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June 11, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Racial Disparities Have ‘Real Life Consequences’

Councilmember Jawando got choked up at a Montgomery County Council meeting Tuesday after presentations about racial equity. He told the story of a friend’s death to gun violence over 20 years ago, and how he could connect the killing to the disparities described. “These things have real life consequences for many people,” he said, adding […]

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March 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Student Leaders at Richard Montgomery Meet Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

Students involved in Richard Montgomery High School’s Jaguar Scholars Leadership Program see John Lewis as a rockstar. Because of history teacher Jerome Price, 25 freshmen leaders met with Rep. Lewis for about an hour and a half on Wednesday (they only expected to speak with him for a half hour!). What an honor! @MCPS Richard Montgomery […]

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August 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 14, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. One-of-a-Kind Art Project: The Kentlands Mansion has an unusual public art project from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will outline and paint their hands to help create the city’s tree logo and paint a picture or message on rocks to place […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Fair Day: The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Check out our Weekend Planner for more events happening around the county.   2. On Your Mark: Now is the time to register for the 24th […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State Senator Cheryl Kagan Considers Political Options in 2018, Including the County Executive’s Race

Make no doubt about it, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, loves representing District 17 residents in Annapolis. “I am honored to represent the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville,” she said in an interview Monday. But she’s also considering some other options in 2018, including the race for Montgomery County executive. Over the last few […]

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July 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner and Leventhal File Paperwork to Run for County Executive on Same Day (VIDEO)

Talk about timing. A candidate for county executive in 2018, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner was filing his election paperwork at the Board of Elections offices Monday morning when County Councilmember George Leventhal walked thru the door to do the same. “Unbelievable,” said Leventhal, as the two Democrats, who are now competitors in the […]

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March 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Students Discuss History of Black Lives Matter Movement During Community Forum (VIDEO)

The level of incivility surrounding this past presidential election is why officials at Montgomery College in Germantown hosted an event to talk about social justice and race. Professors Kelly Rudin and Dr. Rachel Sullivan joined students, faculty and residents to talk about the Black Lives Matter Movement and its relevance to the current political climate. […]

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February 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville Make Top 10 List of Most Diverse Cities

Four of the top 10 culturally diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, according to a new report by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared 501 of the largest U.S. cities using three indicators: ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. According to the 2017 findings, Jersey City, New Jersey is the most diverse […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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November 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Dixon, Evans and Smondrowski Win School Board Races (VIDEO)

Jeanette Dixon, Shebra Evans and Rebecca Smondrowski won their school board races on election night, according to unofficial election results. Dixon, a former teacher and principal, upset incumbent Board of Education member Phil Kauffman with over 55 percent of the vote in the at large race. Smondrowski was reelected to the Board of Education with […]

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