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Supposed Nigerian Prince, Robert Lipman Imposter File Public Information Requests with County

The ‘prince’ wants residents to know they can share his fortune if they assist him
03/24/17

Protesters Greet Hogan, DeVos at Bethesda Elementary School

Governor addresses Rockville High rape case at joint event with U.S. Secretary of Education
03/23/17

Bethesda Delegates Urge Hogan To Speak Out Against Trump’s Proposed NIH Cuts

The state representatives said Bethesda research center is important part of state’s economy and worldwide healthcare, and Hogan should defend its funding
03/23/17

Montgomery Leaders Push Back Against Hogan’s Comments on Rockville Rape Case

State delegates, County Council president say governor is politicizing incident
03/22/17

County Council Approves Resolution Opposing Trump Budget

President’s proposed cuts would cause a recession in Montgomery County, one council member says
03/22/17

Montgomery County Releases More Than 200,000 Email Addresses to Voter Group

County Council members released addresses of newsletter subscribers; county also released the more than 125,000 addresses of those who subscribed to its Paperless Airplane newsletter
03/22/17

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Addresses Reported Rape at Rockville High

Spokesman says Trump has targeted illegal immigration because of incidents such as this one
03/21/17

Emotions Run High After Reported Rape at Rockville High School

Name-calling and finger-pointing spreads as anti-undocumented immigrant group adds fuel to fiery discourse
03/20/17

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Likely Impact Federal Agencies in Montgomery County

Local leaders expressed concern about the proposed federal budget that takes aim at major county employers such as NIH and NOAA
03/16/17

Purple Line Federal Funding Could Be in Jeopardy Under Trump’s Budget Plan

The president’s budget outline states only projects with grant agreements in place can receive federal funds—the Purple Line’s hasn’t been signed
03/16/17

Possibility of Passage Dims for State Bill Calling for Pedestrian Traffic Beacons

Senate committee rejects proposal for traffic lights that advocates say would make pedestrian crossings safer
03/16/17

Reggie Oldak To Run for District 1 County Council Seat

The tax attorney and longtime women’s issues advocate is Roger Berliner’s former chief of staff
03/15/17

Area Residents Divided Over Proposed Rockville Immigration Ordinance

About 75 people testified Monday night about controversial legislation
03/07/17

Students from Sherwood, Richard Montgomery Face Off in Election to School Board Post

Candidates want to expand access to early education, fight inequities between student groups
03/03/17

Bethesda Presbyterian Becomes ‘Sanctuary Church’

Pastor says it will welcome refugees, immigrants should they need protection
03/03/17

Republican Robin Ficker Plans To Use Public Financing to Run for County Executive

The Boyds attorney has unsuccessfully run for office six times in the past decade, but last year he led successful drive for term limits
03/02/17

Elrich Plans To Use Public Funds for County Executive Race

The at-large council member is second candidate who intends to use the new county financing system
03/02/17

Berliner Commits To Passing $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Montgomery County Council president voted against the proposal earlier this year
02/27/17

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
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