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January 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Riemer Appointed to FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

UPDATED Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has named Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer to serve as one of two county officials nationally on the FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC provides guidance, expertise and recommendations to the Commission on a range of telecommunication issues for which local, state and Tribal […]

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October 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 7, in Montgomery County

Here’s a look at five things to know today, Oct. 7, in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to half staff in honor of a U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier from Takoma Park who was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan this week. 2. FEMA has activated a team of […]

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July 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Some D.C. Museums Close after Power Outage Near the Mall

UPDATED Pepco officials say a power outage on Friday afternoon near the National Mall was caused by underground equipment failure and heat is believed to be the cause for the disruption of service. According to a news release from the utility company, power should be restored to 200 customers, including to federal buildings, by noon […]

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June 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Quicken Loans National Returns to Congressional Country Club (VIDEO)

The Quicken Loans National returns to Congressional Country Club this week. Here’s what you should know about getting there: Parking Information General parking for the tournament will be at the Rock Springs Parking Lot, located at 6720 Rockledge Drive in Bethesda. Shuttles will be offered from the Rock Springs Parking Lot to Congressional Country Club. A […]

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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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March 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Kenwood’s Cherry Blossoms (PHOTOS)

When you think of seeing the cherry blossoms, you probably think about heading to the National Mall. But if you live in Montgomery County, there’s another less crowded place to check out these spring beauties. That’s the Kenwood neighborhood. Some of the Yoshino Cherry Trees, at the entrance of the neighborhood, are already blooming. Here’s […]

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March 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 2, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, March 2, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is scheduled to make an announcement about future plans for Bus Rapid Transit today. 2. Montgomery County Councilmembers are hosting a Town Hall meeting in Clarksburg tonight. 3. Local leaders are asking State Highway Administration officials […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Jennifer Toole Headlines Planning Department’s Speakers Series, Her Topic is Cycling (VIDEO)

Jennifer Toole headlined the Planning Department’s Winter Speaker Series this month. Bridget Schwiesow has a recap. The next Speaker Series event takes place on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Planning Department’s auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring. Transportation planner Jeffrey Tumlin, principal and director of strategy for San Francisco-based Nelson/Nygaard, will […]

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December 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

President and Governor Order Flags to Half Staff on Dec. 7

President Barack Obama and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday, December 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is to honor those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

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August 26, 2015 | Staff Writer

Panda Cub Dies at National Zoo

The smaller of the two giant panda cubs born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Aug. 22, died shortly after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. According to a news release posted on the Zoo’s website, the panda team rotated both cubs in the past 24 hours allowing each to benefit from spending time with their mother, […]

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