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September 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Host Gun Safety Rally Tuesday in Silver Spring

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action. The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Maryland Officials Call For Release of Tubman $20 Bill

There may be some hopeful news for Maryland officials who’ve been calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to reverse the decision to delay the release of the Harriett Tubman $20 bill. The Treasury Department’s acting inspector general will investigate the delay in the redesign of the $20 bill from Andrew Jackson to Tubman. Axios reported […]

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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmembers Meet with Senator Van Hollen

Montgomery County councilmembers met with Sen. Chris Van Hollen Friday afternoon. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson had high praise for Van Hollen. “Our state and county are so lucky to have someone as gifted and highly-respected as Senator Van Hollen fighting for us. There are so many things happening at […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Van Hollen Show Their Inner Marylander in March Madness Bracket

Gov. Larry Hogan and U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen released their March Madness brackets Thursday afternoon and — to no one’s surprise — they both are predicting Maryland will win it all. Van Hollen tweeted, “My bracket last year had @UMBCAthletics beating @UVA in the first round. People laughed (ahem @MarkWarner)—but as we saw, you […]

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March 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Teachers, County Officials March For Education Funding in Annapolis

Thousands of teachers took buses to Annapolis Tuesday to march in support of increased education funding in the state of Maryland. County leaders including councilmembers, leaders from the Board of Education, and the county executive joined teachers in solidarity for the march. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson said that his […]

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March 8, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Dance Education is Blossoming in Gaithersburg

Dancers are given an encouraging environment to grow and excel their dance education at Impact Performing Arts, LLC. The Impact team “supports dancers to grow artistically and academically, and develop them into well-rounded individuals”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Impact Performing Arts, LLC on the grand opening of their new dance studio on […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Business Leaders Explain How Shutdown Affects Their Companies

Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen visited Dawson’s Market in Rockville Thursday morning to discuss the shutdown with local business leaders. Here’s what Montgomery County’s business leaders had to say about the event, followed by a Tweet recap of the roundtable discussion. Two Montgomery County Business Leaders React to Shutdown Roundtable Discussion MCM spoke […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Business Leaders Discuss Shutdown with Cardin and Van Hollen in Rockville

Right before a meeting with Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about legislation to help re-open the government, Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) made a stop in Montgomery County. On Thursday morning they met with Montgomery County small business leaders at Dawson’s Market. Here’s the full roundtable discussion the senators had in […]

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March 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Students Participate in National Gun Protest

Just one month after the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, thousands of students from Montgomery County Public Schools marched to Washington D.C. to rally for gun law reform. With their fists up and backs turned to the White House students were silent for 17 minutes. Each minute represented one of the […]

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September 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

First Day of School in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

School is officially in session. With backpacks in hand, excitement and even some tears, students here in Montgomery County Public Schools are ready to kick off the 2017-2018 school year. More than 2,000 new students are enrolled in the MCPS school system and third grader, Cyniyah, has a message for the newbies. “Be brave and […]

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