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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half StaffMaryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff, from now thru sunset on June 16, in honor of the victims lost in the Orlando, Florida tragedy on June 12.

Governor Hogan also released a statement:

“The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a nightclub in Orlando. We offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the innocent victims of this act of terror, and our deepest gratitude to the first responders and law enforcement who responded to this tragedy with bravery and courage.

“I have reached out to Florida Governor Rick Scott to express our support during this time. The State of Maryland is ready and willing to provide any assistance needed. Governor Scott has called for a moment of silence and prayer at 6 p.m. today for the victims and their loved ones. I urge everyone in Maryland to join in Governor Scott’s call for unity and prayer.”

Craig Rice on Reported Bullying of Muslim Students in Schools (VIDEO)

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Surveys by the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring and the International Cultural Center (ICC) in Montgomery Village show that that national and international events like the tragic Orlando shooting are having an impact on students, according to a report by The Washington Post. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice addresses the surveys […]

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County Council Nancy Navarro on Orlando Tragedy

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Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro is speaking out about the tragedy in Orlando. “This targeted attack that took the lives of 49 people should be more than just a moment of reflection, but a call to action,” she said at the Council dais on Tuesday. Read her full statement, below: “On Sunday, Orlando fell victim […]

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County Executive Ike Leggett on Orlando Mass Shooting

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released a statement in reference to the fatal shootings in Orlando on Sunday. “Our hearts go out to the friends and families of the victims of Sunday’s tragic shooting in Orlando. “The tragic interplay of intolerance and too-easy access to automatic weapons once more has caused occasion for national […]

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Mikulski Releases Statement on Orlando Shootings

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U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski has issued the following statement on the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida: “This is a national tragedy. I join Maryland and the nation in offering my deepest condolences, prayers and heartfelt sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities of those killed in this senseless act of violence […]

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President Obama on Mass Shooting in Orlando: "We Will Not Give into Fear" (VIDEO)

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President Obama delivered a statement on the mass shootings that occurred in Orlando, Florida on June 12. “This was an act of terror and an act of hate,” said President Obama. “We will not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we will stand united, as Americans, to protect our people, and […]

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff, from now thru sunset on June 16, in honor of the victims lost in the Orlando, Florida tragedy on June 12. Governor Hogan also released a statement: “The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a […]

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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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