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Hyattsville Sees Potential in Lowering Voting Ages

Hyattsville Sees Potential in Lowering Voting Ages

In 2013, the Takoma Park became the first city in the nation to lower the voting age to 16. Since then, multiple movements advocating for lowering the voting age have…

County Council Examines New Bills to Green Montgomery

County Council Examines New Bills to Green Montgomery

Over the past several years, Montgomery County has taken multiple go-green initiatives. From the five-cent bag tax to paper lunch trays to designated parking spaces for hybrid vehicles, the county…

General Election Brings Some Surprises and New Leaders

General Election Brings Some Surprises and New Leaders

Last Tuesday, Marylanders casted their ballots for the statewide offices of Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller. While many of the election results were widely anticipated by most major polls, Maryland’s…

After two decades, Clarksburg continues to debate Ten Mile Creek development

After two decades, Clarksburg continues to debate Ten Mile Creek development

In 1994, the Montgomery County Planning Commission launched a development plan for the Clarksburg area which involved Ten Mile Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River and Little Seneca Reservoir.…

SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

SGAs prepare for MASC Legislative Session

The Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) is gearing up for its annual Legislative Session, where delegates from school student governments from across the state will convene in Allegany County…

County Executive Backs School Funding

County Executive Backs School Funding

It looks like funding for MCPS school construction is set to increase. Earlier today, County Executive Ike Leggett released his recommendations for Montgomery County’s new Capital Improvements Program, which pays…

County Council race is shaping up to be a crowded one

County Council race is shaping up to be a crowded one

Every four years, county voters elects nine Councilors to serve on the Montgomery County Council. Five members of the Council are elected by constituents in their council districts, while the…

County Council pay raise draws Ike Leggett’s ire

County Council pay raise draws Ike Leggett’s ire

On Monday, October 30th, Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett delivered some unpleasant news to County Council members. In a meeting to discuss a bill that would increase Councilors’ salaries, he…