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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Jawando Sponsors Bill to Better Address Workplace Sexual Harassment

On March 25, the Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to define the terms “harassment” and “sexual harassment,” in order to help victims better confront workplace harassment, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Council.  Councilmember Will Jawando sponsored the bill and Councilmember Nancy Navarro is a cosponsor.  The legislation would define harassment as […]

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March 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Jawando Debuts Daily Virtual Story Time for Kids

Councilmember Will Jawando will be reading stories to young children while schools are closed due to the coronavirus emergency. In this day of social distancing, Jawando’s story time is streamed live from his office in the Council Office Building. Virtual story time will take place weekdays starting Wednesday and will continue until schools reopen. Typically […]

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March 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Jawando Organiza Cuentos Virtuales a Diario para Niños

El concejal del condado de Montgomery, Will Jawando, anunció que organizará un cuento virtual a diario para los niños más pequeños que están en casa mientras las escuelas cierran debido a la pandemia de coronavirus. Los padres y los niños podrán unirse a estas lecturas virtuales en la página de Facebook del concejal Jawando, donde […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Councilman Jawando Will Host Daily Virtual Story Time for Young Children

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced today that he will host a daily virtual story time for younger children who are at home while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Parents and children will be able to join these virtual story readings on Councilmember Jawando’s Facebook page, where the sessions will be streamed live. […]

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March 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for March 9. 1. Coronavirus Updates:  Governor Hogan announced Sunday that two more Maryland residents tested positive for coronavirus; both residents contracted the virus while traveling overseas. County schools announce they are open today despite misinformation on social media. Gov. Hogan and NIH NIAID Director Dr. […]

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March 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 2 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for March 2. 1. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave. Here’s the agenda.  The Rockville Mayor and Council meet at 7 p.m. at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. The agenda may be found here. […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Council Confirms First Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Council has confirmed Tiffany Ward to be the county’s first ever Chief Equity Officer. “Our first order of business is to really get people trained and informed as to what racial equity is,” said Ward. Ward received a unanimous vote from the council early on Tuesday. “To have you shepherding us is an […]

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February 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 24. 1. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet for a planning retreat session at 6 p.m. at Benjamin Gaither Center, 80A Bureau Drive. Here’s the agenda.  The Rockville Mayor and Council meets at 7 p.m. at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. The agenda […]

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February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz Emotionally Denounces Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz led an emotional press conference denouncing the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 “public charge” immigration decision. The 5-4 decision was voted on along party lines—the four judges appointed by Democratic presidents all voted “no.” It will make it more difficult for immigrants, who have used benefits like Medicaid and food stamps, […]

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January 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bill Aims to Help Local Small Businesses Thrive

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando recently introduced the Local Small Business Reserve Program and Direct Purchase Enhancement Act [Bill 39-19]. The goal of the bill is to open up more opportunities for local small businesses including non-profits. Officials say 95% of businesses in Montgomery County have 50 or less employees and this legislation is aimed […]

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