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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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December 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Some Residents Worry About GOP Tax Plan (VIDEO)

In a sit-down meeting with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (Md-D), Nancy Suniewick of Silver Spring expressed concern over the tax reform bills passed recently by the Senate and the House. Both bills aim to eliminate the state and local tax reduction. According to the Tax Policy Center, state and local income and real estate taxes […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Send Their Thoughts and Prayers to Sen. John McCain

Local leaders are sending their thoughts and prayers to Sen. John McCain, Republican, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. “You have overcome tough battles before,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen on Twitter. “Cancer just picked the wrong guy to mess with,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in a Facebook post. “Wishing rapid recovery […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Farmland and Ronald McNair Named State Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools

Two of the six elementary schools selected as 2016-2017 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools are located in Montgomery County. The two Montgomery County schools are Farmland Elementary School in Rockville and Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown. Both schools have a diverse population. The four other schools recognized as Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools on Monday are Shipley’s […]

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senator-Elect Chris Van Hollen to Chair DSSC for 2018 Cycle

Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen has agreed to serve as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2018 cycle, according to a news release. “Chris Van Hollen was our first choice for DSCC chairman because of his talents, his work ethic, and his experience,” said Senator Charles Schumer. “He has the confidence of […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen: ‘I think Donald Trump would be a danger to the country” (VIDEO)

In an interview this week, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat who is running for U.S. Senate, talked about the stakes in the upcoming Presidential General Election and he shared his thoughts about Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for President. “I think Donald Trump would be a danger to the country,” Van Hollen said. Watch […]

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September 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Van Hollen on I-270 Improvements Push: “We need more than Band-Aids”

A coalition called “Fix270Now” hosted a news conference on Monday in Germantown, announcing its efforts to improve the congestion on the I-270 corridor by reviving state studies that could lead to additional lanes and tolls. The coalition includes local government officials and business leaders. U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who is also running for Senate seat, […]

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MoCo Vote 2016 Blog (VIDEO)

The Presidential Primary Election is over in Maryland and the winners are gearing up for the General Election in November. Take a look: You can find complete election results, here. Van Hollen Victory Crowd celebrates victory by @VanHollenForMD in Democratic senate primary. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/ugLSHtybF8 — Willie James Inman (@imwilljames) April 27, 2016 Election Results Unofficial […]

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April 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland General Assembly Passes Noah’s Law

On the last day of the legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed Noah’s Law. The legislation, named after fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, now goes to Governor Larry Hogan for his signature. The law requires the use of ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers. Find out more, here. The General Assembly of […]

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