Government

January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Bill Would Hasten Replacement of Indoor Mercury Service Regulators

Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday afternoon on a bill that is designed to replace indoor mercury service regulators more quickly. This is the device that has been blamed for causing the explosion and fire at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring that resulted in the deaths of seven people, injured dozens […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Enters Vaccination Phase 1B Monday for Those 75 and Older

Montgomery County officials are vaccinating residents and front line health care employees who work in the county as much as possible but could vaccinate more people against COVID-19 if they had additional doses, they said Jan. 25 during a news briefing. On Monday, the county entered Phase 1B, which includes people who are at least […]

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January 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Records 400 New COVID-19 Cases Monday, 15 Deaths Since Friday

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Since Friday, Jan.22, the Maryland Department of Health has reported 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County — 377 Saturday, 401 Sunday and 400 Monday. The county’s cumulative case count is 57,129. Montgomery County recorded 15 new coronavirus-related fatalities since Friday, Jan. 22 — five Saturday, six Sunday and four […]

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January 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Raskin, Van Hollen, Hoyer Visit Maryland National Guard at U.S. Capitol

Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation visited National Guard soldiers stationed at the U.S. Capitol amid an uproar over troops being inexplicably sent to take their breaks on Thursday night in a parking garage. “It was an honor to visit with members of the Maryland National Guard protecting the Capitol today and thank them for their […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Woman Named Acting Director of Peace Corps

Carol Spahn of Silver Spring has been named acting director of the Peace Corps. President Joe Biden named her as acting director on Jan. 20. She is expected to serve in that capacity until the President selects someone to permanently fill the position. “It is an honor to serve the Peace Corps and our country,” […]

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January 22, 2021 | Staff Writer

Del. Ariana Kelly Answers COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration is ongoing throughout the state and in Montgomery County. In a community message to Montgomery County residents, Del. Ariana Kelly (District 16) gives in-depth answers to vaccination questions that residents may have and offers comprehensive guidance about how to stay updated as the process continues. “Hopefully, in this email, you […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Stresses Importance of Residents Waiting Their Turn for Vaccinations

County health officials say some residents have tried to get the COVID-19 vaccine before it’s their turn. Currently, Montgomery County is in the process of moving into Phase 1B of the vaccination process. “We are hopeful that we will be able to move forward and begin offering vaccines to those over the age of 75 […]

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January 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce Bill to Award Officer Goodman Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are among a bipartisan group of senators introducing a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition to Van Hollen and Cardin, the bill is co-introduced by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). NEW: […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Responds to Biden’s Plan of Distributing 100 Million Doses in 100 Days

President Biden signed several executive orders pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic when he entered office on Wednesday, including the “100 Days Masking Challenge” which requires face masks on federal property. He’s also challenging all Americans to wear a mask for the next 100 days to help prevent the virus’s spread. In addition, Biden has set […]

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January 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Qué tan Viable es la Reforma Migratoria Presentada por Biden?

El mismo día de la Inauguración presidencial, el miércoles 20 de enero, el presidente electo Joe Biden presentó un amplio proyecto de ley para legalizar a los más de 11 millones de inmigrantes que no tienen documentos de estadía legal en Estados Unidos. El “Acta de ciudadanía de 2021” nombre que se le dio al […]

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