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January 20, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden

President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office on the west front of the United States Capitol Jan. 20 at noon. Watch the inauguration live, below. After they take their oaths of office, Biden will deliver the inaugural address. Following the inauguration ceremony, members of the military will present a […]

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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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March 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Metro Expecting Large Crowds for Gun Safety Rally

Students and their families are expected to take to the streets of Washington D.C. to rally behind gun safety law reform and ending gun violence during the March For Our Lives rally this Saturday. To accommodate the expected crowds, Metro will run its rush hour services,  according to a news release.  Trains will begin running […]

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March 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Students Join Lawmakers on Capitol Hill to Demand Action on Gun Violence

Thousands of students from Montgomery County Public Schools took to the streets in Washington D.C. to participate in a nationwide demonstration condemning gun violence. The students joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), along with Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8), and other lawmakers demanding legislative action from Congress:

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August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro Police Make Arrest in Sunday Shooting

Metro Transit Police charged an 18-year-old Seat Pleasant man in connection with Sunday afternoon’s shooting of a 14-year-old aboard a Red Line train near Takoma, police said. Metro officers arrested Jermaine Brown at a motel in Capitol Heights shortly before midnight, according to a Metro Police statement. Brown is charged with a single count of […]

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July 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Three Teens Arrested Following Vandalism During A Party in Bethesda

Three teens have been arrested for the destruction of a rental home in Bethesda during a party earlier this month that resulted in broken windows, doors torn off hinges and walls kicked in. According to a spokeswoman from the Montgomery County Police Department, two males from the District of Columbia and one female from Montgomery […]

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Respond to Congressional Baseball Shooting

Following the shooting at a congressional baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and a few others injured, local and state-elected officials responded on Twitter. So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment. — Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 14, 2017 […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fake Fliers Warn of Penalties Supporting Illegal Immigration

Fake fliers meant to scare the residents are being distributed in and around the District of Columbia warning of penalties for supporting illegal immigration, Takoma Park police said in a statement released Thursday. These fliers carry the logos of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Both agencies deny issuing […]

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May 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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Rockville is 10th Most Diverse Small City in America

In a recent study conducted by WalletHub, the City of Rockville ranks tenth most diverse small city in America. Earlier this year, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 500 of the largest cities across the  country to rank the Most Diverse Cities in America. Rockville ranked 31st overall but tenth among small cities. “Diverse small cities […]

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April 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Salvadoran Consulate Building Relocates to Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador H.E. Hugo Martínez, Ambassador Claudia Canjura and General Consul Ena Peña for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Salvadoran Consulate building in Silver Spring. The new building, located at 926 Philadelphia Avenue, relocated from the District of Columbia, according to a news release. […]

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