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February 5, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Montgomery County Commission for Women Announces Logo Contest Winner

The Montgomery County Commission for Women announced the winner of their “Create Our New Logo” contest in a press release on Thursday. The winner is longtime Montgomery County resident Sheelagh Ortega, who is originally from Lima, Peru. The design features three women of a variety of colors, which was praised by judges as a “unique […]

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September 10, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Younger Residents Encouraged to Participate in County Listening Session

The office of the County Executive is hosting Resilient Montgomery County, a listening session, Thursday night.  Residents thirty-five-years-old and under are encouraged to participate in the one hour Zoom call starting at 7 p.m. Active participants are eligible to receive a $20 gift card or check as a thank you for participating.  County officials want […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Exceeds State COVID-19 Testing Targets; Aims to Reach all Communities

The Montgomery County Council announced in a July 13 press release that the County has surpassed State COVID-19 testing targets.  Currently, an excess of 112,000 Montgomery County residents have been tested for the virus. In addition, the County has reached the State’s testing target of testing 10 percent of the population. The average test positivity […]

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May 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Council Approves $750,000 Food Insecurity Appropriation for Residents and Families

Montgomery County Council approved a $750,000 special appropriation, on Thursday, to help address the increasing level of food insecurity of the County’s residents and families. This special appropriation was initiated by Council members Gabe Albornoz, Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many have experienced countless economic hardships which has increased dependence […]

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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Primary Presidential Election Voting Will Be Held By Mail

The June 2 presidential primary election will now take place by mail due to Gov. Larry Hogan’s new election procedures during the pandemic, the Board of Elections announced. Marylanders need to submit their voter’s registration or any updates to their voting record by Wednesday, May 27.  Because Maryland holds closed party primaries, only registered Democratic or […]

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March 13, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery County Will Halt Evictions for a 15 Day Period

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, Gov. Larry Hogan decided to issue a “Proclamation and Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency – COVID-19,” according to the sixth district court of Maryland for Montgomery County Memorandum and Order. The international outbreak of COVID-19 poses an impending danger to the welfare of Montgomery […]

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August 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

A Free Tour That Takes Visitors Into a Day in the Life of Children in Developing Countries (VIDEO)

UPDATED: Montgomery County residents will have a chance to immerse in the lives of children who live in places like Kenya and Philipines through Change the Story: The Compassion Experience- an interactive tour where people can see children’s homes, walk through schools, markets, and hear life-changing stories of people who live on less than $1.25 per […]

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July 23, 2012 | Sonya Burke

A Hot Topic

In Montgomery County, Pepco continues to dominate the headlines. At a groundbreaking for a new Montgomery County development last week, Governor Martin O’Malley and Council President Roger Berliner fielded more questions about Pepco and the power outages that followed the June 29 storm. Pepco has to “do more,” the governor said. Residents are also still […]

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