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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin: John Lewis ‘Never Wavered for One Minute in His Beliefs in Nonviolence’

MyMCMedia spoke to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) about the legacy of civil rights icon and former Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Raskin said Lewis “never wavered for one minute in his beliefs in nonviolence.” “His message was not one of revenge, it was not vindictive, it was about transformation and us being in an interracial process together […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Commission for Women to Induct Nancy Navarro into Women’s History Archive

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will induct Councilmember Nancy Navarro into the Montgomery County Women’s History Archive for her achievements in the county. The ceremony will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove.  Navarro was the first Latina elected to the Montgomery County Council in 2009.  I am honored by […]

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January 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

2012 MCPS Graduate Running for Board of Education

Gaithersburg resident Cameron Rhode filed to run for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education Thursday. He is the first and only person to file candidacy for the position thus far. Jeanette Dixon, the current at-large board member, will not run for reelection.  Currently a tutor at Everest Tutors & Test Prep […]

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March 21, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Former News Anchor and Politician Kathleen Matthews

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Kathleen Matthews is a former local news anchor, executive officer, and chairwoman of Maryland’s Democratic Party. Born in the San […]

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March 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 5 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 5. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s today’s agenda. 2. Safety and Security: Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations is hosting a conversation on safety and security tonight at 7 p.m. […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Trump Executive Order Gives Federal Employees Day Off on Christmas Eve

President Donald Trump signed an executive order excusing federal government employees from work on Christmas Eve. However, executive departments still have the authority to determine if certain agencies should remain open for national security and defense purposes. The order states, “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees […]

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March 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks about America’s “Ugly Side” (VIDEO)

With immigrants concerned about their future and Jewish schools the subject of bomb scares, Council President Roger Berliner on Monday blamed President Donald Trump for the “ugly side of America that has been exposed.”   “I think many in the community are really wondering as to the president’s mental stability. This is serious. And people are […]

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January 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Slavin Ends His 61-Year Membership at the Woodmont Country Club (VIDEO)

Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, a lifelong member of the Woodmont Country Club, has ended his 61-year membership at the club following a controversy about if President Obama should be invited to join the club. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Slavin sent an open letter to the club’s general manager with news of his decision […]

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

President Obama on Mass Shooting in Orlando: “We Will Not Give into Fear” (VIDEO)

President Obama delivered a statement on the mass shootings that occurred in Orlando, Florida on June 12. “This was an act of terror and an act of hate,” said President Obama. “We will not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we will stand united, as Americans, to protect our people, and […]

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff, from now thru sunset on June 16, in honor of the victims lost in the Orlando, Florida tragedy on June 12. Governor Hogan also released a statement: “The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a […]

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