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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Draws Flak Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Comment

County Councilmember Marc Elrich was taken to task Wednesday for his choice of words — “ethnic cleansing” — to describe how the 16-mile Purple Line would displace neighborhoods along its route. “Words matter. To equate potential gentrification with ethnic cleansing is offensive. Period,” County Council President Roger Berliner said. Elrich and Berliner were among the […]

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November 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Health Care Entrepreneur Enters County Executive Race

Another name has entered the 2018 race for Montgomery County executive. David Blair, 48, of Potomac has said he plans to run in the Democratic primary. Blair calls himself a progressive Democrat supporting affordable and accessible health care. His website, blairformontgomery.com, focuses on taking the county to “the next level.” On his website, Blair says […]

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September 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Left Out of Candidates Debate

Republican county executive candidate Robin Ficker is objecting to a Nov. 15 forum hosted by The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce because the event includes only the three Democratic candidates for the position. The event got an attack from a second front — that the chamber was seeking $50 from chamber members and $70 from […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State Senator Cheryl Kagan Considers Political Options in 2018, Including the County Executive’s Race

Make no doubt about it, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, loves representing District 17 residents in Annapolis. “I am honored to represent the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville,” she said in an interview Monday. But she’s also considering some other options in 2018, including the race for Montgomery County executive. Over the last few […]

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June 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Kicks Off County Executive Campaign (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal kicked off his campaign for county executive Saturday drawing about 100 supporters at Wheaton Regional Park. Much of his address to his supporters focused less on policy initiatives and more on how he would make county government work. “As your next County Executive, I will lead a cost-effective government that […]

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June 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Formally Enters County Executive Race

County Council President Roger Berliner said Wednesday he would work to bring prosperity for all county residents. “Not just some, but all. Extending the ladder of economic opportunity up and down,” Berliner said at an event announcing his campaign to become Montgomery’s next county executive. About 70 people attended the announcement, at Owen’s Ordinary. Berliner […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner: During Political Season, He Remains ‘Committed to Working with Colleagues’

Council President Roger Berliner said he remains “committed to working” with his colleagues on the issues. Here’s his full reply to a question about how he anticipates the council to work through the upcoming political season:

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks Trash (… and Budget, and Politics …)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday, and discussed last week’s straw vote on the county’s $5.4 billion spending plan, as well as the troubles with getting a trash contractor to live up to his contract. He also discusses the upcoming election season, where possibly three or more members of the County Council […]

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May 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trone Foundation Donates $2.5 Million to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda

The David and June Trone Family Foundation has donated $2.5 million to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, the hospital announced on Monday. It’s one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever received by the hospital. According to a news release from the hospital, the money will be used to support mental and behavioral health services, including addiction […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett and Van Hollen Discuss Local and Federal Issues (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Senator Chris Van Hollen met this week to talk about a variety of issues including, the federal budget and transportation issues. “We were meeting about a whole range of issues important to Montgomery County and Maryland,” Van Hollen said.  “I wanted to get an update from him on what […]

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