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Ariana Kelly takes helm of group dedicated to fighting for women

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Ariana KellyDel. Ariana Kelly (D-16). COURTESY PHOTO  

After being elected president of the Women Legislators of Maryland, Del. Ariana Kelly (District 16) proclaimed that she had just “fulfilled one of my legislative dreams.”

Kelly, who is already known around Annapolis for fighting for women’s causes, now heads an organization dedicated to the rights and needs of women and girls on issues such as child care, domestic violence and human trafficking.

“I think it’s an incredible opportunity. I think there are a lot of ways to improve women’s lives,” she said.

“For me, it’s both a tremendous honor to be elected by my colleagues, but it also is a tremendous opportunity to improve the lives of the women of Maryland.”

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Council looks at improving local child care

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1198-1-5057bROCKVILLE – Councilmember Hans Riemer (D-At large) introduced a bill Tuesday to take a more comprehensive look at child care in the county after dealing with a number of issues piecemeal in the past year.

His bill would establish an Office of Child Care, Early Care and Education to conduct research on child care practices and implementation, provide leadership on these issues, help coordinate among existing county offices and private entities and prepare an overall Strategic Plan for Child Care.

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