January 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Rapist-Parental Rights Appears Headed to Passage in General Assembly

The General Assembly is expected to do something they haven’t been able to do for 10 years: Pass legislation that would strip the parental rights of rapists. The measure has failed to pass each time it has come up over the past decade. This year, Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. […]

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December 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 19 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Tuesday, Dec. 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Less Waste for the Holidays: “Holiday Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Display at Brookside Gardens” takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brookside Gardens 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 2. It IS a Wonderful Life: Enjoy the timeless Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” […]

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December 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Council Declares ‘Climate Emergency’ Prescribing Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Declaring a “climate emergency,” Montgomery County Council members Tuesday called on the federal, state and other local governments to reduce greenhouse gases 80 percent by 2027 and 100 percent by 2035. It seeks to “initiate a massive global mobilization to restore a safe climate and build a sustainable economy.” The resolution was the second in […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Two Others Charged in Wheaton Park Slaying

Montgomery County police have arrested a man and a woman for the death of an unidentified person found in Wheaton Regional Park, a police statement issued Friday said. Police had previously charged Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, with murder in the slaying. Lopez-Abrego remains held without bail at the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to online […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Maryland Offering Billions to Amazon

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland’s bid to lure Amazon’s new headquarters will be measured in the billions of dollars. The story also says New Jersey has announced it’s bid will be $7 billion. Gov. Larry Hogan has made no secret on where he thinks Amazon should relocate — he favors the Port Covington […]

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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Gets Life in Murder of 72-Year-Old Woman

A 23-year-old man from Northeast Washington received a life sentence Wednesday for the death of a 72-year-old woman in Wheaton, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Kwasi Sadler was convicted in the death of Linda Johnston, who was stabbed in her Arcola Avenue home Aug. 6, 2015, according to a statement by Montgomery County police at […]

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August 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Sound Off on Pepco Rate Increase in Rockville Hearing (VIDEO)

To Jean Sperling of Chevy Chase, Pepco’s energy-efficiency programs save her more than the $7.37 a month her electricity bill would likely increase under a proposed rate hike. “Based upon a value for my buck theory, I support this increase,” Sperling said Wednesday night at a Rockville hearing on the proposed rate increase before the […]

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July 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Hires Firm to Assist With Police Chief Search

City of Takoma Park officials approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s council meeting to hire a consulting firm to assist in their national search for the city’s new police chief. Springsted Waters, based in Minneapolis, was chosen but will work out of their Mechanicsville office in Virginia. City officials requested proposals from qualified executive search firms […]

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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 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Community Foundation Fund Raises $300K of $500K Sought

The Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund — established to help nonprofits working to support vulnerable communities during a period of federal policy change — has raised $300,000 of the $500,000 it hopes to raise by July 4, according to an email from the organization. The Community Foundation has set a goal of raising $500,000 for the […]

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