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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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January 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Maryland Confirms Two Cases of New COVID-19 U.K. Variant in Anne Arundel

Update (5:15 p.m.): The Office of Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement about the two cases of COVID-19 in Anne Arundel caused by the new coronavirus variant originally found in the United Kingdom, known as B-117. According to the statement, the strain has not been shown to be more contagious or increase the risk of […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gov. Hogan Declares Christmas Eve State Holiday

Several state employees will officially have a day off on Christmas Eve. Gov. Larry Hogan has declared Dec. 24 as a state holiday, meaning the state’s government agencies and offices will be closed that day. “Today I am declaring Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. In a year that […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Police to Step Up Coronavirus Restriction Enforcement Beginning Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at Monday’s coronavirus news conference that he’ll be deploying Maryland State Police troopers throughout the counties as “High Visibility Compliance Units.” Starting Wednesday, the troopers will work with local authorities to investigate coronavirus restriction violations and work on educating the community about how to prevent super-spreading events. Hogan also urged Marylanders […]

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November 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 13 in Montgomery County

The day will start cloudy in the morning and then become sunny in the afternoon with a high temperature of 62 degrees, check out the weather forecast. Here’s your Friday the 13th edition of the five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free testing is available today in Silver […]

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August 6, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Brew Belly Employee Spat on by Customer Refusing to Wear Mask

An employee of Brew Belly in Olney was spat on July 31 by a disgruntled customer refusing to wear a mask. “Never did we think we would be making a post like this,” Brew Belly wrote on its Facebook page Aug. 1. “We appreciate the patrons that were around at the time that stepped in […]

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August 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Private School Parent: ‘I’m Disheartened That Our Children Are Being Used in This Tug of War’

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new order that stripped local jurisdictions of their authority to prohibit local schools and school systems from reopening with in-person instruction. On Wednesday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles doubled down on the county’s directive ordering nonpublic schools in Montgomery County to remain closed for in-person instruction until at least […]

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July 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

In ‘Still Standing,’ Hogan’s Goes From Personal Loss to Becoming ‘Consoler-in-Chief’

Gov. Larry Hogan’s memoir “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic and the Toxic Politics that Divide America” was released Tuesday. In the memoir, Hogan details his life from his childhood growing up in Maryland with a father who worked in politics to his experience battling the coronavirus pandemic as the governor of Maryland. […]

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July 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

State Will Assist, But Not Dictate, When Students Can Return To Classroom

State Superintendent of schools Karen Salmon announced July 22 that local school districts have the power to decide whether to begin school virtually, in classrooms or a combination of the two. Montgomery County School District Superintendent Jack Smith announced July 21 that for at least the first semester, schools will operate virtually here. When students […]

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June 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles and Hogan Encourage Protesters to Get Tested for COVID-19

Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles encourages residents who have attended Black Lives Matter protests to get tested for COVID-19 if they are concerned about exposure. “I think we do see folks going to the protests who may be disproportionately impacted if they do contract it,” he said […]

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