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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Council President Berliner on President Trump, Incinerator, Universal Pre-K and More at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discussed a variety of issues at his weekly briefing with reporters on Jan. 30, beginning with President Trump. “When I assumed this responsibility as president of the County Council I did not think I would be spending my time talking about the president of the United States of America […]

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November 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

RMHS Students Demonstrate in Downtown Rockville (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Richard Montgomery High School students took to the streets in downtown Rockville on Nov. 16 to demonstrate for freedom of speech. County Cable Montgomery talked to some of those students in this report, below:

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November 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Maryland Attorney General Launches Hotline to Report Hate Crimes

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that his office launched a hotline to report hate crimes in Maryland, on Thursday. Read his full statement about the hotline, below: “Over the last week, reports of hate incidents directed at racial and ethnic minorities, Muslims, Jews, women, immigrants, and the LGBT community have increased. Sadly, Maryland is not immune to […]

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July 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Leggett and Floreen Sign Muslim Solidarity Proclamation (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen signed a proclamation today reaffirming the County’s solidarity with the Muslim community. Leggett and Floreen were joined by faith leaders, Montgomery County police officers and officials from Montgomery County Public Schools, and the County’s Health and Human Services department at the Islamic Society of Germantown […]

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July 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, July 7, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Heat Wave: Montgomery County officials have posted some online health and safety tips to beat the heat during this week-long heat wave. For more information about staying cool, visit the county’s Summer of Safety website. 2. Power Outages: Pepco officials say they are […]

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June 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Officials Celebrate Ramadan at Muslim Community Center Annual Iftaar (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett along with Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Nancy Navarro, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal, Maryland State Delegate Eric Luedtke and commissioners from the County’s Office of Human Rights attended th Muslim Community Center’s (MCC) annual iftaar dinner on Thursday night. Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger and Fire Chief Scott Goldstein also attended […]

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June 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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

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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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Releases Statement on Orlando Shootings

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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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 13, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff from now thru sunset on June 16th in honor of the shooting victims in Orlando. 2. The local Muslim community is planning a solidarity event, along with the LGBT community, […]

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June 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ramadan 2016: Muslims Begin Holy Month of Fasting

Millions of Muslims around the world, including those residing in Montgomery County, began observing the holy month of Ramadan on Monday. During the entire month, Muslims fast everyday from sunrise to sunset; this includes refraining from consuming any food or drink (water too). It’s a sacred time for followers of the Islamic faith to reflect their relationship with […]

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