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August 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered in Maryland in Memory of Naval Officer Xavier Martin

Flags in Maryland will be lowered to half staff on Wednesday in memory of Navy Petty Officer First Class Xavier Alec Martin of Halethorpe. Martin was killed on June 18, while serving aboard the USS Fitzgerald. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the state flag to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset […]

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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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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flags to Fly at Half Staff on Sept. 11 (PHOTO)

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States flag to be flown at half-staff sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 11 in honor of Patriot Day. This action is in honor of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of […]

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April 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sligo Middle School Wins Green Ribbon School Award

Sligo Middle School has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award. The Silver Spring school is among 47 winning schools from across the nation. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program, established in 2011, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce […]

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March 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

President Obama Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Brussels Victims

President Barack Obama has ordered flags to half staff from now thru Saturday to honor the victims in the Brussels attacks. “The American people stand with the people of Brussels,” President Obama said in a proclamation. “We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of […]

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February 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

President Barack Obama has ordered the United States Flag to be lowered to half staff effective today, Feb. 14, and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of internment. This is in honor of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13th. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Mikulski Condemns Trump’s Proposal to Bar Muslims from Entering U.S.

Senator Barbara Mikulski is denouncing Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to block Muslims from entering the United States. “I join Americans of all faiths in denouncing Donald Trump’s divisive remarks about Muslims. His plan is deeply offensive and absolutely contrary to American values,” said Mikulski in a statement released today. “It also threatens America’s […]

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December 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

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President and Governor Order Flags to Half Staff on Dec. 7

President Barack Obama and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday, December 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This is to honor those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

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October 12, 2015 | Aline Barros

From Vietnam to Montgomery County: Local Business Owner Shares Story

Than Nguyen was 19-years old when she moved to the U.S. from Vietnam. It was April of 1975. She says she still remembers that day. “We left in a hurry,” she said. It was a turbulent time in her country, she explains adding she saw “horrible” things during the Vietnam War. “I saw people dying. […]

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October 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

ESOL Students Share “Stories of Migrating Youth” in Silver Spring (PHOTOS)

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, more than 30 ESOL students from Sherwood High School were part of a project called Migrating Lives: Migrating Stories of Our Youth- a community outreach program offered at the Sandy Spring Museum. On Oct. 7, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton joined these students to […]

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