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February 21, 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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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

High School Students Explore STEM Careers for National Engineers Week (PHOTOS)

Students from across the country are participating in National Engineers Week including students from Montgomery County Public Schools to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect them from waste, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Union Leader Jaime Contreras Condemns New DHS Deportation Plan

Following the memorandums signed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on immigration and border security, some union leaders are speaking out condemning Kelly’s actions. 32BJ SEIU represents more than 163,000 property services workers in the U.S. Roughly 18,000 of 32BJ’s property service workers in the D.C. Metropolitan and Baltimore areas are immigrants […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration Laws

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, John Kelly, has signed two memorandums to implement the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration and border security. In his memos, Kelly describes in detail how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Citizenship and […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Police Report Aggravated Assault, 2 Strong-Arm Robberies, Several Armed Robberies

Montgomery County police reported an aggravated assault near Contour Road and Lost Knife Road, Gaithersburg at about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, police said. One person displayed a weapon and assaulted a man. Police are looking for five men. County police reported two strong-arm robberies: — Inside the McDonald’s at 501 E. Randolph Road, Colesville, between […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Attracts Music Lovers from Around the Region (VIDEO)

The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival took place at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville from Feb. 16-19. Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, for some sights and sounds from the festival: I am sooo digging the Blues Alley Youth Orchesa right now! #MAJF — Stacey Williams (@tonedeafe) February 19, 2017 #MAJF is a real party! Come and […]

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February 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Spokesman Mulls Run for Montgomery Council Seat

A longtime Montgomery County employee could be among the candidates running for county council in November 2018. Neil Greenberger, who serves as the council’s spokesman, said Tuesday he was considering a council campaign. “I would chance to say I know as much about county government as anybody in the county,” said Greenberger, who plans to […]

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February 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Driver Faces Drunken Driving Charges After Striking Police Car, Injuring Officer

A 65-year-old Silver Spring man faces drunken driving charges after he struck a police car and injured an officer stopped to help motorists involved in a collision, police said. Morris Moody of Deer Valley Terrace consented to a breath test that indicated a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent, a Montgomery County police statement said.  Maryland’s […]

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February 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Feb. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s National Engineer Week and WSSC is hosting some Montgomery County high school students for a discussion about sewer science from 9 a.m. –  2 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Germantown. 2.  Bestselling author Dwight Watkins is talking about his new […]

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February 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Police Locate Missing 81-Year-Old Woman from Silver Spring (PHOTO)

UPDATED 2.21.17 Police officers have located Shoamamash Hailesus. UPDATE: Missing 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer's has been located safe & unharmed & has been reunited with family: https://t.co/ORzOLDLMVx — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) February 21, 2017 Montgomery County police officers need your help to find a missing 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s. According to police, Shoamamash Hailesus […]

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