Sen. Cheryl Kagan

July 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Politicians, Activists Rally Against Road Widening Before Crucial Vote Wednesday

With I-270 in the background, state, county and local politicians as well as several activists rallied at Woodley Gardens Park in Rockville in opposition to the I-495, I-270 road widening project that will go before the Washington Council of Government for a second vote on Wednesday. In mid-June, The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board […]

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July 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sellout Crowd Watches Israel Olympic Baseball Team Play Bethesda Big Train

The Israel National Baseball team defeated Bethesda Big Train Sunday under the lights before a sold-out crowd at the Shirley Povich Field days before heading to the Olympics in Tokyo. During a Friendship game that featured “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung in Yiddish and food trucks with Jewish treats from Attman’s Potomac Deli and […]

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June 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in December and enrolled 29,960 participants, had an overall efficacy rate of 90.04%. Last year, Novavax was awarded $1.6 billion from the […]

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March 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Raskin es Honrado con la Medalla ‘First Citizen’ de Maryland

Han pasado unos cinco años desde que el representante de los Estados Unidos Jamie Raskin fue senador del estado de Maryland, ahora, ese cuerpo legislativo le otorgó su Medalla al Primer Ciudadano, el miércoles. El Primer Premio al Ciudadano es otorgado por el presidente del Senado de Maryland a aquellos que “han sido participantes dedicados […]

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March 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Honored with Maryland ‘First Citizen’ Medal

Although it has been about five years since U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin was a Maryland state senator, that legislative body awarded him with its First Citizen Award Medal on Wednesday. The First Citizen Award is given out by the Maryland Senate president to those who “have been dedicated and effective participants in the process of making […]

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March 22, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

‘Maryland, My Maryland’: State Senate Votes to Remove Pro-Confederacy State Song

The Maryland Senate unanimously voted to remove “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state song on March 19. The song was written in 1861 and has been the state’s official song since 1939.  Efforts to remove the song have been voiced since the 1970s following lyrics that describe former President Abraham Lincoln as a “tyrant” and […]

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October 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Early Voters in Rockville Not Fazed by Hour Plus Wait

On the first day of early voting in Maryland, voters at the County Executive Office Building in Rockville waited in an average of 75 minutes in line to cast their ballot. According to the MoCo Votes mobile app, the Executive Office Building had some of the longest wait times in the county for the first […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Three Weeks Out From Election Day, Sen. Kagan Answers Questions About Ballots

Election Day is three weeks away but voting is ongoing. Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D-17) is engaged with state and county election board matters and helped clarify some ballot questions like where exactly to sign and why internet delivery may not be as convenient as you think. In Maryland, the board of elections must receive mail-in […]

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September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

What Happens if Someone Photocopies an Online Ballot?

In Maryland, residents will receive applications to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the November 2020 general election. Residents can also request a ballot to be delivered by mail, fax or electronically. Ballots must be completed by hand and delivered by mail or in-person. If you choose to receive an online ballot, you must […]

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August 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿No Puede Hablar en una Emergencia? Ahora Puede Enviar un Mensaje de texto al 9-1-1

A partir de hoy, los residentes de Maryland tienen la opción de enviar un mensaje de texto al 9-1-1 para pedir ayuda si no pueden llamar al número. En una emergencia, no siempre es posible hablar en voz alta, por lo que la asamblea de Maryland adoptó una forma de permitir que quienes tienen un […]

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