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May 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Influential Authors Stop By 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival featured 140 authors who are celebrated at the local and national level. “This year is the one that I think matches the City of Gaithersburg the most in terms of its diversity,” Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said. Some in attendance include Sarah McCoy, author of “Marilla of Green Gables”; […]

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April 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Footage of Hogan Sr. Calling for Nixon’s Impeachment Resurfaces

Old footage of Gov. Larry Hogan’s father resurfaced on MSNBC’s show “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on Monday night. The footage shows then-Congressman Lawrence Hogan Sr. calling for President Richard Nixon’s impeachment. Hogan Sr. was the first Republican congressman to call for Nixon’s impeachment — a fact Gov. Hogan alluded to in his inaugural […]

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April 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Mulling 2020 Run, Criticizes Republican Loyalty to the ‘Dear Leader’

Hogan Says He’s Considering a 2020 Presidential Run in New Hampshire Will Gov. Larry Hogan will pose a primary challenge to President Donald Trump? While speaking at a Politics and Eggs event at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Hogan was asked if he was going to announce he’s entering the 2020 race. Gov. […]

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April 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Man Wearing MAGA Hat in Germantown

Germantown district police officers have arrested two men for their involvement in an assault and robbery that occurred in Germantown over the weekend. According to police, the two men arrested for their involvement in this incident are Jovan Crawford of Germantown, 27, and Scott Duncan Roberson of Washington D.C., 25. Police say that a man, […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

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January 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Council Calls for Federal Leaders to End Government Shutdown

The Montgomery County Council sent a letter to President Donald Trump and members of Congress urging them to reopen the government. “As the partial federal government shutdown stretches past the month mark, it is having a dramatically negative fiscal impact on Maryland and Montgomery County,” the letter states. “Every two weeks, federal working families across […]

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January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Invokes His Father: ‘Not even the President of the United States is above the law’

During his gubernatorial inauguration speech in Annapolis, Gov. Larry Hogan paid homage to his late father. “He showed us true meaning of honor, integrity, and meaning,” Hogan said of his father, who died in April 2017. Hogan’s father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., served as U.S. Congressman, representing District 5 in Maryland. Like his son, Hogan […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Opening #ChefsForFeds Relief Kitchen in D.C.

Chef José Andrés is continuing his pursuit of helping furloughed workers and contractors struggling from the federal government shutdown. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Andrés is opening a temporary relief kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the U.S. Navy Memorial, to feed struggling furloughed government workers and contractors. Andrés is opening the kitchen through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen. World […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland and Montgomery County Politicians Tweet Their Shutdown Frustrations

Maryland and Montgomery County politicians have taken to Twitter over the past couple of weeks to air their frustrations with the federal government shutdown. Here’s a look at what they’ve been saying. Gov. Larry Hogan I am disgusted by the lack of concern for hardworking employees who will go unpaid this week. No one in […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Stop the Shutdown, Stop the Wall’: Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open

Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured […]

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