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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Urges More Vaccine Production as Biden Announces Short-Term Increase in Doses

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that overall COVID-19 vaccine allocations to states will increase from about 8.6 million doses to about 10 million beginning next week. The weekly increase will last for three weeks, said the White House. The Washington Post reported that according to senior Biden administration officials, the increase will primarily come from […]

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January 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Vaccination Phase 1 Expanding to Some ‘Severely Immunocompromised’ Groups

Beginning Feb. 1, Maryland will expand its COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1 to include some “severely immunocompromised” residents, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Vaccinations will be administered through hospital-based providers and state officials will give guidance to providers. As explained by Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of […]

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October 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Pulls $250 Million From Rainy Day Fund, Said State Still Needs Federal Help

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is pulling $250 million from its rainy day fund to offer further economic relief. The money will fund new relief programs and the expansion of existing programs, Hogan said at a press conference Thursday. He called on federal leaders to take similar action and pass further stimulus relief. Hogan […]

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November 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Governor Hogan Appoints Judge in Montgomery County District Court

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Victor Del Pino to the Montgomery County District Court. The governor’s appointments were made after interviewing submissions from the judicial nominating committee. Victor Del Pino is currently a partner with the firm of McGann, Del Pino, and Hughes LLC. He has been with the Rockville firm since […]

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September 24, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Jawando, Navarro Introduce Bill to End Discrimination Against Natural Hairstyles

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Nancy Navarro introduced legislation to prohibit discrimination against certain types of natural hairstyles, including braids, locks, afros, curls and twists. This comes after some African American residents and residents with African ancestry expressed that they are more likely to be affected by workplace discrimination and other forms […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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County Officials to Unveil Stringtown Road Improvements in Clarksburg on Aug. 31

Montgomery County leaders are slated to cut the ribbon on $8 million in improvements to Stringtown Road in Clarksburg on Aug. 31. Once a winding two lane road, Stringtown Road is now four lanes and safety improvements have been made to turns and hills along the roadway. “Since taking office in 2010, I’ve advocated on […]

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June 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Rachel Carson Elementary, ablue ribbon school, in Montgomery County , Maryland

Rachel Carson Elementary School Hosts Career Day for Fifth Graders (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rachel Carson Elementary School’s fifth grade class celebrated Career Day on June 7th. PTA President Paula Ross said the students are studying careers in their curriculum unit and this was a chance for the fifth graders to ask questions and hear directly from people working in a variety of professional fields before they head off […]

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February 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Ranks in Top 10 of Best States to Live in the Nation (VIDEO)

In a recent report by U.S. News & World Report, Maryland is ranked as eighth best state to live in the nation. The “Best State Ranking” analyzed all 50 states in the following key areas: health care, education, crimes and corrections, opportunity, economy and government. “I’m proud to point out that Maryland has beat out […]

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February 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Schedules a Town Hall Meeting on Diversity for Feb. 9 (VIDEO)

Updated 1.30.17 In an effort to ensure that Rockville is a community that welcomes and engages everyone who lives and works there, city officials are inviting residents to attend a Town Hall meeting on diversity set for Feb. 9.  This is the first town hall style meeting on this topic, according to city officials. “Rockville is proud to […]

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January 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government is Open on Inauguration Day, MCPS Closed

Montgomery County government will be open on Inauguration Day, which is Friday, Jan. 20. The Montgomery County Public Schools district is closed. Federal offices are also closed in the D.C. region. Below is a look at what’s open and what’s not in our region on Inauguration Day: County Offices – Open. MCPS Schools and Administrative […]

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