July 20, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Maryland Lawmakers Urge HHS to Extend Public Health Emergency Declaration

Maryland’s congressional delegation wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services requesting an extension of a national public health emergency. The current COVID-19 emergency declaration is set to expire on July 25. Health and Human Services Spokesperson Michael Caputo previously tweeted that the department planned on renewing the emergency, but the department […]

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April 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Raskin Introduces Plan to Reopen America

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D), who represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, introduced the Reopen America Act of 2020 (RAA) to “reopen” America after COVID-19 is under control.  “Look, we need a real plan to reopen America. The president of the United States offered his thoughts on this yesterday, which were basically a set of vague criteria just […]

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March 5, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Solicite Seguro Médico en la Declaración de Impuestos

Leslie Martínez, Directora de Programa del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del condado de Montgomery habló a MyMCMedia sobre todos los detalles de la nueva opción que se incluyó este año en la declaración de impuestos, y que le permite a los residentes del estado de Maryland solicitar seguro médico si aún no están […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s Birth Certificate Service Reopens After Temporary Closure

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ reopens at Dennis Avenue Health Center The County’s birth certificate service, which was closed temporarily in early May, is open for business at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring. Birth certificates are available from the County for any individual born in the State of Maryland after […]

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May 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Temporarily Unable to Issue Birth Certificates

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ office temporarily closed Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are temporarily not able to provide Maryland birth certificate services in the Vital Records’ office due to a staffing issue. Requests for Maryland birth certificates may be made either online or in person at health departments […]

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Councilmember Rice Concerned Minimum Wage Increase Will Have a Negative Impact on Minorities (VIDEO)

In a 5-4 vote, the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16  on Tuesday which will gradually increase the County minimum wage for most businesses to $15 per hour by 2020. Councilmember Marc Elrich is the lead sponsor of the bill and Councilmembers George Leventhal, Tom Hucker, Nancy Navarro and Hans Riemer are co-sponsors. […]

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January 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Council Approves Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2020 (VIDEO)

Cheers from the audience after the Montgomery County Council voted to approve Bill 12-16 that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 for some businesses. After approving five amendments to the bill, the Council voted 5-4 on the amended bill, making Montgomery County one of the first jurisdictions in the […]

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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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December 7, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Council Committee Debates $15 Minimum Wage for Hours, Questions Remain

Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour is a conversation happening across the country even here in Montgomery County where the current minimum wage is $10.75. On Dec. 7, The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee held a third worksession on Bill 12-16 that would gradually increase the County’s minimum wage […]

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