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On May 6th, therapy dogs met with nurses at MedStar Montgomery's Healing Garden as a way to honor the frontline workers and the incredible work they do.

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On May 4, 2021 County Executive Elrich tweeted a photo from the AAPI Heritage Month Kick Off Event. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic the County has been subject to various Orders issued at both the State and County levels. The photo is a direct disregard to such orders, orders th…

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As we near the end of the 2020-2021 year, the first ever majority-online school year in history, we’ve come to many conclusions. How we must adjust to an online environment, how we miss being in school, and most importantly, how much online school can suck. As a junior at Quince Orchard who …

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The service dogs and nurses will meet in MedStar Montgomery's Healing Garden on Thursday, May 6th at 3pm. This last year has been beyond trying for frontline workers and now it's time to focus on their well-being to honor the incredible work they do.

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MCPS and Montgomery County DHHS’s approach to school reopening has been disjointed, devoid of analysis, and divorced from science. DHHS’s own emails reflect it.

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We are fortunate to live in Montgomery County where we share a set of key values. We strongly believe in education and providing opportunities for our children. We celebrate our diversity and our strong immigrant communities. We support our most vulnerable residents and help them become more…

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On April 20, Apple hosted the “Spring Loaded” event—the company’s first substantial launch of 2021. Just like it’s colorful name, the event revealed new striking and daring products all from a redesigned iMac to a bright purple iPhone 12. Chief executive officer, Tim Cook, began by discussin…

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Gaithersburg, Md. – April 26, 2021 – Beginning on Saturday, May 1, children, teens and families can jump on board the 2021 Gaithersburg Book Festival ride to enjoy literary stops at multiple “Inspiration Stations” throughout the City and on the Festival’s YouTube channel throughout the month.

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GLEN ECHO: Join Adventure Theatre this Sunday, May 2, at 2PM ET to celebrate API Month with a Storytime reading of Start with a Spark, with author Patrick Lord and illustrator Nitya Ramylogan. Follow the journey of a very special little Spark as they discover that inspiration can be found al…

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“Let’s be clear: Deploying weapons in space crosses a threshold that cannot be walked back,” stated retired U.S. Army Colonel John Fairlamb in a piece in the The Hill, the Washington, D.C. news website.

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After the emotional three-week trial followed by a ten-hour deliberation, the jury in the case of Derek Chauvin finally reached a verdict: guilty on all three counts. The former police officer, who was seen by the world kneeling on the neck of George Floyd and ultimately murdering him, is se…

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United States Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recently visited schools in Prince George’s County as part of his many visits to schools where he has given promises of help. Unfortunately, he didn’t travel just a few miles further to Montgomery County. Montgomery County Public Schools (M…

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My name is Frances Lucinda Newell. I am the granddaughter of Frances Lucinda Ward Banks, the daughter of Beulah Banks Newell, and the niece of Elizabeth Beall Banks. For generations, many of my Mother’s ancestors owned farms in Montgomery County, Maryland, just outside of Rockville. If you a…

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In celebration of Earth Day, families are invited to read the bilingual book Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, on posted signs as they stroll through a park in Kensington. The Noyes Rainbow Weaver StoryWalk® will be available for self-guided exploration…

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Officials at the Howard County Detention Center say that they do not detain people solely on the basis of immigration status, but my family’s experience says otherwise. It’s time to end ICE detention in Howard County, and all over Maryland.

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Whereas: Montgomery County has placed police officers as school resource officers in our public schools since 2002. As recently as 2014, Montgomery County only had six police officers in MCPS schools. Today, MCPS has 26 police officers serving as school resource officers (one in each high school).

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“Disgusted, angered, and heartbroken,” said Ting Ting Li when questioned on her reaction to the recent Atlanta shooting targeting Asian Americans. Ting Ting, a Chinese-American sophomore at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is one of the many Asian-Americans whose past year, and most notably …

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Every day, more and more Marylanders are getting vaccinated against COVID.  Our state currently has eligibility restrictions in place but hopes to make the vaccine available to anyone over the age of 16 very soon.  As you become eligible, I sincerely hope that you will get vaccinated.  Doing…

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Gaithersburg, Md. – March 25, 2021 – The Gaithersburg Book Festival, which is taking place virtually this year due to the pandemic, has selected the finalists for its third annual poetry contest for high school students. The students had to write a poem on themes of isolation and/or communit…

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 So many options. So little time! From streamed performances to special events to spring classes to summer camps to scholarships, there is so much going on at BlackRock. Because there's something for everyone, make sure to scroll through to the end. We look forward to seeing you at one (or a…

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About two dozen protesters, led by the youth of the Sunrise movement, rallied and car-caravaned this morning outside the Takoma Park home of Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and won significant progress towards action on the County's Climate Action Plan (CAP.)

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GLEN ECHO: This week, Adventure Theatre MTC’s Sunday StoryTime will feature guest host Dannielle Hutchinson and special guest Jessica Childress. The attorney and author will present her book series “Juris P. Prudence,” in celebration of Women’s History Month. Adventure Theatre MTC’s digital …

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2020 will be remembered as a year of tragedy. 300,000 have died in a few short months.Several of the deadliest days in American history have come within a single week. Driving up the death toll, political ideology has led people to distrust science and reject common sense.They refuse to self…

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With 80% of U.S. public schools providing in-person instruction, the Coalition of Maryland Parents and Students (COMPS), representing 20 counties, 22,000 families and 800,000 students, calls on Governor Hogan to enforce his March 1st deadline. The Coalition also calls on the Governor to issu…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant hardships for us all. But unfortunately, America’s Veterans have been especially hard hit with a disproportionately high unemployment rate, a VA health care backlog, and an estimated 37,000 Veterans who are homeless.

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To many QO students, Allied Bocce is simply a sport you pass over or have never even heard of. However, to a select few, it is their only chance to play on a team sport in high school. Bocce is an allied sport, which means that it is designed for both students with disabilities and students …