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October 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

Bullying Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Council on Oct. 1 continued its efforts to prevent bullying—both in schools and in the workplace—when it recognized Bullying Prevention Month. Councilmember Valerie Ervin (second from left) was among those who spoke about increasing awareness about the lifelong impacts of bullying. Also at the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: James […]

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September 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act (Video)

Beginning October 1, uninsured adults between the ages of 18 and 64 will be able to sign up for health care coverage as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect. Signed into law in March 2010, the law requires legal residents to have health insurance coverage beginning in 2014 or pay […]

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September 30, 2013 | Sonya Burke

County Council Meets on Oct. 1: Minimum Wage on Agenda

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is scheduled to introduce a bill at 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 1 that will be part of a collaborative effort with the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County to establish a regional minimum wage of $11.50 per hour. The bill will be introduced during the Montgomery Council’s regular weekly […]

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September 30, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Fighting Synthetic Marijuana (Photos & Video)

A new Maryland law takes effect on Oct. 1 that criminalizes the possession of designer drugs sometimes referred to as “K2/Spice” or “synthetic marijuana.” Local officials held a press conference on Sept. 30 to detail the new law. Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal (see photo right) is among those telling local merchants that the dangerous […]

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October 1, 2012 | Staff Writer

Berliner’s Press Conference

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner held his weekly press conference on October 1 and discussed several topics including: the county’s Triple A bond rating, a hot button issue about Clarksburg development and its impact on Ten Mile Creek, Pepco, Victory Housing,  and transportation issues (he hopes to meet with the Governor soon). He also […]

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