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January 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce Bill to Award Officer Goodman Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are among a bipartisan group of senators introducing a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition to Van Hollen and Cardin, the bill is co-introduced by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). NEW: […]

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January 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Stations Begin Reopening Following Inauguration Closures

Nine Metro stations have reopened so far following inauguration security closures. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, Gallery Place and Union Station reopened, a statement from Metro said. The following stations reopened as of 1 p.m.: Archives, Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Judiciary Square and Smithsonian. Four remaining stations are set to […]

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January 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg’s Cavanaugh Bell Featured in ‘Celebrating America’ Inauguration Event

A local eight-year-old is no stranger to doing good deeds and for getting local and attention attention. Cavanaugh Bell of Gaithersburg received the spotlight treatment during Wednesday night’s “Celebrating America” television inauguration event.  Bell told a large national television audience, “I spread positivity to inspire others to change the world.” He has distributed 138 care package […]

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January 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Inaugural Sensation Amanda Gorman Will Join Montgomery College for Poetry Reading

Amanda Gorman, who made history Wednesday as the youngest inaugural poet ever in the U.S., will read her poetry at a virtual event with Montgomery College on Feb. 2. Gorman, 22, became the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the U.S. in 2017. The Harvard University graduate is from Los Angeles and mesmerized viewers as […]

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January 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Sends Well Wishes to Biden Administration: ‘America Starts a New Chapter’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich issued a statement after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the President and Vice President of the United States. Elrich wished the new administration well, saying: Today, America starts a new chapter as we welcome our 46th President Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris. They take […]

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January 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Pledges ‘Partnership, Honesty, and Goodwill’ to President Biden

Gov. Larry Hogan attended President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony Wednesday. Hogan released a statement about his experience at the inauguration stating in part,  “I pledge to President Biden the same spirit of partnership, honesty, and goodwill that I offered to President Trump and President Obama.” Through the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, we show the […]

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January 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Politicians Tweet Their Goodbyes in Relief as Trump Leaves D.C.

While much of the news is focused on Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration, from taking the oath to virtual parties and parades, several Maryland politicians took to Twitter Wednesday morning to express their feelings as they watched President Donald Trump leave the White House for the last time as this country’s 45th president. Max learned how […]

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January 18, 2021 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Joining Inauguration Parade

Katie Ledecky won’t be swimming. Nor will she be adding another gold medal to her already large collection, but she will be “marching” in a virtual, live streamed “Parade Across America.” The event, featuring numerous bands, performers and athletes will kick off President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ presidential escort from 15th Street […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Local Police on Alert During Days Surrounding Inauguration

Montgomery County Police Department is collaborating with local and federal law enforcement officers surrounding the days of the presidential inauguration, which will be held on Wednesday. A group of county police officers will be assisting the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, which it has done since the 2001 Inauguration. It also is assisting the Capitol […]

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January 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation Friday declaring a state of emergency for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20. According to the governor’s office, the executive action would allow the state to better coordinate and assist local jurisdictions and neighboring states in regards to security operations. Hogan is also seeking federal assistance from the […]

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