inauguration 2017

January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

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SHA Road Work in Montgomery County Suspended for Inauguration Events

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures from today through Jan. 21 in anticipation of heavy traffic volumes associated with the Presidential Inauguration and other associated events. According to a news release, the SHA is deploying additional emergency response technicians to help clear disabled vehicles and crashes on major routes in […]

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January 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Congressman Jamie Raskin Plans to Skip the Inauguration

Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, has announced that he will not attend the inauguration on Friday. Raskin has posted a statement on his website. In it he writes, “I have assumed that I would attend the inauguration of Donald Trump…but as the hour approaches, I realize that I cannot bring myself to go.” You can […]

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January 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Women’s Democratic Club Discuss Priorities During Trump’s Administration

The Women’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County held a special meeting Thursday evening in Bethesda to discuss its priorities during Trump’s administration as well as strategies for the next election. “Now more than ever with a Trump presidency looming, we must stand together,” said President Betsy Loyless, first vice president. “We must sustain ourselves as […]

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January 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Opens Little Bennett Campground and Rockwood Manor for Inauguration Visitors

It may be the off season but Montgomery Parks is opening Little Bennett Campground and Rockwood Manor for visitors coming to Washington, D.C. to take part in events surrounding the Presidential inauguration this month. According to a news release, the parks system is opening 25 electric campsites at Little Bennett Campground, which is located at […]

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January 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: An UnNaugural Concert Set for Jan. 20 in Silver Spring

UPDATED 1.5.17 The UnNaugural Concert has sold out, according to organizer Cheryl Kagan. The @unnaugural is sold out!! If you don't have a seat for the Jan 20th concert, you can still send support here: — UnNaugural Concert (@unnaugural) January 9, 2017 An “unNaugural” concert to raise funds for national progressive organizations is scheduled […]

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