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September 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing, Upcoming School Board Races

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County recently allowed larger religious gatherings. Was this a reaction to political pressure? The school district is projecting a $155 million dollar shortfall. Will this impact the upcoming school board election? Is it time to […]

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September 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Providing Free Emergency Mental Health Services

Free crisis services are available 24 hours a day, all year round for Montgomery County residents in need. The county’s Crisis Center has the Mobile Crisis Team, which provides emergency evaluations for individuals experiencing mental health distress. According to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services officials, the program also has four crisis […]

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September 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Maryland Running Back and Damascus Alum Jake Funk

Five years ago, Jake Funk helped lead Damascus High School to an undefeated 14-0 record and the Maryland 3A state football title scoring seven touchdowns in the championship game against Dundalk. Now he’s a senior running back at the University of Maryland. Injuries have ended his last two seasons and it looked like he would […]

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September 24, 2020 | Staff Writer

Three Suspects Arrested for Stolen Vehicle, Gun, and Drug Offenses in Gaithersburg

According to the Gaithersburg Police Department, three suspects were arrested and charged for stolen vehicle, gun and drug offenses on Tuesday. 18-year-old Dewaun Matthew Jordan of Gaithersburg faces charges for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy to commit auto theft. 17-year-old Jvar Rashad Allen and 16-year-old Tejion James Jones are both being charged […]

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September 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Shepherd’s Table

Kim Jones hosts Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Manny Hidalgo, executive director of Shepherd’s Table. Jones and Hidalgo discuss how the Silver Spring-based nonprofit helps people who are homeless with meals, social services, and other basic needs. Watch […]

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September 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Ballot Question B Would Establish Nine Council Districts

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County leaders oppose the Montgomery County Ballot Question B which would establish nine council districts. The president of the group that brought the ballot question, Kim Persaud, is a guest on this segment. What is happening […]

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September 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Bender Jewish Community Center

Kim Jones hosts Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Michael Feinstein, CEO and president of Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville. Jones and Feinstein discuss the ways Bender serves a wide range of community members, who range from “babies […]

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September 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Montgomery County Collaboration Council

Kim Jones hosts Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Elijah Wheeler, executive director of Montgomery County Collaboration Council, a nonprofit that works with both public and private organizations working to support area children and families in need. Watch previous […]

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September 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Non-Verbal Autistic Man From Rockville Located Thanks to Helpful Resident

A missing man. A helpful resident. An uplifting ending. Montgomery County Police Department recently tweeted out a heartwarming photo that captures the story. A 60-year-old non-verbal autistic man was reported missing in Rockville from Greenspan Lane on Friday shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thanks to a helpful resident, he was found an hour later, authorities say. Montgomery County […]

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September 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Frost Advisory Issued for Monday Night, Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory that begins Monday at midnight and is effective until 9 a.m. on Tuesday for  Montgomery County and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that wide spread frost is expected and sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed if left uncovered. NWS […]

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