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May 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Reports: Md. District Court Judge Bans Staff from Wearing Thin Blue Line Flag

John P. Morrissey, the chief judge for Maryland district courts, has ordered all district court employees to stop wearing articles of clothing that donned the thin blue line flag. The “thin blue line” flag is often used by law enforcement officers to symbolize the line between police and their role in preventing society from descending […]

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April 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Candidates for Maryland’s 2022 Gubernatorial Race: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

Candidates are starting to announce their candidacy for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election. Maryland’s current governor, Larry Hogan (R), is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Here’s a look at who is in, who is out, and who is up in the air when it comes to putting their hat in the ring […]

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April 21, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Public Libraries to Host Financial Literacy Conversation With ‘The Color of Money’ Columnist Michelle Singletary

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual conversation, “Five Steps to Thrive During a Financial Crisis and Beyond,” with Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary on Saturday, April 24. Singletary, a University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University alumna, writes the award-winning nationally syndicated personal finance column […]

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February 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

VP of Education Association: MCPS Teachers Need ‘Consistent Plan’ to Return to Classroom

Gov. Larry Hogan set the goal of March 1 for all public schools in Maryland to reopen for some form of classroom learning  During his announcement on Jan. 21, Hogan said the state would consider if it should “explore…legal avenue[s]” if school districts do not make an effort to offer some form of hybrid learning. […]

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January 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Cardin Introduce Bill to Award Officer Goodman Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) are among a bipartisan group of senators introducing a bill to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition to Van Hollen and Cardin, the bill is co-introduced by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). NEW: […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Library Card Holders Now Have Access to Washington Post Digital

The perks of owning a library card are endless. Montgomery County Public Libraries announced on social media that cardholders now can access a digital subscription of the Washington Post. Cardholders can sign up at the following link: mcpl.link/WashingtonPost. The Washington Post will allow cardholders to have digital access for a 7 day trial. MCPL explained […]

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August 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gov. Hogan Names Keiffer Mitchell As Acting Chief of Staff

Gov. Larry Hogan on Aug. 17 named Chief Legislative Officer Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. as acting chief of staff following the resignation of Roy McGrath. “Keiffer is a widely respected leader who has served our administration with distinction since day one. He has a proven track record for bringing people together and working across the […]

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July 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Washington Post: Female Employees of Washington’s NFL Team Describe Toxic Work Atmosphere

Fifteen former female employees of Washington’s NFL team faced “relentless sexual harassment and verbal abuse that was ignored – and, in some cases, condoned – by top team executives,” according to a just-released article in The Washington Post. Those accused include the director and assistant director of pro personnel, the senior vice president of content […]

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May 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Metro Operations May Not be Back to Normal Until Spring 2021

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released its multi-phased COVID-19 recovery plan Monday, indicating it may not return to its normal operations until Spring 2021. On Saturday, Paul Wiedefeld, general manager and CEO of WMATA, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying, “Until a vaccine is available, our customer experience can’t be what it was […]

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January 10, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Trio of Ex-Good Counsel Teammates Ready for NFL Divisional Round

One local high school — Our Lady of Good Counsel — will be watching the NFL playoffs a little more intently than most. The Olney school has three alumni playing this weekend in the NFL’s divisional round. And they all played together on the same 2011 team. Stefon Diggs ’12 (Minnesota Vikings wide receiver): Played at […]

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