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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MML and Maryland Mayors, Including Fosselman and Newton, Advocate for Restoration of Highway User Revenues (VIDEO)

The Maryland Municipal League (MML) and the Mayor’s Association is calling for an overhaul of the state funding formula that provides for the distribution of Highway User Revenues to local governments. Find out more in this video: Mayors and municipal leaders are joined by a number of state legislators – including lead sponsors, Senator Nancy […]

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February 10, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Board of Elections to Ramp Up Voter Outreach at Local High Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is working to get out the youth vote in Montgomery County this election season.  Ahead of the primary election on April 26th, the BOE is aiming to register as many young voters as possible. Gilberto Zelaya is the Outreach and Early Voting Coordinator for the Montgomery County Board […]

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February 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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FAA Lifts Extended Ban on Drone and Model Aircraft Outside Washington, D.C.

Beginning today, model aircraft and drone hobbyists can fly their machines in parts of Montgomery County. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it is updating conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of today, the operating procedures […]

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February 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Police Chief Manger and Noah Leotta’s Parents to Discuss Ignition Interlock Laws in Annapolis

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and the parents of Officer Noah Leotta are in Annapolis today to speak on strengthening Maryland’s ignition interlock laws with officials from Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD). According to a news release, Chief Manger will be joined by MADD’s National President Colleen Sheehey-Church. MADD will also be releasing a […]

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February 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Officer Noah Leotta’s parents will be in Annapolis to speak on strengthening ignition interlock laws in Maryland. Mother’s Against Drink Driving (MADD) will broadcast the event on Twitter @maddonline. 2. MCPS will be holding […]

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February 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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SHA Worker Seriously Injured in Damascus

A Maryland State Highway Administration worker was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Tuesday evening in Damascus, according to local officials. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the collision occurred in the vicinity of Ridge Road and Hoffman Drive. On his Twitter account, Piringer said the worker was transported to a […]

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February 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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WSSC Warns Some Customers May Receive Higher than Normal Bills

WSSC says some of its customers are going to receive higher than normal water bills because the blizzard made it difficult to read some outside meters because they were covered in snow. As a result many customers will receive estimated bills. According to a WSSC news release, the billing period will be ten days longer […]

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February 9, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Altrusa International Helps to Provide Clean Underwear for Montgomery County’s Homeless (PHOTO)

Altrusa International of Montgomery County collected over 2,000 undergarments for homeless men and women in the County. The Altrusa International is part of a network of 358 community service clubs spread across the world. Jeanette Wolfe is the Chair of the community service committee for Altrusa International of Montgomery County. “Our goal was to provide […]

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February 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Officials Celebrate Newly Expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence with Ribbon Cutting (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Government officials and business leaders toured and celebrated the newly expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Rockville on Monday. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The new facility is 60,000 square-feet and includes 22 labs. U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator […]

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February 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Maryland State Senate Overrides Governor Hogan’s Veto on Felon Voting Rights (VIDEO)

The Maryland State Senate overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto on reinstating voting rights to released felons, on Tuesday. The law, which will go into effect in March, will allow nearly 40,000 Maryland felons, who are on probation or parole, the right to vote. The law was passed in a narrow partisan, 29-18 vote. Hogan vetoed the […]

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