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March 16, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: State Police Reform Bills, COVID-19 Restrictions

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Police reform bills passed the Maryland Senate. ( 1:22 ) Governor Hogan lifted many of the COVID-19 restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining, retail business, religious facilities, casinos, fitness centers, hair salons and other indoor recreational […]

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February 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Vaccination Process, Maryland General Assembly

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Challenges with the COVID-19 vaccination process in the county. ( 1:00 ) Upcoming election to replace Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. ( 7:00 ) The Maryland General Assembly tackles legislation directed at Maryland’s minority residents in the current […]

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January 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vaccines, Schools, and Impeachment

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. In this week’s episode, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. MCPS decides to keep schools closed until March 15. Reasons to impeach the outgoing president. This week’s panel of political observers features Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan […]

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December 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Housing and Racial Equity in Montgomery County

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss County Council bills introduced that address racial equity and social justice in housing in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch their discussion on housing and racial […]

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December 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Reopening Montgomery County Schools

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss reopening county schools in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch their discussion on reopening county schools below: “21 This Week” airs on Channel 21 on Sundays […]

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December 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: More COVID Closures?

Casey Aiken and his panel of political observers discuss indoor dining coronavirus restrictions in this segment of the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken is joined by Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Laurie Halverson, and Susan Heltemes. You can watch their discussion on coronavirus restrictions below: “21 This Week” airs on Channel 21 on Sundays […]

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December 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery County Set to Close Indoor Dining

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Elrich orders new restrictions on restaurants, stores and religious services. Maryland Superintendent of Schools believes schools may reopen safely. Is the County Council too progressive for Montgomery County? This week’s panel of political observers […]

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November 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Council, County Executive Clash on Metro Development; Election Predictions

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Council overrides County Executive veto on a bill to provide tax incentives for future metro development. Positive COVID-19 cases increase in Montgomery County for the ninth straight day. Panel predictions about the presidential election. This […]

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October 26, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Covid Relief Spending, Ballot Questions A and B

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County Executive and Council are at odds over Covid relief spending. Special guest Councilmember Andrew Friedson explains the implications of the ballot questions A and B. With the increase in Covid cases cause a second […]

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September 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing, Upcoming School Board Races

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The County recently allowed larger religious gatherings. Was this a reaction to political pressure? The school district is projecting a $155 million dollar shortfall. Will this impact the upcoming school board election? Is it time to […]

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