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Democrats Fire Up Base at Town Hall Meeting in Silver Spring

Event doubled as a political rally and attack on the Trump agenda
02/27/17

Leggett Opposes State Bill That Would Take Aim at Trump's Immigration Policies

State legislators are pushing the bill to establish a bulwark against the president's new deportation policies, but Leggett says it could have unintended consequences
02/22/17

‘Total Wine’ Bill Draws Opposition in Annapolis

Proposed state legislation—subject of recent controversy—would benefit other businesses as well as the major alcohol retailer, supporters say
02/21/17

Leggett Withdraws Liquor Authority Bill

The state legislation was an attempt to reform county’s Department of Liquor Control by placing it under an independent board
02/17/17

Ex-Kensington Mayor Becomes First Candidate To Jump Into District 1 Council Race

Peter Fosselman, also a former state official, had mulled a bid for county executive
02/17/17

State Delegate Defends Staggered Council Terms Bill for Montgomery County

After controversy, he says it’s not an attempt to skirt term limits
02/17/17

Event at Kenwood Country Club with Right-Wing Speaker Canceled After Protest Threat

Frank Gaffney, labeled an anti-Muslim extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center, was scheduled to speak at the club Thursday evening
02/15/17

Gaithersburg Officials Hunt Down Rusting Bridge's Caretakers; Advocacy Group Wants County To Pass Immigrant Protection Measure

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02/10/17

Candidates Begin To Emerge for District 2 County Council Seat

Two Republicans plan to challenge incumbent Craig Rice, who may run for county executive
02/09/17

Letter Sent to Damascus High Parents Condemning Swastika Drawings; Thieves Swipe Radios, Laptop From Fire Chief's SUV

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02/09/17

Union President Takes Issue With Local Delegate’s Acceptance of Campaign Donations from Total Wine & More Owners

Compares donations received by Del. Charlie Barkley to bribes allegedly taken by Prince George’s County officials
02/08/17

County Leaders Vow To Defend Inclusive Immigration Policy

County Executive Ike Leggett said he won’t be intimidated by threats to take away federal funds
02/08/17

Montgomery County Leaders Oppose State Minimum Wage Preemption Bill

Leggett and County Council members say local jurisdictions should retain control over minimum wage increases
02/07/17

Melania Trump Settles Defamation Lawsuit Against Montgomery County Blogger

First lady continues lawsuit against British tabloid in New York court
02/07/17

Perez Makes Case To Become Head of Democratic National Committee

At a fundraiser in Silver Spring, the former labor secretary accuses Republicans of trying to dismantle “the guts” of the Democratic Party’s organizing infrastructure
02/01/17

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Has Montgomery County Connection

President announced Tuesday night he’s nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
02/01/17

Montgomery County Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Immigrants

County Council and county executive issued a joint statement Monday noting local police will not enforce federal immigration law
01/31/17

Local Elected Officials Decry Trump's Travel Ban

National and local leaders representing Montgomery County spoke out against the policy and urged Gov. Larry Hogan to comment on the president's executive order
01/30/17

County Judge Permits Melania Trump’s Defamation Claim Against Clarksburg Blogger To Move Forward

Webster Tarpley’s website published allegations that the first lady had worked as a high-end escort in New York City
01/27/17

Bill Would Put Legislature in Charge of Minimum Wage; Montgomery Blair Replacing Artificial Turf

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01/27/17
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