April 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Leaders Express Condolences for Officer Killed Outside U.S. Capitol

State and local leaders have taken to social media to express condolences for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans who was killed when a man in a car rammed into a police barricade. The incident took place shortly after 1 p.m. outside the U.S. Capitol on Constitution Avenue. Evans succumbed to his injuries and […]

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January 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS ‘Looking Into’ Quince Orchard Teacher’s Involvement in D.C. Rally Prior to Capitol Riot

Montgomery County Public Schools is investigating the involvement of a Quince Orchard social studies teacher who appears to have visited Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 to participate in a pro-Trump rally aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election. The news was first reported by Fox 5. Former President Donald Trump spoke at the […]

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January 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Takoma Park Councilmember, Delegate Heather Mizeur Challenging Rep. Andy Harris

Heather Mizeur, former Takoma Park City councilmember and former state delegate representing Montgomery County, announced she is challenging Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD. 1) in 2022. In a video Thursday, Mizeur said Harris’ actions on Jan. 6 prove he should not represent the 1st district, which includes the Eastern Shore and parts of Baltimore, Harford and […]

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January 27, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Posponen Evento de Amanda Gorman en Montgomery College

Actualización (1/27): La lectura de poesía virtual de Amanda Gorman con Montgomery College se pospuso debido a un conflicto de horarios, dijo la universidad en un mensaje a estudiantes y empleados, el miércoles. La universidad agregó que se está comunicando con los representantes de Gorman y confía en que pronto se anunciará una nueva fecha. […]

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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATED: Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Reading with Montgomery College Postponed

Update (1/27): Amanda Gorman’s virtual poetry reading with Montgomery College has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict, the college said in a message to students and employees Wednesday. The college said it is corresponding with Gorman’s representatives and is confident a new date will be announced soon. The poetry reading was originally scheduled for […]

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January 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hombre de Silver Spring Arrestado por Presunta Participación en el Ataque al Capitolio

Un “supremacista blanco autoproclamado” de Silver Spring fue arrestado el domingo por cargos relacionados con el asalto al Capitolio el 6 de enero. Bryan Betancur enfrenta cargos que incluyen ingresar a terrenos restringidos y actividades ilegales en terrenos del Capitolio, según una declaración de un agente especial del FBI. Betancur estaba en libertad condicional luego […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Man Arrested for Alleged Participation in Capitol Mob

A “self-professed white supremacist” from Silver Spring was arrested Sunday on charges related to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Bryan Betancur faces charges including entering restricted grounds and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds, according to an affidavit from an FBI special agent. Betancur was on probation following a fourth-degree burglary offense. He received […]

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January 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Metro Cerrará 13 Estaciones a Partir del Viernes por el Evento de Inauguración

Metro anunció ajustes en el servicio, incluido el cierre de 13 estaciones de tren, dentro del perímetro de seguridad ampliado de Inauguración antes del evento del próximo miércoles. Las siguientes estaciones de tren estarán cerradas desde el viernes 15 de enero hasta el fin del servicio el jueves 21 de enero (Metro Center y Gallery […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro to Close 13 Stations Ahead of Inauguration Day

Metro announced service adjustments, including the closure of 13 rail stations, inside the expanded Inauguration security perimeter ahead of the event next Wednesday. The following rail stations will be closed beginning Friday through end-of-service Thursday, Jan. 21 (Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed beginning Saturday): Red Line: Farragut North, Judiciary Square, Union Station […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Supports Impeachment of President Trump

The Montgomery County Council supports impeaching President Donald Trump, councilmembers said in a statement Tuesday. “Instead of preserving, protecting, and defending the U.S. Constitution, President Trump and his surrogates fomented political unrest in an attempt to overturn a fair and free election. Every day he remains in office, he poses a threat to the health […]

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