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February 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Drastic Increase in Gang Killings in Montgomery County

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Gang killings increased 600 percent last year in Montgomery County. Major issues before the Maryland General Assembly. What to expect at President Trump’s State of the Union address. This week’s panel of political observers features Elbridge […]

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November 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Council Passes Racial Equity Legislation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the passage of the County’s Racial Equity bill, County Executive Elrich’s push to legalize the sale of marijuana to fund education, the process to replace Elijah Cummings, and whether the impeachment inquiry is winning over undecided […]

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October 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: MCPS School Boundary Study May Address Community Segregation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss desegregating the county schools, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller steps down, and what may be next for Governor Larry Hogan. This week’s panel of political observers features Elbridge James, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Hoffmann. […]

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October 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: MCPS Lowers Substitute Teacher Requirements, Underage Vaping

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss underage use of vaping products, standards for substitute teachers lowered by MCPS, and the sudden death of Congressman Elijah Cummings. This week’s panel of political observers features John Hurson, Nicolee Ambrose, Laurie Halverson, and Cynthia Rubenstein. […]

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September 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vape Store Restrictions, Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

Susan Heltemes hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Heltemes and the panel discuss proposed County legislation regarding vape stores, the two rallies held in Rockville on September 24, and proposed racial equity and social justice legislation. This week’s panel of political observers features Jill Ortman-Fouse, Laurie Halverson, Elbridge James, […]

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July 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland Ranks Low Nationally for Business

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss a recent study that ranked Virginia number one for business and Maryland number 31, charges filed against a Montgomery County police officer for use of excessive force during an arrest, what caused the negative reactions at […]

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June 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Monorail to Ease I-270 Traffic Congestion?

Susan Heltemes fills in for Casey Aiken as host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Heltemes and the panel discuss the outcome of state legislation from the Maryland General Assembly, a proposed monorail from Frederick to Rockville to alleviate traffic congestion on I-270, and the fallout from Bob Mueller’s recent […]

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May 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County 2020 Budget, Speed Cameras

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the tax implications of the County’s budget, speed cameras generate $16 million in revenue for the County, is the County government safe from a ransomware attack, and the social media video of a County police officer […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Relief to Traffic Congestion Nowhere in Sight

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aikens and the panel discuss traffic congestion, climate change, the Damascus High School rape scandal, the new mayor of Baltimore and the fallout from the Mueller report. This week’s panel of political observers features Elbridge James, Evan Young, Laurie Halverson, and […]

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April 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Women in Politics, Remembering Mike Busch

Susan Heltemes fills in for Casey Aiken as host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Heltemes and the panel discuss the Maryland legislative session, Montgomery County under new management, women in politics, and the unexpected death of Maryland House Speaker Mike Busch. This week’s panel of political observers features […]

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