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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Hogan’s Executive Order Defines ‘Non-Essential Work’

On March 23, Governor Larry Hogan signed another executive order aimed at banning large crowds and closing all non-essential businesses.  The new executive order closes senior centers, theaters and malls. The executive order also closes fitness centers, which include health clubs, gyms, health spas, and aquatic centers.  The order goes on to close bingo halls, […]

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March 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former DHS Acting Inspector General Indicted for Government Theft and Defrauding Scheme

The former acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), who lives in Sandy Spring, was indicted March 6 for his alleged theft of software and confidential databases from the U.S. government. Charles K. Edwards, 59, along with Murali Yamazula Venkata, 54, of Aldie, Virginia, were indicted by a federal grand jury in […]

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May 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Damascus Principal Resigns Amid Football Rape Scandal

In an unexpected turn of events, the principal of Damascus High School resigned earlier today. Casey Crouse has been the principal at Damascus since her appointment in June, 2017. In a letter Crouse sent home today, she stated the decision to transition from her role as principal to another position in the school system was […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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June 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trump Administration Ends Protection for Undocumented Parents

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum Thursday overturning the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). DAPA was a series of  immigration executive actions signed by former President Barack Obama in 2014 to crack down on illegal immigration at the border and prioritized […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Contreras: ICE Shouldn’t Arrest Undocumented Immigrants Victims of Crime

Immigrants who are the victims of a crime should not be subject to an arrest is the message from Jaime Contreras, vice president for 32BJ SEIU. Contreras’ statement comes after a official from the Department of Homeland Security stated that immigration agents may arrest crime victims and witnesses at courthouses, according to a report by […]

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February 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

U.S. Rep. John Delaney Discusses Reaction to DHS Memos on Immigration (VIDEO)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memos recently outlining how President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration will be executed. The memos, signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly, describes how an additional 10,000 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and officials will be hired to implement the laws. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, […]

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February 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration Laws

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, John Kelly, has signed two memorandums to implement the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration and border security. In his memos, Kelly describes in detail how the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Citizenship and […]

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June 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Emergent BioSolutions Lands Contract to Develop and Manufacture Zika Virus Vaccine

Gaithersburg based biotech company Emergent BioSolutions has been tapped to develop and manufacture an early stage Zika Virus vaccine. The company announced that its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) has been awarded a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued up to $21.9 million, this week. BARDA […]

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May 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Vandals Responsible for Defacing Damascus High School Property Caught

Seven vandals who spray painted profane graffiti on Damascus High School (DHS) property, including a brick wall and bleachers, have been caught, according to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials. MCPS Spokesperson Derek Turner says the school is addressing the incident internally with police support and that names and ages of those involved will not be […]

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