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March 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 5 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 5. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Here’s today’s agenda. 2. Safety and Security: Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations is hosting a conversation on safety and security tonight at 7 p.m. […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Trump Executive Order Gives Federal Employees Day Off on Christmas Eve

President Donald Trump signed an executive order excusing federal government employees from work on Christmas Eve. However, executive departments still have the authority to determine if certain agencies should remain open for national security and defense purposes. The order states, “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees […]

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January 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Slavin Ends His 61-Year Membership at the Woodmont Country Club (VIDEO)

Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, a lifelong member of the Woodmont Country Club, has ended his 61-year membership at the club following a controversy about if President Obama should be invited to join the club. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Slavin sent an open letter to the club’s general manager with news of his decision […]

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September 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flags Ordered to Half Staff (PHOTO)

President Barack Obama has ordered the American flag to half staff until sunset on Sept. 30, in respect of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away this week. As matter of protocol, the Maryland flag has been lowered to half staff as well because no flag may be flown higher than the flag of the […]

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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flags to Fly at Half Staff on Sept. 11 (PHOTO)

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 11 in honor of Patriot Day. This action is in honor of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of […]

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July 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

President Obama Orders Flags to Half-Staff following Nice Tragedy

President Barack Obama has ordered the American flag to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on July 14, in Nice, France. According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half staff from now until sunset on Tuesday, July 19. As a matter of protocol the Maryland flag is […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

President Obama Orders Flags to Half-Staff following Dallas Shootings

President Barack Obama has ordered the American flag to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers on July 7 in Dallas, Texas. According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half staff from now until sunset on July 12. As a matter of protocol the Maryland […]

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March 8, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County to Receive Federal Funds for January Winter Storm

Montgomery County will receive funds from the federal government after the January 2016 blizzard. The aid is part of a major disaster declaration signed by President Barack Obama. Montgomery County, along with other communities in the state of Maryland, will receive the aid after Governor Larry Hogan sent a formal request for federal aid to […]

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February 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Calls on Senate and President to Fill Vacancy on Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski issued the following statement calling on the Senate and President Obama to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court: “Barack Obama is our President until January 20, 2017. The American people elected him to a four year term. I’m shocked that Senate Republicans are only giving him a […]

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February 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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President Obama Orders Flags to be Raised to Full Staff on Feb. 20

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag to be raised to full staff  effective Saturday, Feb. 20 at sunset. This is in honor of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13th. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland Flag will be raised to full staff as well. […]

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