Articles by Douglas Tallman

December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Expanding Summer Student Coding Efforts

A summer program where students learn to write computer code will expand tenfold, Councilmember Craig Rice announced Friday at MCM Studios. In 2019, Montgomery Can Code connected about 100 students at Title 1 schools with programmers at Apple and Montgomery College to teach them to code. The program was a half-day for three weeks. In […]

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December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police Alert Public, Then Give All Clear, in Rockville

Rockville police sent out a vague mobile alert message about 4:25 p.m. Friday asking people to keep an eye out for a man in a long black coat. Then less than an hour later, police issued an all clear. Here are more details: He was seen at the Regal Theater in downtown Rockville. A woman […]

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December 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Craig Rice on Apple, Kirwan Commission

Councilmember Craig Rice talks about a new effort to help students learn to code. It’s getting support from Apple. And we grill him on the Kirwan Commission, which is proposing $3 billion in expanded education spending.

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December 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Reports: Jury Finds Officer in McDonald’s Case Guilty of Assault

Update: Officer Moris guilty of assault. Not guilty of misconduct in office. UPDATE: The verdict is in for Officer Kevin Moris: He was found guilty of second-degree assault, and not guilty of misconduct in office. https://t.co/DEYx6QChvV — WDVM-TV (@WDVMTV) December 12, 2019 A jury finds Montgomery County Police Officer Kevin Moris guilty of second degree […]

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December 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Travis Gayles on Declining Cancer Rates

We talk with Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County health officer, about declining cancer rates. And even though the rates are falling, what does that mean if you or a loved one receive a cancer diagnosis?

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December 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Council Mulls Tax Credit for Senior Citizens Who Volunteer

The Montgomery County Council expressed its support Monday for state legislation that would allow the council to provide a tax credit to senior citizens who volunteer at schools and nonprofits. The bill is “enabling legislation,” meaning it gives the council the power to create the tax credit. It does not require the tax credit to […]

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December 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Secretary Rahn Resigns

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is stepping down and returning to his native New Mexico, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that Gregory Slater, administrator of the State Highway Administration, will become transportation secretary. The Maryland Senate will need to confirm the nomination when it reconvenes in January. […]

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December 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Dec. 9 in Montgomery County

Rain on Monday and then a cold week. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Dec. 9. 1. In Court: Kevin Moris, the Montgomery County cop charged with assault because of his handling of a drug suspect, is in Montgomery Circuit Court. He faces charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office. […]

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December 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Among State Senate Changes, King to Become Majority Leader

State Sen. Nancy King, who was the chairwoman of the influential Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, said Thursday she will be appointed the Maryland Senate’s Majority Leader. “They promised me they were building the majority leader position into something good,” King said. King, a Democrat from Montgomery Village, was ousted from the budget committee when […]

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December 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Proposes $3.8 Billion for School Construction, New Accountability Effort

Gov. Larry Hogan announced education legislation Thursday for next year’s General Assembly session that includes greater money for school construction and new accountability efforts for underperforming schools. Hogan would pump $3.8 billion in school construction funding over the next five years, covering all the new building requests — as well as upgrades and repairs — […]

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