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April 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Complete Nonsense’: Hogan Responds to Audit Faulting Purchase of Test Kits From South Korean Company

After an audit found that 500,000 COVID-19 test kits that the state bought from the South Korean company LabGenomics were not purchased in accordance with state regulations, Gov. Larry Hogan scoffed at the report. “It was complete nonsense. I’m still very happy with the tremendous success of acquiring these test kits. It was probably one […]

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November 25, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan Awarded Highest Civilian Honor from South Korea

Yumi Hogan, Maryland’s First Lady, was awarded the Order of Civil Merit of the Republic of Korea — the country’s “highest and most prestigious civilian honor,” according to a press release by the governor’s office. The ceremony took place Tuesday at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C. Hogan is one of […]

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April 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Working to Get Missing Parts for 500,000 COVID-19 Test Kits from South Korea

The state of Maryland is working to get missing components to complete the 500,000 COVID-19 testing kits secured from South Korea, Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles said at a virtual county council meeting Thursday.  “I do know that when they were brought in they did not include […]

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April 24, 2020 | Veronica Canales

First Lady Yumi Hogan Hosting Cooking Show

Yumi Hogan, wife of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, has started a cooking show. Yumi Cooks! shows the First Lady of Maryland cooking Korean dishes on Gov. Hogan’s YouTube page. The cooking episodes are between 1-2 minutes. The cooking show began last year, with just 3 episodes, but since the coronavirus crisis began, Yumi Hogan began […]

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April 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Biden, Cuomo Weigh in on Maryland’s 500,000 Coronavirus Tests

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), have weighed in on the news that Maryland has obtained 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea. In a statement, obtained by the Baltimore Sun, Biden said Monday evening: “The administration’s response on testing has been so […]

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April 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 21 in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, April 21, and it is National Kindergarten Day. The day honors Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (1782-1852), who started the first Kindergarten. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. The council will discuss legislation to provide more coronavirus […]

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April 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Receives 500,000 Coronavirus Tests from South Korea

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday Maryland has received 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea. “The 500,000 test capacity, which we have just acquired is equal to the total amount of testing, which has been completed by four of the top five states in America combined,” Hogan said. The deal was made with the help of […]

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July 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: All’s Well That Ends Well at World Championships

Katie Ledecky came to the FINA world championships in Gwanghwamun, South Korea with her sights set on winning five gold medals. Things did not go quite as planned. She won two silvers heading into her last event – the 800 meter freestyle – and had spent more time in a local hospital than in the […]

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July 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Withdraws From Two Events at Worlds

The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. The world championships in South Korea are not going according to plan for Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky. On Sunday, the five-time Olympic gold medalist was beaten in the 400m freestyle event by an Australian teenager. And Monday, Ledecky withdrew from the […]

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July 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Stunned at Worlds

The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. Katie Ledecky is the best swimmer in the world who is very unaccustomed to not finishing in first place. That’s why Sunday’s second place finish in the 400 meter freestyle at the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea was a […]

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