Md. Delegate Lorig Charkoudian

August 11, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Fifth Anniversary: Leaders Remember the Victims of the Flower Branch Explosion

On the fifth anniversary of the Flower Branch Apartments explosion in Silver Spring, local leaders came together to remember the seven victims who lost their lives on the summer night of August 10, 2016. The remembrance event was led by Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA, an organization that advocates for immigrants and Latinos. Torres […]

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Delegate Charkoudian Hopes Voters Grant Legislators Budget Flexibility

Maryland Delegate Lorig Charkoudian has spent the past few months handing out political flyers and explaining where and how to vote to her District 20 constituents. Tonight she is hoping her efforts pay off and that Maryland voters approve state Question One, which authorizes the General Assembly to increase, decrease or add items to the […]

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November 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lawmakers Call on Hogan to Provide $2 Million for Businesses Along Purple Line

Several Maryland and Montgomery County lawmakers gathered outside of Evita’s Bridal Shop in Takoma Park Monday, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to provide funding for businesses along the Purple Line. Many of those businesses are immigrant-owned, and they face a unique financial challenge because of Purple Line construction and restrictions placed on businesses because of […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes de Maryland Rinden Homenajes a Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Los homenajes de los líderes de Maryland para honrar a la jueza de la Corte Suprema, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, no se hicieron esperar tan pronto se conoció la noticia de su muerte. Ginsburg falleció el viernes a los 87 años de “complicaciones del cáncer de páncreas metastásico”, según un comunicado de la Corte Suprema. Su […]

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September 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court. Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election. NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated […]

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August 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Leaders React to Biden’s VP Pick Harris

On Tuesday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced that he’s selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris’ candidacy is historic in that she’s the first Black woman and the only South Asian American woman to become a vice presidential nominee. Here’s a look at how Democratic leaders in Montgomery County are […]

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March 27, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park’s Peace Ambassador, Pat Loveless, Passes Away

Takoma Park’s unofficial peace ambassador, Pat Loveless, passed away at the age of 64 on March 20. In May of 2010, Takoma Park City Council adopted a resolution declaring Loveless the “Takoma Park Peace Delegate.” “He was very active in protests, civil rights. He was opposed to the death penalty,” said Takoma Park Council member […]

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