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July 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update: Bethesda Native Picked for Supreme Court

Update, July 10: Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been tapped by President Donald Trump to serve on the Supreme Court, replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy. Another local tie to Kavanaugh: He was a classmate of state Sen. Richard Madaleno at Georgetown Prep, according to Madaleno’s Facebook page. Original Post: A Bethesda native is on the list of […]

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June 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Says He Will Not Deploy National Guard Resources to the Border

Governor Hogan announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he will not deploy any National Guard Resources to the border.  His response comes amid reports that children are being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Hogan said he ordered four crew-members and helicopters to return to Maryland immediately […]

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May 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gas Prices Could Rise Due to Iran Deal Decision, AAA Says

Pump prices may climb up to $3.00 per gallon in the Washington metro area this summer due in part to the impact of economic sanctions on Iran, AAA mid-Atlantic warns. “Though anticipated, today’s White House decision brings a wide variety of global and domestic impacts,” said John Townsend II, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “In the […]

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May 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Trump Announces Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal, Maryland Leaders Respond

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal is a choice that will “destroy America’s credibility.” During his announcement Tuesday, Trump stated “this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never been made.” He went that the deal “didn’t bring calm, […]

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February 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Flags to Half-staff Following School Shooting Tragedy in Florida

President Donald Trump has ordered the American Flag to helf-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting on Feb. 14 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half staff from now until sunset on Monday, Feb. 19. As a […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘—-hole’ Comment

Following President Donald Trump’s alleged comments towards people from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, local leaders condemned his remarks on social media. The Washington Post reported Thursday that during a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump became angry after discussing protections for immigrants from several countries. The president, according to the Washington Post, asked […]

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December 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Some Residents Worry About GOP Tax Plan (VIDEO)

In a sit-down meeting with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (Md-D), Nancy Suniewick of Silver Spring expressed concern over the tax reform bills passed recently by the Senate and the House. Both bills aim to eliminate the state and local tax reduction. According to the Tax Policy Center, state and local income and real estate taxes […]

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October 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Officials React to Trump’s Executive Order on Health Care

President Donald Trump’s executive order Thursday will make it easier for consumers to buy across state lines and small businesses will be able to form a group to purchase insurance together. “Large employers often are able to obtain better terms on health insurance for their employees than small employers because of their larger pools of […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Tackle Immigration in New Documentary

Issues surrounding immigration reform hits home for Montgomery County Public Schools student Alyssa. “Most of my family came here from Mexico and El Salvador undocumented,” she said. “Them living here in the United States is an amazing feeling but all the hate that they get […] I don’t like it.” Which is why Alyssa teamed […]

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September 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Approval Ratings Remain High

Gov. Larry Hogan remains a popular Republican governor in heavily Democratic Maryland, according to a poll released Monday. And in addition to his high approval ratings, 51 percent of Marylanders who said they were likely to vote in 2018 said they are leaning toward voting or would definitely vote to re-elect Hogan. The findings were […]

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