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Loudoun County COVID-19 Cases Significantly Increase

Loudoun County, Virginia, reported a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the past month, and health officials say the Delta variant is fueling the spike. “The number of cases is clearly headed in the wrong direction,” Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend said in a news release Monday. “While...
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Maryland Statemymcmedia.org

Montgomery County COVID-19 Cases and Positivity Rate Increase

Montgomery County and the state of Maryland has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate during July. While other states with fewer vaccinated residents are seeing significant increases in hospitalizations and deaths, so far that is not the case here. Montgomery County averaged 4.4...
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Storm brings down trees, power lines around Silver Spring, Takoma Park

A severe thunderstorm brought down trees and power lines throughout the Silver Spring and Takoma Park areas Monday night, according to a Montgomery County Fire & Rescue official. The storm brought heavy wind and rain, along with localized flooding, Fire & Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer posted on Twitter. Among the...
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School Board Recall Effort Nears Signature Thresholds

As conservative group Fight for Schools edges closer to its signature collecting goal to recall six Loudoun School Board members, an effort by activists in neighboring Fairfax County reached its community support threshold, as The Open FCPS Coalition submitted its first recall petition to a circuit court last Monday. The...
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Maryland Releases Data On Staff Vaccination Rates At Nursing Homes, Rank Best & Worst

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health released rankings of staff vaccination rates at nursing homes around the state. “We have made tremendous progress vaccinating Marylanders who reside and work at nursing homes and congregate-care facilities, but our work is not done,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “We are grateful for everyone who is vaccinated and it is imperative that facilities encourage staff who are still unvaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure that they and our elderly loved ones they care for stay safe.” The state said 26 of the nursing home facilities didn’t submit staff...
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Gov. Hogan Issues Maryland Paralympian Becca Meyers A Governor’s Citation, Signs Order To Make July Visibility Culture and Achievements Month

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A standing ovation fills the Governor’s Reception Room at the State House Monday but it was a different type of ceremony for Maryland Paralympian Becca Meyers. Less than a week after withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics after being told she couldn’t bring her Mother as a personal care assistant, Meyers accepts a new honor. “It’s not nearly as good as a gold medal but I’m going to present her with a Governor’s Citation recognizing her many contributions to the disability community both here in Maryland, across the country and around the world,” Governor Larry Hogan said Monday. On the...
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Maryland Tax-Free Week to return in August

MARYLAND (FOX 5 DC) - Maryland Tax-Free Week will return August 8-14 with significant savings for consumers, scholarship opportunities for college and trade school students and a much-needed sales boost for retailers. "Tax-free week is a rite of Maryland’s late summer, signaling the approach of a new school year, cooler...
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Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Leesburg

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Leesburg: 1. 19305 Ruby Dr (571) 333-5918; 2. 635 Potomac Station Dr 571-258-1901; 3. 61 Catoctin Cir NE 703-771-9518; 4. 19350 Winmeade Dr (571) 333-7244; 5. 437 S King St 703-771-1741; 6. 19360 Compass Creek Pkwy 703-779-0102;
Montgomery County, MDWTOP

Storms flood roads, down trees in DC area

Storms rattled the D.C. area Monday night, downing trees and flooding roads. But quieter weather is forecast for the middle of the week. Here’s what you need to know. Storm Team4 meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli said the ferocious line of storms downed some 100 trees in the District alone. D.C. Fire...
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D.C.’s Income Tax Hike Helps Maryland and Virginia, Not D.C.

The District of Columbia weathered the pandemic with stable tax collections, down less than 1 percent in FY 2020 while recovering above pre-pandemic levels in FY 2021. Yet, even as lawmakers in eleven states have cut income taxes this year, the D.C. Council has responded to surpluses and growth by voting to include substantial income tax increases in the budget.
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Queen Anne's County Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

William Tyler Beck, age 30, of Centreville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to coercion and enticement of a minor. The plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore and Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.