C.-based organization based the claim on a surprising statistic: the county Board of Elections has more registered voters than the U.S. census has voting-age adults tallied for the county. Board of Elections president Jim […]

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June 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner: County to Take Step Toward Suing FAA over Airplane Noise

Council President Roger Berliner said Monday the county would take the first steps toward taking the Federal Aviation Administration to court over airplane noise from jets taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport. That step involves a legal memorandum from Dentons Law Firm, which will be funded by a $7,500 supplemental budget request from County […]

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June 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Issues with Trash Collection

Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday and hit on three big issues: The continuing difficulties in getting trash, yard waste and recycling picked up in some areas of the county; The problems that led to the Dickerson incinerator fire in December; and And the possibility that the county would join other jurisdictions in suing […]

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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She Will be Missed

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring, according to a Montgomery County statement. Hamilton has worked for Montgomery County for almost 37 years, and she served as director of the libraries for 12 years. In a statement, County Executive Ike Leggett described Hamilton as a “remarkable woman,” that the county “will miss terribly.” […]

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