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December 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Church Providing Sanctuary for El Salvador Mother

Rosa Gutierrez Lopez remains at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, finding sanctuary from federal agents who want to deport her to her native El Salvador. “We are approaching it both as an act of faith and as an act of faithful resistance,” said the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, senior minister at the church. […]

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December 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bob Levey on the Dangers of Journalism

Former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey came to the Montgomery Community Media studios to talk politics, among other things. One of the topics he touched upon was the dangers reporters face covering the news today. Have a listen:

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December 14, 2018 | 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: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin meets with the Montgomery County Council; Council President Nancy Navarro explains why the county must go on a savings plan; County Executive Marc Elrich holds more listening sessions to […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan’s Bipartisan Appeal to Address Climate Change

Governor Larry Hogan is continuing to ride his “purple surfboard” in a new bipartisan appeal to address climate change. Hogan and Ralph Northam, the democratic governor of Virginia, published a column in The Washington Post earlier this week, calling on state officials “to put aside partisan interest and get to work” on addressing the climate […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Address Committee for Montgomery at Legislative Breakfast

Maryland and Montgomery County officials spoke at the Committee for Montgomery’s 2018 Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Committee for Montgomery consists of county leaders who promote policies to increase opportunities for county residents. More specifically, they support education policies and promote economic and infrastructure development that would benefit the county. At the breakfast, Senator Chris Van […]

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December 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk Podcast #2: Bob Levey

In this edition of Montgomery Talk, former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey talks about local journalism, his time at the Washington Post, politics and his new book. Senior News Editor Doug Tallman hosts.

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville Residents to Elrich: We Feel Underserved

At County Executive Marc Elrich’s listening session in Poolesville, a resident told Elrich Poolesville is undeserved in Montgomery County. The 24-year resident urged Elrich to improve Poolesville residents access to healthcare and transportation. “We are a transportation desert, with one bus line with a very limited schedule,” said the resident. She pointed out that Poolesville […]

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December 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Starting ‘Savings Plan’ in January to Cover Shortfall

Montgomery County will start a savings plan in January of about 1.5 percent to balance its books, county officials said Tuesday. In closing out fiscal 2018, which ended June 30, the county’s projections on expenditures and revenues were off by about $40 million. Although small in comparison to the county’s overall $5.4 billion spending plan. […]

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December 11, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Council to Receive Update on County Revenues at Tuesday Meeting

The Montgomery County Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. The Council meets in the third-floor hearing room of the Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The meetings are open to the public. The Council will be briefed on County revenues by the Department of Finance and Office of Management and Budget. The […]

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December 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Approves $200,000 Grant For Faith-Based Communities Targeted By Hate Crimes

Montgomery County has approved $200,000 for the Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grant. The grant aims to cover security costs for faith-based communities―such as churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.―experiencing hate crimes. The county has officially opened the application for faith communities to apply for a grant of up to $20,000. Not only does the grant cover the cost […]

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