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March 1, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Republican Candidate Flaunts Friendship with Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali During Forum

During a candidate’s forum hosted by the Montgomery County Black Business Council, Republican Candidate Robin Ficker touted his friendship with Civil Rights leaders Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali. Ficker boasted his friendships after moderator Deborah Milo asked candidates how they would examine the county’s procurement regulation regime to improve contract opportunities for black businesses. “Rosa […]

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November 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Game Changer: Program Allows At-Risk Teens to Play Soccer Free (VIDEO)

It may look like just a game, but for students in Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation’s Soccer 4 Change Program, it’s so much more. “We’re family and it helps me a lot with school and my life,” said Wilson, student at Gaithersburg High School. For a second year in a row, the recreation department’s after […]

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September 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with transit news – construction on the Purple Line light-rail project connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton is underway. There are also reports on Montgomery College greeting students as the fall semester begins, the future of early childhood programs in the county, Gaithersburg […]

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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

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August 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the orientation of 900 new public school teachers. There are also reports on immunization clinics for incoming seventh graders, school bus camera program to keep students safe, and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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August 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a preview of the new Ride On ExtRa service along Route 355 scheduled to start in October. There are also reports on a vigil for the victims and heroes of the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy, a local judge retires, and more. […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the lessons learned from the Flower Branch Apartments tragedy one year ago. There are also reports on the Zika virus, the upcoming solar eclipse and more. Watch the show in its entirety below:

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August 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the results of a new study about the county’s minimum wage. Watch the show, below:

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June 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 12, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 12, in Montgomery County: 1. Scorcher: Temperatures are expected to be in the 90’s again today. Montgomery County officials are advising residents to take protective measures. 2. Cold Case: Montgomery County police officers are expected to release some new information about an unsolved homicide that dates back […]

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May 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

The latest episode of County Report This Week includes the latest news about the budget, graduation at Montgomery College, preps for the summer season at area pools, a preview of the Quicken Loans National, a recap of the Gaithersburg Book Festival and much more. Watch the show in its entirety, below:

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