February 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Drop By Half in Montgomery County and Maryland

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 20, 1,410 county residents filed initial claims. During the week that ended Feb. 13, 2.899 residents filed initial claims. The prior week, 3,033 residents had filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). During the week, […]

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February 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Maryland Ranks Low Among Other States for Vaccine Rollout

The state of Maryland continues to rank low in regards to vaccine distribution in the United States. According to data presented by NPR on Feb. 24, Maryland currently ranks 41st in regards to the percentage of the population that has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state ranks 28th in regards […]

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February 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Firefighter on Being a Vaccinator: ‘It’s a Great Feeling You Really Can’t Explain’

Ojibwa Miller, a master firefighter paramedic with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), is administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors at county clinics. Miller, a 19-year-veteran of the fire department, told MyMCM that he was initially apprehensive about receiving and giving the vaccine, but now stands behind it and says being a vaccinator is a […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Despite Bad Weather, Montgomery County Receives its Vaccine Doses

After a delay due to inclement weather, Montgomery County has received its COVID-19 vaccine doses from the state. The county received 9,000 first doses late Feb. 22, half of which were supposed to be received last week, according to Mary Anderson, spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore, vaccine appointments for Feb. […]

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February 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Bad Weather May Delay Vaccine Appointments

Snow and ice have delayed the arrival of COVID-19 doses to Maryland, and as of Monday morning, Montgomery County wasn’t sure when its share would be delivered. Appointments have been scheduled as of Feb. 24, but they will be rescheduled if the county’s allocation of doses doesn’t arrive in time. During their bimonthly news conference, […]

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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Sees Almost Zero Flu Activity This Season

During this influenza season, there is almost no flu activity present in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan’s Communications Director Mike Ricci said Friday morning. In a tweet, Ricci displayed a chart comparing clinical laboratory test positivity rates for flu seasons from 2017 until now. Positivity rates during the 2020-2021 flu season have remained below 5% so […]

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February 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Collisions Reported on Capital Beltway

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported “quite a few wrecks” on the Capital Beltway Thursday. The county is under a Winter Weather Advisory; the National Weather Service says to expect mixed precipitation, with snow/sleet accumulating up to one inch and ice accumulating up to 1/10 of an inch. County Emergency Management […]

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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Searching for Man Accused of Vehicle Dent Repair Scam in Bethesda

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives are searching for a man who police say committed a dent repair scam in Bethesda in July and October 2020. Detectives were granted a warrant for the arrest of Archie Valdo Thompson, age 33, according to an MCPD statement, for “multiple counts of theft and malicious destruction of property, […]

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February 18, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Franchot: El 98% de los Pagos de Estímulo se Procesarán el Viernes

El Contralor de Maryland, Peter Franchot, dijo que el 98% de los pagos de estímulo a individuos, emitidos bajo la Ley RELIEF de 2021, se procesarán el viernes 19 de febrero. El lunes, el gobernador Larry Hogan firmó la Ley (RELIEF) de Recuperación de la Economía, Medios de Sustentos, Industrias, Emprendedores y Familias , que […]

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