Jamie Raskin

May 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces High School Graduation Dates, Speakers

More than 11,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Wednesday, June 2, and will end Thursday, June 17. Last year, MCPS held virtual graduation ceremonies, but this year each school’s commencement ceremony will be in person and […]

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April 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Praises Local Community Food Networks During Congressional Hearing

During a U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee hearing about ending hunger in America Thursday morning, Rep. Jamie Raskin praised several anti-hunger organizations in his 8th Congressional District, including Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington and Takoma Park Middle School Cluster Food Support. His district, which includes Montgomery County, is in the top 25% in […]

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April 27, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Raskin to Give Keynote Address at Universities of Shady Grove Graduation

Rep. Jamie Raskin will deliver the keynote address to The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) graduates at their May 7 virtual ceremony. The graduation will begin at 7 p.m. with an opening speech from Gov. Larry Hogan. Other speakers include USG Executive Director Anne Khademian and four graduating students. This year marks the 20th graduation ceremony […]

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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Remembers Son Tommy: ‘Too Good For a World This Broken’

During a three-hour drive-in memorial service Saturday afternoon, Tommy Raskin, who died of suicide at the age of 25, was remembered by family, friends and thousands of others gathered at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. or watching virtually on You Tube. The celebration of his life featured memories from long-time friends, teachers, his sisters and […]

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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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April 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Raskin Family to Hold Memorial Service for Late Son

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin and his family will hold a virtual memorial service for his 25-year-old son Thomas “Tommy” Bloom Raskin, who died by suicide on Dec. 31, 2020. The memorial service takes place Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. The service will be streamed via YouTube and the public is invited to join as […]

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March 30, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Segundo Caballero’ y Esposo de la Vicepresidenta de EE.UU. Visita Clínica Mary’s Center

El Segundo Caballero de EE.UU. y esposo de la vicepresidenta Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff, visitó la clínica Mary’s Center para ver de primera mano los esfuerzos de vacunación de la organización, que está ayudando a eliminar el Covid-19 en la región metropolitana de DC., informó la clínica a través de un comunicado. Desde que se […]

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March 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Md. Congressional Democrats Urge USPS to Fix ‘One of Worst Postal Backlogs in the Country’

Maryland congressional Democrats called on the U.S. Postal Service to address mail delivery problems that the state has faced in recent months following a meeting they had Monday with agency officials. The state has “experienced one of the worst postal backlogs in the country,” the federal lawmakers said in a statement Tuesday, “and there are […]

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March 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are extending the deadline to file 2020 federal income taxes from April 15 to May 17. The IRS said in a statement that it will provide further guidance on the extension in the coming days. The guidance is likely to be related to tax law changes issued in […]

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