D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

January 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation Friday declaring a state of emergency for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20. According to the governor’s office, the executive action would allow the state to better coordinate and assist local jurisdictions and neighboring states in regards to security operations. Hogan is also seeking federal assistance from the […]

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December 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Business, Housing Relief; No New Statewide Coronavirus Restrictions

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press briefing Thursday new emergency financial relief for businesses and renters ahead of the holidays. He was joined at the briefing by Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz and Maryland Housing Secretary Ken Holt. Hogan did not announce any new statewide coronavirus restrictions but said — based on the rising […]

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October 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Health Advisory Urges Individuals Connected to Recent White House Events to Get Tested

Montgomery County has joined health officers from nine neighboring jurisdictions located in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia to issue a health advisory after 12 people—including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump—tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a maskless Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the White House Rose […]

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May 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Metro Operations May Not be Back to Normal Until Spring 2021

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released its multi-phased COVID-19 recovery plan Monday, indicating it may not return to its normal operations until Spring 2021. On Saturday, Paul Wiedefeld, general manager and CEO of WMATA, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying, “Until a vaccine is available, our customer experience can’t be what it was […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Hogan Sends Letter To Trump Administration About Federal Employee Telework Policy

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday he sent a joint regional letter with the help of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to the Trump administration urging them to continue telework for federal employees. The extension of the telework policy would help to ensure the safety of federal workers, Hogan stated. “While of […]

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March 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Area Leaders Ask Trump to Use National Capital Region for Priority Coronavirus Testing

In a joint letter sent Sunday, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Gov. Larry Hogan, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam asked President Donald Trump to make the National Capital Region (NCR) a main location for coronavirus testing.  “We request that you add the National Capital Region to the priority locations for federally-supported COVID-19 testing sites to […]

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February 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Glass to Introduce Resolution Supporting D.C. Statehood

Councilmember Evan Glass will introduce a resolution at Tuesday’s Montgomery County Council meeting, showing Montgomery County’s support for Washington D.C.’s statehood. This will be the first time Montgomery County has put forward a resolution formally supporting D.C. statehood. Glass’ resolution will be introduced on the same day the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is […]

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August 30, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

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Takoma Park Rallies Against Facility for Migrant Children

Protestors gathered in Washington, D.C.’s Takoma neighborhood on Aug. 28 for a rally against a new shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The shelter would be near the Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County border, at 6896 Laurel St. N.W., and is meant for minors apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border without a parent. “I think that whole […]

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April 8, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Mark Ein Keeps Citi Open Tennis Tournament In DC

Venture capitalist and Washington Kastles owner, Mark Ein announced the conclusion of a six-month-long bidding process with the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) to secure management rights of the long-running pro tennis tournament. Mayor Muriel Bowser said, “It wouldn’t be summer in the sports capital without the Citi Open.” She added, “We are grateful for […]

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January 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Shutdown Can’t Stop Love’: D.C. Residents Barred From Marriage Licenses

D.C. residents can start calling us Marry-land! Because of the government shutdown, the D.C. Superior Court is closed, meaning D.C. residents cannot go to the Marriage Bureau to get a marriage license. Two days before their wedding, Danielle Geanacopoulos and Dan Pollock, a couple who met working on the Hill as Democratic staffers, went viral […]

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