politics

September 20, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Affordable Housing and Rent Control

Mark Uncapher is the guest host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Uncapher and the panel discuss: Redistricting work based on the 2020 census is moving forward in the county to redraw the county council districts. ( 0:57 ) Remembering longtime Board of Education Member Pat O’Neill. ( 7:50) […]

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September 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Student Quarantine Challenges, Remembering 9/11

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Marc Elrich calls for a vaccine passport program. (1:03) Students are back in school for in-person learning and parents are criticizing the schools’ quarantine requirements. (7:36) Remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 20th […]

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August 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Redistricting Commission, Delta Variant

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Do you understand the function of the county’s commission on redistricting? Commission Chair Mariana Cordier explains. ( 1:12 ) The County is preparing for the COVID-19 Delta variant. ( 11:08 ) County Executive Elrich proposes a […]

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July 26, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Hogan’s I-270 and I-495 Plan Gets a Boost

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: It appears that Gov. Hogan’s push to expand the Capital Beltway and I-270 is gaining support. ( 0:57 ) Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a bill to extend pandemic limits on rent increases for a year. ( […]

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July 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery County’s Draft Land Use Plan

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Montgomery County is working on a new 50-year plan for land use titled Thrive Montgomery 2050. A coalition of 29 neighborhood associations wrote to the County Council requesting significant changes to the initial draft plan. Special […]

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July 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Highway Expansion Dysfunction, Increase in Opioid Deaths

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: The Washington Post opinion piece on July 6 describes “Maryland’s dysfunction over highway expansion” ( 0:57 ) Opioid deaths are up 33% in Montgomery County this year.  ( 6:30 ) Virginia’s Loudoun County grappling with the […]

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June 28, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland Gubernatorial Race; States Attorney Race

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Long-serving Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy has two challengers in the upcoming primary election ( 18:46 ) With 6,000 county renters seeking rent assistance, what will happen after Aug. 15 when the moratorium on evictions […]

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June 21, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland Ends State of Emergency

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Maryland’s COVID State of Emergency ends June 30.  ( 1:06 ) A new state law expands adolescents’ access to mental health care. This law provides for minors as young as 12-years-old to seek mental health care […]

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June 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: School’s Social and Cultural Polices

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Recent school board meetings where staff and parents challenge social and cultural policies of the school system. ( 0:59 ) Gov. Hogan’s decision to cut federal unemployment benefits. ( 9:02 ) How should Senator Majority Leader […]

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June 6, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Hogan Vetoes Immigration and Parole Reform Bills

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Maryland Gov. Hogan vetoes immigration and parole reform bills. ( 1:03 ) With many restrictions lifted in the county, how soon will residents give up their masks? (10:17) Councilmember Hans Riemer announces his candidacy for County […]

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