diversity

May 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rockville Flags Give a Splash of Color to City’s Diversity (VIDEO)

To celebrate the city’s multicultural heritage, the city of Rockville has placed about 150 flags around the downtown, alongside U.S. flags, on light poles. The idea that grew out of a town hall meeting on Feb. 9. A city news release said residents suggested the flag display as a means to demonstrate the Rockville’s commitment to […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Contest Announced for MCPS Students Aimed to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced the launch of a new contest for MCPS students to aimed to combat hate at a recent Board of Education meeting. The contest titled, “United We Learn,” is in response to recent hate-based incidents around the county and country, according to Smith. Students will have […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville Make Top 10 List of Most Diverse Cities

Four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, according to a new report by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared 501 of the largest U.S. cities using three indicators: ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. According to the 2017 findings, Jersey City, New Jersey is the most diverse […]

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February 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Mayor Jud Ashman Says There’s No Need to Call Gaithersburg A Sanctuary City

Gaithersburg was recently ranked number one by WalletHub as the most diverse city in the country, which is why one resident expressed his concern over the recent executive orders on immigration signed by President Donald Trump at last night’s mayor and council meeting. “We celebrate the fact that we are the most diverse city in America […]

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February 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Watch County Report This Week (VIDEO)

County Report This Week includes reports on the Montgomery County Public Schools’ operating budget, upcoming education forums, a town hall meeting in Rockville about diversity and more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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February 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Schedules a Town Hall Meeting on Diversity for Feb. 9 (VIDEO)

Updated 1.30.17 In an effort to ensure that Rockville is a community that welcomes and engages everyone who lives and works there, city officials are inviting residents to attend a Town Hall meeting on diversity set for Feb. 9.  This is the first town hall style meeting on this topic, according to city officials. “Rockville is proud to […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to known today, Feb. 9, in Montgomery County: 1. Bundle up. It’s going to be a cold day and the winds are expected to pick up later today. You may want to leave for work or school early because wet roads may slow the commute. 4:40 AM Thursday 02/09/17 Storm Update: […]

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February 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Reassures Montgomery County Residents of All Cultures and Faiths in Happy New Year Video

In a video message posted on the Montgomery County YouTube page, Executive Ike Leggett wishes residents a happy Lunar New Year. He is also reassuring residents of all cultures and faiths about life in Montgomery County. “I want to extend my warmest greetings and best wishes for a happy and prosperous year of the rooster,” […]

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January 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Address Community Concerns About Immigration in Joint Statement

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council members have released a joint statement about immigration to address community concerns about safety, discrimination, legal status and harassment. “Montgomery County is committed to building and maintaining a safe and inclusive community for our residents. Understanding, tolerance, and respect are hallmarks of the Montgomery County way. Social […]

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January 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Navarro Denounces President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro says she is outraged about the executive orders President Trump signed this week on immigration. “I am outraged that President Trump has chosen to single-handedly obliterate protections for many of our residents who are working hard for a better life in our County and in counties and cities across […]

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