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Leggett vetoes minimum wage bill

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County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed a bill that would have increased the County minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.

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Raskin leads protesters to Women’s March

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Raskin leads protesters to Women’s March

  Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) making his victory speech on election night Nov. 8. FILE PHOTO   WASHINGTON – On Saturday morning, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8) gave a familiar speech in a familiar place. Just as he did the night he won the Democratic primary in May, Raskin gave his stump speech to an enthusiastic crowd packed into the Silver Spring Civic Center. “We are the heirs to the civil rights movement, and the women’s movement, and the LGBT movement, the environmental movement, the labor movement, the peace movement, the human rights movement,” Raskin said. “And we’re not going to allow a cabinet of billionaires and bigots and bullies take away everything that we built.”

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Sentinel Hosts Live Stream Roundtable on Hate Crimes

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ROCKVILLE -  The Montgomery County Sentinel will be hosting a live stream roundtable discussion on hate crimes in our community and solutions for dealing with them. The roundtable discussion will be held on Monday, January 23rd, in the Council Hearing Room (3rd floor) in the County Council Building at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville.  Brian J. Karem, the executive editor for The Sentinel Newspapers will moderate the event which is scheduled from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

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Maryland's Harris meets with Trump - perhaps about NIH post

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WASHINGTON - Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, who reportedly is in the running to head the National Institutes of Health, met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday. Harris, the lone Republican in Maryland’s congressional delegation, is also the only member of Congress to have conducted NIH-funded research. The Johns Hopkins-educated anesthesiologist’s name has been tossed around for weeks as the possible new director of the medical research center in Bethesda, which has about 18,000 employees in the state.

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Maryland’s General Assembly gavels for 2017 session

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Maryland’s General Assembly gavels for 2017 session

The Maryland House of Delegates room was filled with delegates, friends and family members for the first day of the legislative session on Jan. 11, 2017, in Annapolis. Del. Michael Vaughn (D) from Prince George’s County was absent, as he resigned from his seat. PHOTO BY HANNAH KLARNER OF CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly began Wednesday amid confusion stemming from federal investigations plaguing Democrats and concern among Republicans over the possible override of several vetoes issued by Gov. Larry Hogan at the end of the 2016 session. The Senate is scheduled to begin to debate the vetoes on Jan. 18. 

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Hogan calls for repeal of road scoring bill

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Governor says five major projects in the county are in peril unless law changes   Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday plans to introduce emergency legislation to repeal a transportation scoring bill that he said will kill 66 out of 73 transportation projects, including five major projects in Montgomery County. The General Assembly overrode his veto of the bill in April. Hogan at a press conference in Annapolis identified individual legislators by name and listed transportation projects in their home jurisdictions he said will die if the bill is not repealed. He did not single out any individual legislator from Montgomery County.

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A new Presidential era

19-01-2017 Hits:124 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

A new Presidential era

We are now entering the era of President Donald Trump – ushered in by many voices with a variety of reasons.

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Down at the White House

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Down at the White House

I first visited the White House Press room during the Reagan administration. Larry Speakes stood behind the podium during press briefings, if memory serves.During that first visit I met a variety of D.C. reporting heavyweights. Sam Donaldson and Helen Thomas, were among the first I met and both later served as mentors.Helen, finding out my family lineage invited me to her house where she made me Kibbeh (The Lebanese dish I grew up making with raw beef – but she made with raw lamb).She also offered me unfiltered opinions on a variety of subjects including the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was another two years before I revisited the press room – this time while I worked on a television investigative report about illegal immigrants and their use on the rich thoroughbred horse farms across the country.Three or four times during the Reagan administration and perhaps a dozen or so other...

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The radio alarm clock is on

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The radio alarm clock is on

“That was your first mistake. You took your lucky break,” said Paul McCartney and broke it in two. I didn’t mean to do that, but the darn alarm clock kept going off and I was still tired. Okay, just kidding. “She’s waiting for me - yeah!” Actually few of us wake up to an AM/FM alarm clock anymore and rare is it, if you do, Paul McCartney or the Beatles will be playing.

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Sports

Diggins sets up camp in Montgomery

Diggins sets up camp in Montgomery

Skylar Diggins encourages campers at her camp in Rockville.                        PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH   ROCKVILLE – Skylar Diggins made a pit stop in Montgomery County over the weekend when the WNBA star teamed up with local trainer Pat the Roc for her “Shoot 4 the Sky” basketball camp tour. On Saturday, the Dallas Wings guard conducted her nationwide tour at the Pat the Roc Basketball Skills Academy with a large audience in attendance. During the four-hour session, Diggins, along with Pat the Roc and Randy “White Chocolate” Gill among others, taught basketball fundamentals to young campers. “This is one of my all-time favorite camps for sure,” said Diggins, a 26-year-old native of South Bend, Indiana.

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BlackRock features political and social art of local artists

BlackRock features political and social art of local artists

One of the artworks presented at BlackRock. PHOTO BY REECE LINDENMAYER   GERMANTOWN — The BlackRock Center for the Arts opened their first day of the year with an art exhibit featuring the work of three local artists. In the Kay Gallery, the work of Linda Colsh and Julia Dzikiewicz is on display. Colsh’s work, entitled “Seeing the Unseen” focuses on elderly subjects, whom she believes are marginalized in society.

Center Stage: Getting on the “Hot Beat” at Smithsonian American Art

WASHINGTON — An exhibit of Gene Davis’ work “Hot Beat” is currently running at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. At “Hot Beat,” visitors can view Davis’ signature art, which is defined by his unprecedented use of multi-colored, rhythmic stripes. The title of Davis’ exhibit is also the namesake of one of his artworks. “Hot Beat”, like many of his other paintings, has a repeating motif of one color surrounded by colors that pop out and play with the notions of the viewer.

Center Stage: Mormon Temple site for spectacular “Festival of Lights”

KENSINGTON — The Washington, D.C., Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held its annual “Festival of Lights” from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Each night, a different musical performance from different cultures was held at the Temple visitor center. The annual festival is very popular. According to Sister Fowler, the crowd can reach up to 10,000.

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