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April 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Marijuana Positions Divide Democrats Who Want to Be Governor

Seven Democrats who want to face Gov. Larry Hogan in November discussed issues at a candidate forum in Silver Spring on Tuesday night. One of the questions concerned their positions on marijuana decriminalization and legalization. Here’s what they had to say: The candidates were Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, former NAACP president and CEO […]

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April 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Honors Gold-Medal Winner Haley Skarupa

Haley Skarupa, who graduated from Wootton High School, received a proclamation from the Montgomery County Council for being part of the gold-medal winning women’s Olympic hockey team.

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April 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Blames Parents for Achievement Gap

At a forum Monday night for Montgomery County Board of Education candidates, Brandon Rippeon said parents were to blame for the county’s persistent achievement gap, with white and Asian students outperforming African American and Hispanic students. Here’s a follow-up interview: Rippeon is running for the at-large seat made vacant by Jill Ortman-Fouse, who is running […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Candidates’ Forum Monday at Gaithersburg High

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs and the  NAACP (Montgomery County Chapter) hosted a Board of Education candidates forum at Gaithersburg High School Monday. The forum included Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie Reiley, Brandon Orman Rippeon, John A. Robertson, Karla Silvestre, and Stephen Sugg in the […]

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April 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

County Program Aims to Diversify Teacher Workforce with Men of Color

A program in Montgomery County is working to increase and retain male educators of color to reflect the school district’s diverse population. The Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project started in 2013 after the organization’s co-founder Inger Swimpson found that male teachers of color were having difficulties with finding success in Montgomery County Public […]

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April 20, 2018 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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April 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Candidates Provide Thoughts on Environment

Five of the Democrats who want to be Montgomery County’s next county executive fielded questions Thursday night at Takoma Park Middle School. One question showed each would take environmental steps, although they seemed to have different ways to approach the issue. Participating were Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich and George Leventhal as well as health […]

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April 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Tours Fire Station

Gov. Larry Hogan, in the county for an autism event and a business event, toured the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove fire station, getting a look at fire equipment and the lives of firefighters.

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April 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Hogan Calls for New Procurement on Highway Contract

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday asked Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn for a new procurement for a consulting contract to guide $9 billion in highway spending. The $68.5 million contract became the source of questions by the Board of Public Works. The Daily Record in Baltimore reported that Rahn had failed to disclose ownership and sale […]

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April 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. The county council takes a closer look at this year’s operating budget, Capital Bikeshare opens more stations in the county, the Connie Morella Library in Bethesda reopens, and April 28th is Drug Take Back Day.     On […]

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