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September 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Warrior Canine Connection Spreads Awareness During National Service Dog Month

September marks National Service Dog Month, a time to celebrate and honor the extraordinary four-legged heroes that dedicate their lives to help human companions – something Warrior Canine Connection does all year round. The organization’s mission focuses on specially trained service dogs helping veterans in need nationwide. This month, they are bringing awareness to just […]

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September 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

8,000+ Montgomery County Students Chronically Absent; Pandemic Likely to Exacerbate Truancy

In Montgomery County, between 8,000 to 9,000 children do not attend school on a regular basis. State’s Attorney John McCarthy suspects that this number has increased significantly because of the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, like food insecurity, the digital divide, lack of childcare, and much more. On Tuesday, McCarthy visited Rockville to speak to […]

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September 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Cerca de 9 Mil Estudiantes no Asisten a la Escuela de Manera Regular

Hay alrededor de ocho a nueve mil estudiantes que no asisten a la escuela de manera regular, y ese número ha aumentado durante la pandemia, según reporta la oficina del Fiscal estatal en Maryland, quienes el martes llevaron a cabo una orientación junto a los voluntarios de prevención de absentismo escolar. Este es un grupo […]

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September 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MyMCM y Hola Montgomery Celebran el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Desde 1988, Estados Unidos celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre, para reconocer la historia, tradiciones y contribución a la sociedad de las comunidades hispanas, así como su presencia en la población del país, actualmente. Montgomery Community Media y Hola Montgomery hacen un homenaje a […]

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September 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Tenants Say Bill Extending Limits on Rent Increases Would be a Lifeline

In July, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a bill to extend limits on rent increases after the COVID-19 State of Emergency ends. Gov. Larry Hogan’s State of Emergency expired in August and the county’s current rent stabilization will end in November, unless Jawando’s bill is passed and extends it to August of next year. […]

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September 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

National Leaders Tour Gaithersburg Outpatient Clinic, Discuss Mental Health Issues

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough joined U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-District 6) and U.S. Sen. Chris Van Vollen (D-Md.) for a tour of Montgomery County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Gaithersburg. The leaders had a roundtable discussion, which was closed off to members of the media, focusing on veteran mental health issues such as […]

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September 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Put Themselves At Risk So Others May Live’: Kensington First Responders Praised During 9/11 Ceremony

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) responded to the Pentagon after the deadly terrorist attacks that day. The fire department held a ceremony Saturday on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Members and other leaders praised the first responders from Montgomery County who acted that day.   Previous Post: Kensington Fire Department […]

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September 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Leaders Call For White Oak Early Voting Center

Local leaders say there’s a need for an early voting center in White Oak, and they’re calling for the Montgomery County Board of Elections to make it happen. “Bringing an early voting center to White Oak is really crucial for many of our residents who live in that area, many of whom don’t have access […]

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September 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

A Walk Through the Underground Railroad Trail in Sandy Spring

September is International Underground Railroad Month. Originally published on Feb. 26, 2020 The Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring is home to an Underground Railroad trail. The trail is a guide for the route enslaved African Americans in Montgomery County may have taken to reach freedom. That often meant walking all the way to […]

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September 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Student Quarantine Challenges, Remembering 9/11

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: County Executive Marc Elrich calls for a vaccine passport program. (1:03) Students are back in school for in-person learning and parents are criticizing the schools’ quarantine requirements. (7:36) Remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 20th […]

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