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Enough with the prayers already

MC DC Trump on Gun Violence in America 1bSomewhere in the United States right now, as you read this, the next victims of a mass murder are going about their business of life and have no idea what’s in store for them.
They don’t know they’ll soon be victims – perhaps before the ink dries on our newspaper.
They have no way of knowing how they’ll die, or when; whether they’ll die next to their loved ones or die running for safety.
They will just be dead and the dead can’t do anything about it.

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BOE discusses mental health

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ROCKVILLE – The Montgomery County Board of Education focused on mental health May 10 as part of an effort to reorganize, coordinate and improve the County’s offices tasked with identifying cases of mental illness among local students.

Touching on the various aspects and complexity of mental health facing the county's student population, Dr. Chrisandra Richardson, associate superintendent for Special Education and Student Services, said the County must examine the role of public education in behavioral health.

“We use or focus to continually update and revise programs of specific services,” said Richardson.

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Rockville officer pedals his way for awareness

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police unity tourOne year ago, a doctor diagnosed Rockville Police Corporal John Pfaehler with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. After 13 years of build-up, he felt like a weight lifted off his shoulders.

Today Pfaehler, a 10-year veteran of the department and officer for 21 years, is getting ready for his fifth ride in the annual Police Unity Tour, where officers ride bicycles hundreds of miles to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of National Police Week.

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