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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June 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Homelessness in County Down 32% Since 2016

There are 670 homeless persons in Montgomery County, which is a slight increase from 647 in 2019, according to this year’s Point-in-Time survey of homelessness, which was released June 10. However, in the Greater Washington area, Montgomery County had the highest percentage reduction of its homeless population between 2016 and 2020. The county experienced a […]

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January 28, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Regional Report Shows Increase in Drunken Driving Deaths

The number of drunken driving related deaths in 2017 increased by nearly 46 percent compared to 2016, according to the “How Safe Are Our Roads? Report” prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). The report shows that in 2016 there were 59 alcohol and drug-impaired traffic […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

D.C.-Area Ozone Exceeds Healthy Levels for First Time This Year

As predicted, the air quality in the Washington region has fallen this week, marking the first “Code Orange” days of 2018. Ozone levels exceeded EPA air quality standards Wednesday, and Thursday is expected to be a “Code Orange” day as well, according to data from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and Clean Air […]

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May 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Transportation Issues Dominate Berliner’s News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters on Monday morning for his weekly briefing about local issues and the Council’s upcoming agenda. “Today is the first day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, it is the month of May, and tomorrow we will be having a special session that really recognizes how […]

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November 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

COG Statement on Death of Ron Kirby

“All of the officials and employees of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Transportation Planning Board are devastated by the loss of our colleague, Ron Kirby. Dr. Kirby, one of the region’s leading experts on transportation planning, was a key figure in all aspects of our work on regional planning and collaboration.  He […]

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October 18, 2013 | Staff Writer

Regional Minimum Wage (Photos)

Leaders from Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia  showed their united stand to create a regional minimum wage of $11.50 per hour. The elected officials, who emphasized their collaboration at an event at the Metropolitan Washington  Council of Governments in Northeast D.C., are backing similar bills in their respective jurisdictions. Councilmember […]

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