Government

October 18, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Ongoing Opioid Crisis Addressed in Press Conference

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined the county’s Opioid Intervention Team to address the ongoing crisis in a press conference Friday in Rockville.  Jacqueline Fleming, who’s been in recovery from addiction since October 2018, joined Elrich and others at the conference to talk about her experience and what resources people in recovery need. 

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October 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

‘A Really Great Fighter for Social Justice’: Elrich on Cummings’ Legacy

The day after 12-term Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings died, words of admiration and respect keep pouring in. MyMCMedia caught up with County Executive Marc Elrich on Friday and asked him about Cummings’ legacy.

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October 18, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Town Hall Meeting with Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County Council to Host Youth Town Halls

The Montgomery County Council will be hosting two youth town halls in the upcoming weeks. The County wants to learn more about the issues that are impacting young people in the area. The two town halls will be taking place on Oct. 30 at Clarksburg High School and Nov. 13 at Wheaton High School. Each […]

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October 17, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes de Maryland Lloran la Muerte del Representante Elijah Cummings

El representante Elijah Cummings es recordado por su dedicación a los derechos civiles, Maryland y Baltimore. Murió la madrugada del jueves en el Hospital Johns Hopkins por complicaciones de problemas de salud. Tenía 68 años. Cummings sirvió 22 años en el Congreso de los EE.UU. después de servir 13 años en la Cámara de Delegados. […]

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October 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor Cummings

Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered U.S. and Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. The Maryland Secretary of State’s office, which publishes the status of flags, said this about Cummings: Congressman Cummings leaves behind an incredible legacy of fighting for Baltimore City and working to improve people’s lives. He […]

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October 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

‘A Man of Principle, Unity, Dignity, Compassion’: Maryland Leaders Mourn Death of Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings is being remembered for his devotion to civil rights, Maryland and Baltimore. He died early Thursday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications of health ailments. He was 68. Cummings served 22 years in the U.S. Congress after serving 13 years in the House of Delegates, rising to be Speaker Pro Tem. […]

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October 16, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Approves Lawsuit Against Juul Labs

The Montgomery County Council publicly authorized its lawsuit against Juul Labs and Altria Group on Tuesday.  The council is suing the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) manufacturers and distributors for targeting minors in their marketing, breaking state and federal law. The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 11.  In the statement on behalf of the council, Council President […]

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October 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Housing Impact Fairness Act Would Raise $100 Million For Affordable Housing, School Construction

On Tuesday, Councilmember Evan Glass introduced The Housing Impact Fairness Act which would raise $100 million for affordable housing and school construction throughout the county over the next decade. The Housing Impact Fairness Act ensures that all newly built single-family homes contribute fairly to Montgomery County’s infrastructure needs. This legislation is expected to close a […]

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October 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Senators Van Hollen, Smith Unite in Afghanistan

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen met with state Sen. Will Smith who has been deployed. The one senator captured the other senator on Instagram. View this post on Instagram Back in March, my good friend State Senator Will Smith left the Maryland State Senate to head to Afghanistan to work as an intelligence officer in […]

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October 15, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Elrich Announces Online Chat on October 28

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting an online chat from 2 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 via the Montgomery County website. This live, online discussion gives residents a chance to send questions, or comments, directly to County Executive. You may submit questions to the county executive before and during the online event at Live Discussion with County […]

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