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April 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Council Passes Second Resolution in Support of D.C. Statehood

The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday in support of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (MWCOG) latest resolution calling for statehood for the District of Columbia. The resolution was first introduced on April 20. The county had originally expressed its formal support for D.C. statehood in February with a resolution spearheaded by […]

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April 26, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Seven Museums to Reopen in May

The Smithsonian announced Friday that it will be reopening seven of its museums along with the National Zoo starting early May, a long-awaited and eagerly anticipated decision since the closing of all of its facilities in November 2020 due to COVID-19. The first facility to reopen will be the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven […]

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April 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Leaders Express Condolences for Officer Killed Outside U.S. Capitol

State and local leaders have taken to social media to express condolences for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans who was killed when a man in a car rammed into a police barricade. The incident took place shortly after 1 p.m. outside the U.S. Capitol on Constitution Avenue. Evans succumbed to his injuries and […]

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March 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Four Suspects Charged with Multiple Carjackings, Robberies

Four people were arrested and charged with multiple armed carjackings and robberies in Silver Spring and the surrounding area. Jeremiah Cox, 17, Elijah Day-Quan Greene-Parker, 18, Antonio Daylos Myles, 21, and Rashaun Onley, 21 were charged with multiple incidents that occurred in January and February. All four suspects are from Washington, D.C. and are being […]

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March 2, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Anuncian Fechas Proyectadas para ver los Cerezos en Flor

El lunes, el Servicio de Parques Nacionales (NPS) anunció que están proyectando este año el punto máximo de los cerezos en flor en su esplendor entre el 2 de abril y el 5 de abril, en Tidal Basin en Washington. D.C. Según el sitio web oficial de Cherry Blossom Watch, el esperado desfile anual del […]

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March 1, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Projected Peak Bloom Dates for Cherry Blossoms Announced

On Monday, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that they are projecting peak bloom for this year’s cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington. D.C. to fall between April 2 and April 5. “The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70% of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) blossoms are open,” […]

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January 20, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Teams With Other Law Enforcement During Presidential Inauguration in DC

Some Montgomery County Police Officers are in the nation’s capital today assisting other law enforcement agencies during the Presidential Inauguration. According to a Tweet, MCPD has participated in the historic event for several administrations. The officers will work with D.C. Police, U.S. Capitol Police, and other law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe 59th inauguration […]

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January 20, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden

President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office on the west front of the United States Capitol Jan. 20 at noon. Watch the inauguration live, below. After they take their oaths of office, Biden will deliver the inaugural address. Following the inauguration ceremony, members of the military will present a […]

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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 | Maryam Shahzad

‘They Basically Didn’t Do Anything’: Elrich Criticizes Capitol Police Response to Mob

On Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol went under lockdown when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. Five people reportedly died, including one Capitol Police officer. Officer Brian Sicknick died around 9:30 p.m. Thursday from injuries sustained Wednesday, according to a police statement. Lawmakers were forced to evacuate the building and hide as a mob […]

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