Articles by Douglas Tallman

February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Reaching Out to Amazon Again

Amazon’s latest moves for its new headquarters means Montgomery County is reminding the online retailer its proposal is still on the table. “Yes, Montgomery County has reached out to Amazon and will look to re-engage with them. Unfortunately, I can’t comment further,” said David Petr, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. […]

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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett to Serve on University System Board of Regents

Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has been appointed to the University System Board of Regents, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office announced Friday afternoon. “It’s something that feels somewhat natural to me,” Leggett said. “It’s something I may have wanted to do later on.” Leggett retired from public office in December, after serving 12 years as […]

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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Brookeville Once Was U.S. Capital Briefly. Very Briefly.

With Presidents Day on Monday, a local historian says several presidents have passed through Montgomery County. The tiny town of Brookeville can claim to have been the “U.S. Capital for a Day.” On Aug. 26, 1814, President James Madison rode into the town after trying to stay one step ahead of the British during the […]

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February 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Gabe Albornoz Describes How Federal Shutdown Hurts County

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz says another federal shutdown would have hurt more than just the federal workers in Montgomery County, but also the tens of thousands of people who receive federal services. Nonprofits told the council that they were one or two months from a financial crisis themselves if the shutdown didn’t end. Albornoz is the […]

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February 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Counting On 2020 Census

Montgomery County is working to make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 census.

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February 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Human Trafficking in Our County

MCPD’s head of vice, Det. Sgt. David Papalia, talks about why Montgomery County is a prime location for prostitution and human trafficking — and what you can do to help — on this edition of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.  

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February 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Reports: Sides Have Deal to Avert Another Shutdown

News reports say congressional lawmakers Monday night have reached a deal on funding a border wall, which would avoid another federal government shutdown. Details of the deal are expected to be released today. But the news is reporting that the deal offers $1.375 billion for about 55 miles of border fortifications. President Donald Trump started […]

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February 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pedestrian Safety Comes Up in Veirs Mill Plan Hearing

Residents who testified at a hearing on the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan brought up pedestrian safety along the major thoroughfare. Here’s what Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro had to say about it:

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February 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Feb. 11 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Feb. 11. Nice weekend? Today, not so much. Here’s the forecast. 1. Troubled Properties: The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee meets to discuss an executive regulation that forth a methodology for designating troubled properties under county law, based on the severity and quantity of violations. You can read the […]

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February 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Dispute Brewing: Comptroller, Senator Spar Over Campaign Conflicts

Comptroller Peter Franchot on Friday asked House Speaker Michael Busch to replace his campaign treasurer because his job as a beer distributor creates a conflict of interest in the ongoing dispute over beer regulations. Franchot says Busch, who leads the 141-member House of Delegates in Annapolis, should replace Neal Katcef. Franchot claims Katcef is the […]

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