John Sarbanes

January 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Senators, Congressmen Representing Montgomery County Confirm Safety

Maryland’s two U.S. Senators, Chris Van Hollen (D) and Ben Cardin (D), are both safe after protestors broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon, according to spokespeople for the officials. The Republican enablers who encouraged @POTUS and this insurrection must actively work to calm the crowds and restore order. Words matter and the incendiary language […]

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December 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Flags to Fly at Half Staff in Honor of Former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes

Paul Sarbanes, who represented Marylanders in the U.S. Senate for more than 30 years, died Sunday. He was 87. The news was confirmed in a statement by Sarbanes’ son, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md. 3). The congressman said in the statement: “My father, Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, passed away peacefully this evening in Baltimore. Our family […]

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September 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Democrats Support Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry

Local Democrats are showing support for a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It’s time for the House of Representatives to open an official impeachment inquiry against President Trump. I have thought about this deeply and regret that our country has to endure this process, but it's the only way for Congress to protect […]

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March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police, Firefighters Honored at 45th Annual Public Safety Awards

A number of public safety officers were honored at this year’s 45 Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center in North Bethesda. The event was emceed by NBC4’s Leon Harris and Doug Kammerer. The event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to […]

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March 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

With the Crunch of An Apple, Montgomery County Celebrates School Breakfast

At 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, thousands of Marylanders participated in the “Hear the Maryland Crunch” program. Students, teachers, politicians, county officials and more crunched on an apple to highlight the importance of the School Breakfast Program. The event is held during National School Breakfast Week as a reminder of the importance of children beginning their day […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland and Montgomery County Politicians Tweet Their Shutdown Frustrations

Maryland and Montgomery County politicians have taken to Twitter over the past couple of weeks to air their frustrations with the federal government shutdown. Here’s a look at what they’ve been saying. Gov. Larry Hogan I am disgusted by the lack of concern for hardworking employees who will go unpaid this week. No one in […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Stop the Shutdown, Stop the Wall’: Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open

Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Politicians Meet with Minority Business Leaders Over Breakfast

The Minority Legislative Breakfast brought together politicians throughout Maryland to hear the legislative priorities of minority business leaders. Indeed, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, the Asian American Political Alliance, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County hosted this event, which featured speeches from federal, state, and county level politicians. Above […]

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October 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Second Annual Regional Job Fair Set for Wednesday in Silver Spring

Looking for a job? Montgomery County will host the Second Annual East County Regional Job Fair on Oct. 17 from 3-7 p.m. in Silver Spring. This event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are asked to bring many copies of their resume and to dress in business attire. Registration for job seekers is encouraged […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Town Hall on Challenging Trump Planned for Sunday in Silver Spring

Some of Montgomery County’s top politicians will take part in a town hall meeting Sunday, led by the Takoma Park Mobilization, that will discuss how to challenge President Trump. Rep. Jamie Raskin will speak on “One Nation Under the Constitution: How the People and Congress Can Stop a Lawless President,” according to a flier advertising […]

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