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October 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Thursday’s COVID-19 Numbers: 962 New Cases in Maryland, 130 in Montgomery

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 130 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 25,692. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 3.02% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. There were two COVID-19 related […]

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October 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Continue to Drop in County, State

Initial claims for unemployment by Montgomery County residents continued to drop. During the week that ended Oct. 24, 2,282 Montgomery County residents filed initial claims. The previous week, which ended Oct. 17, 2,703 Montgomery County residents filed initial unemployment claims. During the week that ended Oct. 10, 3,228 initial claims were filed, according to the […]

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October 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County’s Two-Day Total of Early Voters Tops 46,000

Election day is less than a week away and Montgomery County residents are showing up in droves for early in-person voting. The cumulative total of residents who showed up for day one and two of early voting is 46,000. Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, with the Montgomery County Board of Elections, gave an update during the county’s […]

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October 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

‘This Is Not Good’; Elrich, Officials Concerned About Uptick in COVID-19 Cases

There’s been an uptick in COVID-19 cases not only locally but also nationwide, according to health officials. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich mentioned that the increase in cases is ‘troubling.’ “This is not good if you look at the numbers,” said Elrich. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. […]

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October 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Residents Share Why Voting is Important to Them

Montgomery County residents continue to turn out for early voting in record numbers. MyMCMedia spoke with two locals at the Silver Spring Civic Building early voting center. They shared why exercising their right to vote is important to them.

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October 28, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Council Overrides Veto of High-Rise Housing at Metrorail Stations Act

The Montgomery County Council has overridden a veto of the “More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act,” a major housing initiative for Metrorail stations, according to a county press release. Originally enacted on Oct. 6, the new act has “the potential to generate thousands of affordable housing units and help spur economic growth,” the statement claims. The […]

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October 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Federal Legislators, Activists Concerned About Purple Line Future

Maryland’s federal legislators sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan Oct. 28 “to express our deep concern” for the Purple Line, which incurred a huge setback last month after a court ruled that the builders were allowed to walk away due to disputes with the state and unpaid cost overruns and delays. Also, Purple Line […]

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October 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Votación Anticipada Rompe Récord Histórico en Maryland

La Junta Electoral del Estado de Maryland anunció que la participación de votantes registrada el día lunes, primer día de la votación anticipada en el estado, de más de 161,000, fue la participación anticipada más alta en la historia del estado, registrada en un sólo día. El total superó el récord anterior de votación anticipada […]

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October 28, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Wednesday’s COVID-19 Numbers for Montgomery: 124 New Cases, One Death

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics The Maryland Department of Health reported 124 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 25,562. The county has a rolling seven-day average of 2.95% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 15 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. There was one COVID-19 related […]

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October 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Canadian Native Votes for First Time in Montgomery County Hoping to ‘Make a Difference’

Montgomery County resident Ron Carnie, who is originally from Toronto, became a naturalized U.S. citizen in January, and on Monday, he voted for the first time. MyMCMedia spoke with Carnie at the Silver Spring Civic Building early voting center.

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