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September 11, 2020 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half-Staff Friday for Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag flown at half-staff on Friday, September 11, 2020 from sunrise to sunset. The Maryland flag is lowered to half-staf as no flag may fly higher than the United States flag. This is in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in […]

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May 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Friday for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also on Friday, the White House will be lit in blue. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff. No flag may fly higher […]

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February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Franchot Endorses Klobuchar for President

State Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar for president on Sunday. Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential race in Feb. 2019. She was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2006.  Franchot, a Democrat, has been comptroller since 2007. He announced his run for governor […]

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September 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from sunrise to sunset. This is in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist […]

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June 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know About Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated in the U.S. on June 14. Here are some things to know about Flag Day. 1. What is the significance of June 14? June 14, 1777 is the day the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution to establish the American flag. 2. When was Flag Day officially established? President Woodrow Wilson […]

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May 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United State Flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Also, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff. Every year, by a 1962 resolution, the president has the authorization to request May 15 as “Peace […]

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September 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Berliner Commends CVS Drug Store’s Decision to Limit Painkiller Prescriptions

Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner, who serves who on the council’s health and human services committee, said CVS Pharmacy’s new policy to limit opioid prescriptions is a step in the right direction. CVS announced a new policy earlier this week aimed to combat the national opioid abuse epidemic. Starting in February of 2018,  the […]

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September 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Flags at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Monday, September 11, 2017 from sunrise to sunset. This is in honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against […]

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July 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Delaney Announces Run for President

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Rep. John Delaney said he would not run for a fourth term in the House of Representatives and instead prepare a campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination to be president. “Our government is hamstrung by excessive partisanship. We are letting critical opportunities to improve the country pass us […]

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July 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Rotary Club’s Twilight Run Benefits the Community (VIDEO)

Hundreds of runners gathered in Potomac on Saturday for Rockville Rotary Club’s Twilight 5K Run. Since it started in 1985, the run is Rockville Rotary Club’s signature fundraising event for the community. “We give a lot of money to our community to help support the City of Rockville,” Clarice Ribeiro, president of the Rockville Rotary […]

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