susan heltemes

January 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Baltimore Murder Rate Climbs, MCPS Achievement Gap

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Standardized test results for MCPS students continue to decline. The murder rate in Baltimore City climbs to the deadliest since 1993. Governor Hogan promises that Maryland will continue accepting refugees. A look forward to the top […]

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December 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Surveillance Cameras; Budget Shortfall

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Council proposal to install surveillance cameras throughout the County. Tensions rise at a public hearing on the school boundary issue. Do school board members deserve a raise? Why does the County face a budget shortfall […]

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November 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Council Passes Racial Equity Legislation

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the passage of the County’s Racial Equity bill, County Executive Elrich’s push to legalize the sale of marijuana to fund education, the process to replace Elijah Cummings, and whether the impeachment inquiry is winning over undecided […]

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November 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Plan to Improve American Legion Bridge

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss Governors Hogan and Northam’s plan to improve the American Legion Bridge, school boundary analysis public hearings scheduled,  County Executive Elrich remarks on legalizing the sale of marijuana, and the impeachment hearings. This week’s panel of political […]

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November 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Thin Blue Line Flag Controversy

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the benefits of Rockville’s vote by mail election, the Thin Blue Line Flag controversy, the County Council passing legislation mandating work hours for janitors, and Michael Bloomberg’s potential presidential bid. This week’s panel of political observers […]

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September 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Vape Store Restrictions, Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

Susan Heltemes hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Heltemes and the panel discuss proposed County legislation regarding vape stores, the two rallies held in Rockville on September 24, and proposed racial equity and social justice legislation. This week’s panel of political observers features Jill Ortman-Fouse, Laurie Halverson, Elbridge James, […]

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September 9, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Montgomery County Immigration Policies Receive National Scrutiny

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the new school year, Governor Hogan’s support of a new Chesapeake Bay crossing, and national scrutiny of county immigration policies. This week’s panel of political observers features Cynthia Rubenstein, Dwight Patel, Liz Matory, and Susan Heltemes. […]

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July 29, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Expansion of Accessory Dwelling Units in Montgomery County

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the Council’s decision to allow accessory dwelling units, the County Executive’s decision to ban cooperation with ICE, the location of the new recycling center, the financial problems of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and a look back […]

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July 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Maryland Ranks Low Nationally for Business

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss a recent study that ranked Virginia number one for business and Maryland number 31, charges filed against a Montgomery County police officer for use of excessive force during an arrest, what caused the negative reactions at […]

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June 24, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Is Montgomery County Business Friendly?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the business climate in Montgomery County, County Executive Marc Elrich’s call for the resignation of Charter Review Board Commission member, the fate of Rockville’s Red Gate Golf Course, and the Supreme Court ruling on the Bladensburg […]

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