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On Aug. 29, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida reached the shores of New Orleans as a category four storm with winds reaching speeds of 150 miles per hour. The hurricane set records as the second deadliest storm to hit the state. 

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As the United States moves further into the 21st Century, there has been an increased demand for the removal of monuments, plaques and other objects that commemorate historical figures who had ties to slavery and the Confederacy. One school, Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL, is …

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Afghanistan’s government and military were overthrown on Aug. 15 after being taken over by the Taliban, and the decision to withdraw American troops from the country was widely regarded as correct. However, executing this decision has led to wide-spread criticisms of President Joe Biden.

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To graduate every student needs three world language credits. A wide selection of languages are offered but there is one unique language that stands out from the rest: American Sign Language. 

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Montgomery County is one of countless counties nationwide facing a bus driver shortage, forcing some drivers to do multiple routes. Students on these routes are being picked up earlier in the morning and arriving home from school later, but Principal Kimberly Boldon said administration is wo…

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The MCPS Board of Education has recently made decisions regarding how the school year will proceed considering the current pandemic and other challenges the county faces. 

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(Gaithersburg, MD) Treat yourself this fall to music, entertainment, art and more. Pumpkin-Spice up the Halloween season with an in-person class or workshop, visit one of the several City galleries, or purchase tickets to an in-person play, concert or film. More arts programming is being add…

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Friends of Moses Hall (FMH) is pleased with MDOT SHA’s commitment to help identify the natural boundaries of the cemetery in contracting Dr. Timothy Horsley to conduct a geophysical survey of portions of the cemetery and the existing state right-of-way. FMH appreciates the thoroughness of Dr…

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Kensington, MD – The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents the 90th anniversary edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, with new illustrations by Dan Santat, as the eighth free Noyes StoryWalk®. Families are invited to read the book on posted signs as they stroll throu…

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The U.S. Department of Education announced that Montgomery College will receive a federal TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) grant of $1,368,965 over a five-year period. The College will receive $273,793 per year for five years. Working closely with many community partners, TRIO EOC w…

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, today released the following statement in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 denial of a request from Texas abortion providers to freeze a state law (SB8) that bans abortions after …

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As we begin the new school year, it’s tempting to want to forget everything about the last one. The chaos of remote learning and hybrid in-school and virtual learning, not to mention the pain that families and educators endured who were personally impacted by COVID-19 infections, made it a y…

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Six teams of wounded, ill and injured military veterans are headed to the Rockville Ice Arena in Rockville, Maryland, August 20-22 to face off in the USA Warriors Sled Hockey Tournament, a first of its kind event for military members and veterans wounded or injured in service.

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The popular Kensington Train Show, which features model trains and fun for all ages, is back for 2021. The event at Kensington Town Hall (3710 Mitchell St., Kensington MD) will be open for visitors on Sept. 11 and 12, 2021. 

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MCCPTA urges MCPS to formalize templates for use of outdoor spaces to ensure students have multiple opportunities each day to meet in outside spaces. Further, MCCPTA calls on MCPS to publish clear plans to ensure students are sufficiently spaced during unmasked activities. The MCPS 21-22 Reo…

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Every day, it seems the news surrounding our nation’s fight against coronavirus is getting grimmer. Cases and hospitalizations are increasing at alarming rates and, once again, coronavirus seems to be getting the better of us.  For those of us who work in healthcare, watching this unfold fil…

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Descendants of kidnapped Africans (who were called slaves) and members of the Black community that were the victims of land thief by both developers and Montgomery County in Bethesda, filed suit today to save their ancient burial ground from sale to yet another developer - ChargerVentures.

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Gaithersburg, MD, (July 30, 2021)  Four exceptionally inspiring high school seniors were awarded a total of $2,575 in scholarship funds for the 2021-2022 academic year through the W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship program.

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In the weeks to come, the doors of our K-12 schools will swing wide open as students stream in. With the unfurling of their classroom laptops, personal information will quietly and excessively stream out, right into the hands of Educational Technology vendors who sold their way into our scho…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hannah Quigley, Brookville, is one of 94 young women selected to attend the 74th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation session July 24-31 in Washington, D.C. As part of the premier ALA program, two outstanding high school seniors are selected to represent their resp…

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Dyslexia is a reading disorder that manifests itself as difficulty with reading and words. As of a study conducted in 2001, an estimated five to 12 percent of children in the United States are estimated to be dyslexic, potentially one in ten, and yet very little is widely known about the dep…

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander month. As we celebrate these cultures, we must also take the time to learn more about the figures who fought for the equality and liberties they deserve, since the United States has not been a very forgiving place. Yuri Kochiyama is not a household …

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in-person sports are on their way back. On Jan. 29, MCPS released its “Return to R.A.I.S.E. Second Semester Plan,” outlining the plan for second-semester athletics in the county. The fall season is set to occur between Feb. 13 and April 17, with Feb. 2…

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