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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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September 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Report of Suspicious Situation in Flower Hill Area of Gaithersburg

The Montgomery County Police Department is currently investigating the report of a suspicious situation in the Flower Hill neighborhood of Gaithersburg. Shortly before 5 p.m., police officers responded to the area near Flower Hill Elementary School, located at 18425 Flower Hill Way, for the report of a suspicious situation. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates […]

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April 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

State of the Air Report

How healthy is your air? The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report is out today and Montgomery County gets some mixed grades. The report reviews monitoring data on the two most common and harmful types of air pollution – ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot) – and compiles a “report card” telling […]

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April 10, 2015 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with a report about the importance of driving safely around construction zones. There are also reports about a crossing guard who helps local students cross the street safely in Gaithersburg, upcoming Council budget hearings, and reports from Montgomery County Public Schools, […]

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