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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Federal Government Shutdown

Casey Aiken is the host for the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss the partial federal shutdown and the Mexican border and the impact of the shutdown on Montgomery County. This week’s panel of political observers includes John Hurson, Evan Young, and Cynthia Rubenstein. You can watch […]

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January 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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January 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

‘Shutdown Social’ Provides Meals for Furloughed Feds

To Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, federal employees are the ”collateral damage” in the battle between President Trump and Congress over a border wall between the United States and Mexico. With the furlough starting its 21st day, Hucker’s office organized the ”Shutdown Social” where the hundreds of furloughed feds gathered at the cafeteria at Montgomery […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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Comptroller Peter Franchot Talks Shutdown and Alcohol Regulation Laws

MCM caught up with Peter Franchot on Wednesday while he was honoring Shapiro and Duncan’s in Rockville. Here’s what he had to say about the government shutdown’s impact on Maryland’s economy. Also, here’s what he had to say about modifying alcohol regulation laws in Maryland.

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January 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Yuletide Joy Becomes a Garden Cover

Christmas is over. It’s time to turn your tree into mulch.

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January 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. This episode includes video on: Executive Marc Elrich kicks off the year hosting five FY20 Budget Forums throughout the county; The county’s Department of Health and Human Services gears up to offer free Naloxone training to interested residents; Ride […]

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January 11, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Fred Evans hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Dr. Bruce Fowler, Maria Maisto, Georgine DeBord, and Henry Hailstock. Evans and the panel discuss the following: The 2018 Fulbright Prize will be awarded to Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, on Jan. 28 in Berlin. Dr. Bruce Fowler, a Fulbright Board Director […]

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January 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Discusses Early Budget Moves

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said right after he took office in December, he had to make the first move to avert a budget shortfall. Here’s what he said:

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January 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich: Housing Commission Needs to Work with Community over Graves

County Executive Marc Elrich had his first meeting with reporters Thursday. One of the topics that came up was the African cemetery under an apartment complex owned by the Housing Opportunities Commission. Four people were arrested Wednesday at an HOC meeting, protesting the commission’s lack of action to preserve the graves. Here’s what Elrich said […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Stop the Shutdown, Stop the Wall’: Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open

Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured […]

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