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January 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

New Police Station Opens in Bethesda After Nearly 60 Years

Bethesda is changing which is evident just by traveling down Wisconsin Avenue where any biker or driver alike, can hear the construction happening downtown. Montgomery County Department of General Services Director David Dise called it the “sound of prosperity” early Monday as he welcomed county leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Montgomery County […]

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January 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Chelsea Manning Enters the Senate Race

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the legislative session, Chelsea Manning enters the U.S. Senate race against Ben Cardin, and the future of the DACA debate. This week’s panel of political observers includes Henry Hailstock, Cynthia Rubenstein, Sean Winkler, and Jerry Cave. You can watch […]

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January 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Campus Kitchen in Rockville Fights Hunger in the Community

Students enrolled at University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES) hospitality and tourism management program are helping to fight in hunger in Montgomery County. Each month under faculty instruction, students prepare a home cooked meal for families in need through the Campus Kitchens Projects (CKP). CKP is a nonprofit based in Washington D.C. that partners with […]

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January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Meets the Media

Council President Hans Riemer meets the media Jan. 22 where the topics are Montgomery County’s selection as one of 20 potential sites for the new Amazon “HQ2,” the government shutdown and the council’s efforts to trim the current budget because of a revenue shortfall.

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January 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Riemer Stay Mum on Amazon Site

Montgomery officials aren’t revealing the location the county has pitched as a possible location for Amazon’s “HQ2” — the site where the Seattle-based company would build for 50,000 employees. On Thursday, Montgomery County was chosen as a potential site, one of 20 potential locations out of 238 that were competing for the new office complex […]

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January 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Behind the Scenes: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Rehearses for Jan. 21 Strathmore Step Afrika!

The Music Center at Strathmore presents the fourth annual showcase of stepping with Step Afrika! Sunday, January 21 at 5 p.m. Percussive dance styles practiced by African American fraternities and sororities plus African traditional dance and art forms from around the world come together as Step Afrika! integrates songs, storytelling, and humor into a highly entertaining, interactive […]

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January 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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January 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Animal Adoptions Increased 17 percent in 2017

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center had more than 2,200 adoptions in 2017, a 17 percent increase over last year, said Katherine Zenzano, the agency’s community outreach coordinator. The center has a 93 percent “live release rate,” which she called a good number for a municipal shelter. At 90 percent and up, a shelter […]

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January 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rahn Says Residents Should Anticipate Minor Delays for Purple Line Project

The Purple Line is still on track to begin service in 2022 but it may not be exactly in the spring as predicted since project leaders are anticipating some delays, according to Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Peter Rahn. “We do expect there to be some movement of the revenue service date but I do not anticipate […]

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January 19, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: County Executive Ike Leggett releases his FY 19-24 recommended Capital Budget; FY19 Operating Budget Forums begin to take place countywide; recap of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service […]

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