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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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December 1, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Flags Lowered to Half Staff to Honor George H.W. Bush

Governor Larry Hogan ordered Maryland’s flags to be lowered to half staff, to honor the passing of President George H.W. Bush. “I have directed American and Maryland flags be flown at half-staff immediately through December 30th to mark President George H.W. Bush’s passing,” said Hogan. President Donald Trump also ordered the United States Flag to half […]

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October 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

President Trump Orders U.S. Flag to Half Staff on Oct. 27 to Honor Pittsburgh Victims

President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff from Saturday, Oct. 27 to sunset on Oct. 31 in solemn respect for the victims of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff […]

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July 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update: Bethesda Native Picked for Supreme Court

Update, July 10: Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been tapped by President Donald Trump to serve on the Supreme Court, replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy. Another local tie to Kavanaugh: He was a classmate of state Sen. Richard Madaleno at Georgetown Prep, according to Madaleno’s Facebook page. Original Post: A Bethesda native is on the list of […]

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June 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Says He Will Not Deploy National Guard Resources to the Border

Governor Hogan announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he will not deploy any National Guard Resources to the border.  His response comes amid reports that children are being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Hogan said he ordered four crew-members and helicopters to return to Maryland immediately […]

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May 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gas Prices Could Rise Due to Iran Deal Decision, AAA Says

Pump prices may climb up to $3.00 per gallon in the Washington metro area this summer due in part to the impact of economic sanctions on Iran, AAA mid-Atlantic warns. “Though anticipated, today’s White House decision brings a wide variety of global and domestic impacts,” said John Townsend II, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “In the […]

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May 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Trump Announces Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal, Maryland Leaders Respond

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal is a choice that will “destroy America’s credibility.” During his announcement Tuesday, Trump stated “this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never been made.” He went that the deal “didn’t bring calm, […]

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February 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Flags to Half-staff Following School Shooting Tragedy in Florida

President Donald Trump has ordered the American Flag to helf-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting on Feb. 14 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half staff from now until sunset on Monday, Feb. 19. As a […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘—-hole’ Comment

Following President Donald Trump’s alleged comments towards people from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, local leaders condemned his remarks on social media. The Washington Post reported Thursday that during a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump became angry after discussing protections for immigrants from several countries. The president, according to the Washington Post, asked […]

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December 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Some Residents Worry About GOP Tax Plan (VIDEO)

In a sit-down meeting with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (Md-D), Nancy Suniewick of Silver Spring expressed concern over the tax reform bills passed recently by the Senate and the House. Both bills aim to eliminate the state and local tax reduction. According to the Tax Policy Center, state and local income and real estate taxes […]

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