Government

June 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Gives State Employees Day Off On July 5

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that state employees are getting an extra day off on July 5. Since Independence Day falls on a Thursday this year, Hogan has extended the holiday to include Friday. “We have some tremendous family-friendly events taking place all around the state, not only on the Fourth of July, but throughout the […]

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June 24, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Hogan, County Council Call on Elrich to Improve Public Safety Radio

In a letter sent on Friday to County Executive Marc Elrich, all nine Montgomery County councilmembers advocated for the public safety radio system to be replaced by the fall of 2020. The council cited a point during Mother’s Day weekend, claiming that 75 percent of the radio system channels temporarily went down then, preventing quick […]

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June 24, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Congresista Raskin habla sobre crisis inmigratoria y amenaza de redadas

Cerca de 250 personas asistieron a la manifestación de solidaridad con la comunidad inmigrante en la Iglesia Cedar Lane de Bethesda.   El Congresista Jamie Raskin, quien representa el distrito congresional número 8 de Maryland, dijo que el Congreso trabajará esta semana en la crisis fronteriza con México.  “El presidente ha creado un caos en la frontera, […]

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June 24, 2019 | Staff Writer

Navarro Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro met with members of the media to discuss the potential for upcoming raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the work on accessory dwelling units and upcoming sessions on the council’s plan to draft racial equity legislation.  

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June 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Goldstein on How County Will Improve Emergency Communications

Fire Chief Scott Goldstein talks about the Mother’s Day outage that silenced emergency communications for 14 hours and what the county is going to do about it. Hear his comments on the latest Montgomery Talks.   Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please […]

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June 24, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

FCC Mulls Changes That Imperil PEG Funding

The Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in the way PEG channels — public, education and government channels — will be funded. Cable companies would no longer be required to use franchise fees to support the PEG channels they carry. Organizations like Montgomery Community Media and the television channels that serve the county at […]

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June 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Raskin Says Congress Will Work This Week on Border Issues

About 250 Attend Immigration Solidarity Rally at Bethesda Church Rep. Jamie Raskin said Congress would work this week on the crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. “The president has created chaos at the border, and we need to be addressing the humanitarian crisis,” Raskin said. The second-term congressman spoke before an event at the […]

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June 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Newton Announces Bid for Third Term as Rockville Mayor

Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton announced her desire to seek a third term at a gathering of supporters Friday night. She’ll be running on a “Rockville Forward” slate with incumbent Councilwoman Beryl Feinberg, and Monique Ashton, Kuan Lee and Suzan Pitman. “We have one goal, and that is to serve the city to the best […]

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June 21, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Ride On, Metro Announce Free Rides for Kids 18 and Under Beginning July 1

Starting July 1, students under the age of 18 will have free access to Ride On and Metrobuses. Currently, the kids ride free program allows students under the age of 18 to ride the Metrobus and Ride on for free, but it is only available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m while […]

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June 21, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Presidente Trump habla sobre masivas redadas y deportaciones

En una entrevista exclusiva con la cadena Telemundo, el Presidente Donald Trump habló con el periodista José Díaz-Balart sobre las masivas redadas, que recientemente anunció en su cuenta de Twitter, se darán en los próximos días a través de todo el país. El mandatario estadounidense asegura que su popularidad entre los hispanos sigue creciendo, y […]

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