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February 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes: Officials unveil the Community Opioid Prevention Education (COPE) trailer to educate the public on warning signs of opioid addiction and resources available to help. The City of Rockville’s enforcement efforts to keep pedestrians safe. […]

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February 13, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Two Students Selected as Final Candidates for Board of Education Position

Two Montgomery County juniors are the final candidates campaigning to be the Student Member of the Board of Education. The candidates are Victoria Kidder, a junior at Magruder High School, and Nick Asante, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School. A meeting was held yesterday at Watkins Mill High School where students voted on the […]

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February 12, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass Statues Unveiled at Maryland Statehouse

Gov. Hogan unveiled statues of Maryland abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman at the Maryland State House on Monday. Their statues were placed in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the State House, the room in which the decision to abolish slavery in Maryland was made.  Tubman and Douglass were born into slavery in […]

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February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Interviews Appointee for Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Racial Equity Program Manager Tiffany Ward was interviewed by the County Council Tuesday for a position as the county’s Chief Equity Officer (CEO). Ward was appointed by County Executive Marc Elrich and the council will vote on her appointment on Feb. 25.  Today as the County Council celebrates Black History Month, it is […]

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February 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Not on Presidents Day

Here’s a list of things in the county that are open and some that are not on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17. Montgomery County County Offices – closed Libraries – closed Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – all stores open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open.  Recreation centers, senior centers […]

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February 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce is focused on starting, sustaining and growing successful black businesses throughout the state. The organization does this by offering networking opportunities, resources and partnerships which provide training, workshops, coaching and funding assistance. Currently, officials say there are about 200 business within the Chamber throughout Maryland, and 50% of their […]

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February 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Glass to Introduce Resolution Supporting D.C. Statehood

Councilmember Evan Glass will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s Montgomery County Council meeting, showing Montgomery County’s support for Washington D.C.’s statehood. This will be the first time Montgomery County has put forward a resolution formally supporting D.C. statehood. Glass’ resolution will be introduced on the same day the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is […]

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February 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council President Katz Sees Walkable Communities As Top Priority

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz met with media today to talk about pressing issues for the council. He discussed the pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall that took place at Wheaton High School on Sunday. About 200 people attended the town hall to suggest ways to reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents in the […]

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February 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Firma Ley contra la Discriminación por Peinados Naturales

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery firmó la Ley de la CORONA o “CROWN” el jueves, que hace ilegal discriminar los peinados naturales. La Ley CROWN (Creación de un mundo respetuoso y abierto para el cabello natural) fue patrocinada por los miembros del Concejo Will Jawando y Nancy Navarro. Prohíbe la discriminación basada en peinados […]

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February 7, 2020 | Veronica Canales

CROWN Act Becomes Law in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council signed the CROWN Act into law on Thursday, making it illegal to discriminate against natural hairstyles. The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) was first introduced as Bill 30-19 and sponsored by Councilmembers Will Jawando and Nancy Navarro. It prohibits discrimination based on natural and protective […]

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