Damascus High’s Star Running Back Jake Funk on Winning State Finals (VIDEO)

Damascus High School football star running back senior Jake Funk led his team to a 55-14 victory over the Dundalk Owl’s in the Class 3A State Football Championships. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, he talks about his team’s success.

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Council in Brief Features Reports on Minimum Wage and Permit Parking Problems (VIDEO)

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Susan Kenedy hosts Council in Brief. This week’s show begins with reaction to County Executive Ike Leggett’s veto of legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

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Council President Berliner on Marriott and Future Parking Issue (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said he is pleased with Marriott’s decision to locate its new corporate headquarters and flagship hotel on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda near Veterans Park. “You’ve got 3,000 more customers coming in everyday for all those restaurants,” said Berliner. “This is going to be huge, huge deal for that part […]

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Freedom of the Press – and Your Private Thoughts

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Recent hype about “fake news” and irrational efforts to block (and mock) the press make this essay as relevant as ever. Harry wrote it in 1991 and eventually filed it on his computer in a folder he titled “BOOK 1”. I believe he collected essays from his speeches and articles for a potential book on […]

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Tell me, What is it You Plan to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life?

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Welcome friends, I’m thrilled to join MCM’s esteemed blog family and community-at-large! And now that we’ve gotten that out of the way – I’d like to ask you a personal question: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your One Wild and Precious Life?” Beg your pardon???? You may be thinking – […]

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Governor Hogan Appoints Jheanelle Wilkins to Maryland House of Delegates

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Jheanelle Wilkins to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Wilkins to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. “I am confident that Ms. Wilkins will be a strong advocate for her constituents in Montgomery County in her new role as state […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 24, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, Jan. 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced that he’s vetoing the $15 minimum wage legislation, that was approved by the County Council last week by a 5-4 vote. 2. County Council members are scheduled to interview Robert Dorfman at 10 a.m. about leading […]

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Safe Silver Spring Chair Tony Hausner is Stepping Down (VIDEO)

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Tony Hausner, chair of Safe Silver Spring, is stepping down after serving for roughly eight years. Safe Silver Spring was created in 2009 as a partnership with residents and community leaders to develop strategies in keeping Silver Spring a safe community for people to live, work, travel, shop and play in. At a recent legislative […]

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Leggett Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says he will veto legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “The only way to express my position regarding this bill at this time is to reluctantly veto and return it to you with what I believe is a more reasonable path to moving the […]

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Residents Celebrate Chinese New Year in Potomac

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Hundreds of residents enjoyed dance, music, art and more at the Chinese New Year Celebration in Potomac on Sunday. Sponsored by the Friends of Potomac Community, attendees were treated to performances, food tasting and a cultural exhibit to bring in the “Year of the Rooster.” “This event embraces the diversity of our community and was […]

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County Council to Interview Leggett's Pick to Lead DLC on Tuesday (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council members are scheduled to interview Robert Dorfman on Tuesday. Dorfman is County Executive Ike Leggett’s pick to lead the Department of Liquor Control. You may remember that former DLC Director George Griffin left the post last year, and Fariba Kassiri, assistant chief administrative officer, was named acting director of the department. The […]

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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