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February 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Snow Emergency Plan Issued for Montgomery County

A Snow Emergency Plan was issued for Montgomery County at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the County. Parking is prohibited on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes in the County. Snow tires or chains are required on any vehicle travelling during […]

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February 19, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Commission Established to Honor 19th-Century Lynching Victims

Almost 140 years after at least three black men were lynched in Montgomery County, the county council has called for a commission to memorialize the victims and promote a better understanding of the community’s racial history. Councilmembers Will Jawando, Craig Rice and Hans Riemer introduced a resolution on Jan. 22 to form the Remembrance and […]

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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Brookeville Once Was U.S. Capital Briefly. Very Briefly.

With Presidents Day on Monday, a local historian says several presidents have passed through Montgomery County. The tiny town of Brookeville can claim to have been the “U.S. Capital for a Day.” On Aug. 26, 1814, President James Madison rode into the town after trying to stay one step ahead of the British during the […]

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February 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes video on The County launches outreach activities for Census Day 2020; Marriott trains employees to spot signs of human trafficking in its hotels; County grants will help secure selected houses of worship; Local companies are awarded […]

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February 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Gabe Albornoz Describes How Federal Shutdown Hurts County

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz says another federal shutdown would have hurt more than just the federal workers in Montgomery County, but also the tens of thousands of people who receive federal services. Nonprofits told the council that they were one or two months from a financial crisis themselves if the shutdown didn’t end. Albornoz is the […]

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February 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Counting On 2020 Census

Montgomery County is working to make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 census.

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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Montgomery County Recognizes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Board of Education and the County Council recognized February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to help teach teenagers about abusive relationship behaviors. This recognition emphasizes the efforts made by Choose Respect Montgomery, an initiative of the county’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the Family Justice Center. Teen dating abuse is any […]

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February 13, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

First Lady Hogan, Senator Van Hollen Honor Domestic Violence Victims

Forty-six people died in Maryland between July 2017 and June 2018 from domestic violence. The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) held their Annual Domestic Violence Homicide Memorial Service on Monday to honor victims of domestic violence. First Lady Yumi Hogan and Senator Chris Van Hollen were in attendance to honor the victims and discuss […]

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February 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Human Trafficking in Our County

MCPD’s head of vice, Det. Sgt. David Papalia, talks about why Montgomery County is a prime location for prostitution and human trafficking — and what you can do to help — on this edition of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman.  

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Silver Spring

Rep. Jamie Raskin’s staff announced they’ll be holding “mobile office hours” in Silver Spring the first Wednesday of every month. These office hours will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Raskin’s staff will be in the administration suite on the second floor. According to Raskin’s website, appointments are not […]

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