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January 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation Friday declaring a state of emergency for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20. According to the governor’s office, the executive action would allow the state to better coordinate and assist local jurisdictions and neighboring states in regards to security operations. Hogan is also seeking federal assistance from the […]

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January 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Metro Cerrará 13 Estaciones a Partir del Viernes por el Evento de Inauguración

Metro anunció ajustes en el servicio, incluido el cierre de 13 estaciones de tren, dentro del perímetro de seguridad ampliado de Inauguración antes del evento del próximo miércoles. Las siguientes estaciones de tren estarán cerradas desde el viernes 15 de enero hasta el fin del servicio el jueves 21 de enero (Metro Center y Gallery […]

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January 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

COG Insta a Residentes a no Visitar DC el día de la Inauguración

El  Consejo de Gobernadores Metropolitano de Washington, COG por sus siglas en inglés, insta a los residentes del área de Washington a no visitar la ciudad el 20 de enero, día de la inauguración presidencial, y  los invita más bien a participar del evento de manera virtual. Statement from COG Board of Directors, representing 24 […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro to Close 13 Stations Ahead of Inauguration Day

Metro announced service adjustments, including the closure of 13 rail stations, inside the expanded Inauguration security perimeter ahead of the event next Wednesday. The following rail stations will be closed beginning Friday through end-of-service Thursday, Jan. 21 (Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed beginning Saturday): Red Line: Farragut North, Judiciary Square, Union Station […]

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January 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Supports Impeachment of President Trump

The Montgomery County Council supports impeaching President Donald Trump, councilmembers said in a statement Tuesday. “Instead of preserving, protecting, and defending the U.S. Constitution, President Trump and his surrogates fomented political unrest in an attempt to overturn a fair and free election. Every day he remains in office, he poses a threat to the health […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: State House Bulking Up Security as FBI Warns of Armed Demonstrations

Maryland State Police (MSP) is aware of online information about possible armed protests at state capitols, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. An internal FBI memo warns that armed demonstrations are being planned at all 50 state capitols and may begin this weekend, The Associated Press reported Monday. According to the AP, the memo reads: […]

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January 8, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen: ‘We Stand Under the American Flag and Not the Trump Flag’

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) of Maryland has called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office after his rhetoric empowered a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes. MyMCM spoke to Van Hollen Friday morning about how the attack happened […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘This Has Been Building’: Albornoz Says Wednesday’s Chaos Was Not a Surprise

Lawmakers were taken to secure locations Wednesday as a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters charged into the U.S. Capitol building, empowered by Trump. Five people reportedly died as a result of Wednesday’s chaos, including one Capitol Police officer. Montgomery County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said it was a terrible day that unfortunately, came […]

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January 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich a los Oficiales de la Policía del Capitolio: ‘Básicamente no Hicieron Nada’

Cuando se difundió la noticia de la renuncia del jefe de policía del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, pronunció duras palabras sobre los esfuerzos del departamento de policía durante el caos del miércoles en el distrito. “Básicamente no hicieron nada”, dijo Elrich a MyMCM en una entrevista […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: BLM Protestors Treated Like ‘Invading Army’ While Trump Supporters Let Through 

As news of the U.S. Capitol Police Chief’s resignation spread, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had harsh words for the police department’s efforts during Wednesday’s chaos in the district. “They basically didn’t do anything,” Elrich told MyMCM in an interview Thursday. “And when you compare pictures of how they responded to Black Lives Matter, which […]

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