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September 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen on Ginsburg’s Legacy, Supreme Court Vacancy Fight

Sen. Chris Van Hollen spoke to MyMCMedia Friday about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as the upcoming battle in the U.S. Senate over the court’s vacancy. Van Hollen said it was an honor to pay his respects to Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol Friday. Ginsburg was the first woman […]

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August 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Rep. Trone on Virtual Democratic Convention: ‘Just Knocked it Out of the Park’

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) spoke to MyMCMedia about this week’s unconventional virtual Democratic National Convention. Trone is excited about this year’s Democratic ticket and said, “I thought the virtual piece just knocked it out of the park and the conventions will change forever.” On Thursday, two women with Montgomery County connections had prominent roles […]

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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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