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June 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Greg Wims Honored for 50 Years of Volunteer Service

On Sunday June 3, close to 200 people attended a celebration honoring Greg Wims for 50 years of volunteer service. Wims has clocked close to 39 thousand volunteer hours and served on over 40 non-profit boards during the five decades. U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett both presented proclamations to […]

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March 1, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for March 1

The National Weather Service expects strong winds late Thursday night through Friday evening that may cause power outages. Here are five things you need to know today, Thursday, March 1 happening in (or near) Montgomery County: 1. Bicycle Master Plan:  The planning board meets today and will hold their third work session on the Bicycle Master Plan. […]

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September 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with school news. County schools began the new school year on Sept. 5 with record enrollment. There are also reports on mass shooter training for Montgomery College students and faculty, improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg, and more. Watch the show in […]

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August 2, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Claros Brothers Deported to El Salvador (VIDEO)

Diego and Lizandro Claros, who fled violence in El Salvador, have been deported, according to the immigrant rights group Casa of Maryland. Their plane landed in El Salvador as their emotionally distraught family attended a news conference. Casa de Maryland organized the event in Hyattsville where more than 50 people gathered to show support for […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Send Their Thoughts and Prayers to Sen. John McCain

Local leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers to Sen. John McCain, Republican, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. “You have overcome tough battles before,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen on Twitter. “Cancer just picked the wrong guy to mess with,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in a Facebook post. “Wishing rapid recovery […]

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July 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: Maryland Leaders Release Statements About Decision to Halt FBI Project

U.S. Rep. John Delaney, a Democrat, released a statement Wednesday about the Trump administration’s decision to cancel the procurement for the FBI headquarters project: “America needs a FBI that can operate efficiently and effectively and it is in the national interest that the FBI has a new consolidated headquarters. This is a rash, rushed and […]

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May 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 10, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Scam Alert: Montgomery County police officers are warning residents about a jury duty telephone scam. 2. Talk of the Town: U.S. senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are sharing their reaction to the firing of FBI Director James Comey on social media. […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

U.S. Senators Cardin and Van Hollen on Firing of FBI Director Comey (VIDEO)

On social media, U.S. senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are sharing their reaction to the news that President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. We’re at a dark and dangerous moment in American history. pic.twitter.com/SqsrGaqDh7 — Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) May 10, 2017 If there was ever a doubt that we need […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen: “We Want to Make Sure That WMATA is a Success” (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld recently released his financial plan to keep the Metrorail “safe, reliable and affordable.” “I am still taking a look at that plan,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, one day after the plan was made public. “He and I are actually in the process of trading phone calls. We want to […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen Says There’s More to Do on I-270 Corridor (VIDEO)

Senator Chris Van Hollen said this week’s announcement about the state’s $100 million project to relieve congestion on I-270 is an important step forward. Still, he said, there’s more work to do. “We need to do a lot more to really address the situation on the I-270 corridor,” said Van Hollen.  “The I-270 corridor is […]

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