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Co-Responder Program Needed Immediately

Two officers use tasers; one officer fires four shots, killing 26-year-old man during a mental health crisis inside his family’s McLean home.

Jasper Aaron Lynch’s twin sister wanted to help her brother who was having a mental health crisis. Three Fairfax County Police officers hoped to help, too.

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Big Train, Big Expectations

We knew them when …

Before Hunter Renfroe became an outfielder for the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and now the Milwaukee Brewers, his...

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Historic District Established for Hollin Hills

4-year process results in protection for distinctive mid-century neighborhood.

Hollin Hills

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Police Weapons Point At Black People

Long awaited report on Use of Force includes dozens of recommendations to guide the path forward.

An independent study of Fairfax County Police Department use of force confirmed that Black people are overrepresented in use-of-force incidents by Fairfax police.

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Fault! in Montgomery County

Wind gusts toppled two white pines on top of two cars at River Falls tennis courts last Friday, April 30, a sight common around Potomac and the county on Friday after winds reached 60 miles per hour.

Week in Numbers in Montgomery County

881 miles of connected multi-use trails are planned for the DMV region as part of the Capitol Trails Network.

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Dissenting American Horticultural Society Board Members Told to Be Silent

Nova Parks offers a second proposal to purchase River Farm from AHS.

Five members of the American Horticultural Society’s board of directors – half of the voting members of the board, they say – voiced public opposition to the proposed sale of River Farm.

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Board Approves Historic Zoning for River Farm in Mount Vernon

Annenberg Foundation reasserts intent on restrictions, requirements of grant.

Signs have been posted in front of American Horticultural Society headquarters that say the property is closed to the public, said Katherine Ward, of the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations.

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Lightning Strikes Twice, Literally, in Potomac

Two Avenel homes damaged by thunderstorm last Friday, causing more than $800,000 in damages

Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire on Rapley Preserve Circle in Potomac when next door neighbors alerted the rescue squad that their home had been hit by lightning, too.

Five-Year-Old Handcuffed for Hating School in Montgomery County

The five-year-old left his school building during the school day and was walking down the street when confronted by police officers who yelled at him that he wasn’t allowed to make his own decisions.

Getting the Numbers Right in Montgomery County

Potomac’s councilmember Andrew Friedson wanted to take politics out of estimating costs.

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Spring Break? Please Take a Break in Montgomery County

Back to school just in time — for Spring Break?

The school system opened just in time – for students to take Spring Break.

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Who Is Getting Vaccinated in Montgomery County?

Communities hardest hit by the pandemic have been last to get the vaccine

Black people make up 19 percent of the County’s population, but account for only eight percent of people pre-registering for vaccinations to combat COVID; Latino people also make up one-fifth of the county’s population, but make up just nine percent of people pre-registering.

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State of Montgomery County Under Covid

County Executive Marc Elrich chose to give his annual state of the county address last Friday, March 5, exactly one year since the first cases of Covid were reported in Montgomery County.

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Students Request Mental Health, Not Police in Montgomery County

Multiple concurrent, conflicting and overlapping proposals concerning police in schools

With a new initiative introduced by Councilmember Nancy Navarro last week, four different proposals on the School Resource Officer program are being considered concurrently.

Solar Permitted in Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Carefully

Areas with the soils needed for growing food are protected.

Hans Riemer voted against his own bill to permit industrial solar in the Agricultural Reserve.

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Evictions Imperil Thousands of Families in Montgomery County

Economic devastation of the pandemic has 14,000 eviction cases waiting to be heard for failure to pay rent, mostly held in check by a moratorium

A “tsunami of evictions is on the horizon,” said Gabe Albornoz, at-large councilmember, at a session on Covid Rental Relief and Eviction Prevention on Feb. 11, 2021.

New Visions for Public Schools in Montgomery County

Restorative justice practices offer hope to reduce racial disparities in school discipline.

“It’s not easy to do what my colleagues did today,” said Craig Rice, chair of the Montgomery County Council’s education committee, “which is to open themselves up.”

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Simultaneously: Different Directions in Montgomery County

Council introduces another bill to keep and reimagine SROs before the public responds to bills that prohibit SROs

Two days before the public hearing on council member Will Jawando’s bill to remove School Resource Officers in public high schools because of the disproportionate impact it has on Black and brown students, councilmember Craig Rice introduced a bill to build positive law enforcement relationships within schools.

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SRO Program: ‘Fundamentally Mismatched for Schools’ in Montgomery County

Kyson Taylor told Montgomery County Council that every school day before the pandemic he would dread the walk to portable classrooms at Richard Montgomery High School.

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