October 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Prince George’s Delegate Faces Federal Wire Fraud Charges

A former Maryland state delegate who was a member of the influential House Appropriations Committee has been charged with federal wire fraud by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Tawanna P. Gaines, 67, of Berwyn, resigned Monday. She joined the House in 2001 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy. She represented District 22 in Prince […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland’s House of Delegates Passes Controversial ‘End of Life Option Act’

The “End of Life Option Act” passed in Maryland’s House of Delegates 74 to 66 after an hour-long emotional debate Thursday. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in Maryland to obtain a prescription that would allow them to end their own lives. According to The Baltimore Sun, Thursday was the “fourth attempt to pass the […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

It’s Plan D for WSSC Water Storage Tank in Damascus, Painting Begins this Week

Instead of Damascus High School’s Swarmin’ Hornet mascot, the WSSC water storage tank at 9950 Damascus Boulevard is going to sport a large D in the school’s colors on the tank overlooking the athletic fields. Work to paint the D was scheduled to begin after crews finish painting the word “Damascus” on the side of […]

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April 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

HOC to hold Tobytown Service Fair on April 18

UPDATED Montgomery County’s Housing Opportunities Commission is scheduled to host a service fair in Tobytown on Monday, April 18. According to a HOC flyer, the purpose of the event is to provide information about area programs, services, and resources available to Tobytown residents. Delegate Aruna Miller is also scheduled to attend. The event will take […]

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February 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Craig Zucker Sworn in as Maryland State Senator

Delegate Craig Zucker was sworn into the Maryland State Senate on Thursday for District 14. Zucker is filling the seat of former State Senator Karen Montgomery, who retired in December. Zucker’s swearing in took place one day ahead of an important vote to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of an ex-felon voting rights bill. For […]

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November 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Frick Says Public Support is “Overwhelming” for Reforming MoCo Liquor Monopoly (VIDEOS)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, State Delegate Bill Frick, who represents District 16, says “there is overwhelming public support” for reforming Montgomery County’s liquor monopoly. But what do Montgomery County officials think? Frick says he’s heard an interest in reform but concern about a loss of revenue. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video: […]

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September 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Governor Orders Maryland State Flag to Half Staff

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of Delegate James E. Proctor Jr., who died on Thursday September 10. Delegate James E. Proctor Jr. represented District 27A for Charles and Prince George’s Counties. The flag shall continue to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, […]

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June 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A Golden Retirement (PHOTO)

Gene Counihan, right, who spent more than 50 years in public service including three terms as a Maryland State Delegate, talks about his many experiences on June 16 as he was honored by the Montgomery County Council upon his retirement. Among his positions was as the first chair of the Board of Advisers of the […]

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March 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Delegate Kumar Barve Announces He Plans to Run for Congress

State delegate Kumar Barve of Montgomery County announced today that he will run for the 8th Congressional District of Maryland. The announcement follows Congressman Chris Van Hollen’s announcement that he will seek the Senate seat being vacated in 2016 by Senator Barbara Mikulski, who is the longest serving woman in Congress. You can read some […]

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February 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

State Delegate Introduces Legislation to Limit Use of Drones

Maryland State Delegate Aruna Miller of Montgomery County (D-15th District) said she is sponsoring legislation to protect residents from the unauthorized use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (also known as drones) surveillance. “While the emergence of this technology is exciting and holds great promise, it also raises significant concerns about its potential use for unauthorized surveillance […]

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