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October 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Had Most Hate Bias Reports in State but Most Unverified

Montgomery County reported the most hate bias incidents in the state in 2019, however Prince George’s (PG) County had the most verified incidents. Montgomery County reported 108 incidents, which is 28.1% of the total 385 incidents reported in the state. However, the county also has the highest number of inconclusive or unfounded incidents, according to […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Police Department Releases 2019 Use of Force Report

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released its 2019 Use of Force Report, to include statistics surrounding force incidents between officers and citizens.  MCPD reported 553 use of force incidents in response to resistance in 2019, slightly higher than 542 in 2018. Inversely, there were less calls for service in 2019 than in 2018 (211,259 […]

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July 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In Montgomery County, Black Men Three Times as Likely as White Men to Get Traffic Violation

Black men in Montgomery County were three times as likely as white men to get a traffic violation in 2019, the Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) reported along with other disparities in policing.  The July 21 report found that Latino men were almost twice as likely as white men to get a traffic violation […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

New Study Finds that Maryland Ranks Fifth in Racial Progress

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of states with the most racial progress in 2018. WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across more than 20 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Maryland ranks eighth overall […]

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August 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Minimum Wage Report Would Mean 45,000 Jobs Lost by 2022 (VIDEO)

A report prepared for Montgomery County government said an increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour would mean that by 2022, more than 45,000 jobs would be lost, more than $396.5 million in income would be lost and nearly $41 million in lost tax revenue. The report also noted the positive effects of […]

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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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August 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

One on One with the Student Member of the Board of Education (VIDEO)

A senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Eric Guerci is serving his second term as the student member of the Board of Education. And this school year, he has new voting privileges. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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May 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senator Mikulski on NTSB Report: “Metro Has Failed to Address Serious Gaps in Safety Procedures and Equipment”

Senator Barbara Mikulski has released a statement about the recently released National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Yellow Line smoke incident that caused the death of one passenger, critical injuries to two passengers and the hospitalization of 84 others. “The report approved by the NTSB today confirms […]

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March 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

CDC Estimates 1 in 68 School Kids have Autism, No Change from Previous Estimate

An estimated 1 in 68  school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a CDC report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary. This report shows essentially no change in ASD prevalence, the proportion of school aged-children with ASD, from the previous report released in 2014. […]

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December 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Drug Overdoses Hit Record Numbers in 2014

From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and heroin, hit record levels in 2014, with an alarming 14 percent increase in just one year, according to new data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The most commonly prescribed […]

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