Montgomery County

Montgomery County athletics back in person after almost 12 months online

Montgomery County Public Schools athletic programs held their first practice sessions for fall sports with conditioning and skill-based training permitted to begin March 1.

Pumped for Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun, unique sport that has grown over the past few years in Montgomery County. With courts all over the county, it’s a fun way to meet new people and stay active while staying distanced.

Officials warn Pentagon cuts could force closing of Bethesda military medical university

WASHINGTON- The military’s medical school in Bethesda, Maryland, has been targeted by the Defense Department for significant budget cuts that could force the closure of the university, officials say. As a part of a Pentagon-wide review of “time, money, and…

Local effort aims at tackling the problem of juvenile fire starters

Kids have long had a fascination with fire. Most learn to respect it and the damage it can cause. But, there are some who don’t and, at times, it comes with tragic results. Local experts say while it’s difficult to track the numbers, their anecdotal evidence indicates there’s an increasing number of girls involved in an activity that was once primarily associated with males.

Maryland voters rally to support gerrymandering case

WASHINGTON — Maryland voters, political groups and state elected officials all rallied together outside the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to support a case being heard on partisan gerrymandering in the state’s congressional districts. Held on the steps of the Supreme…

Maryland taking steps aimed at addressing climate change

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – While the Trump administration’s report last month detailing the effects of rising global temperatures said Maryland had begun feeling the consequences of climate change, lawmakers and state agencies already are taking steps aimed at combating it. From…

Montgomery County latest jurisdiction to sue opioid manufacturers

Montgomery County joins Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties in filing lawsuits against the makers of prescription opioids. The County announced Wednesday it was suing 14 manufacturers and distributors. County Executive Ike Leggett says the makers of the drugs must be held accountable for excessive production and over-prescribing.

Montgomery school challenges students in two languages

SILVER SPRING, Maryland ––– Step into Edwin Amaya’s fifth-grade math class at Kemp Mill Elementary School and you may find yourself overwhelmed, a la “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” It likely won’t be the mathematics that gives you…

Montgomery County teen a champion at climbing the wall that could lead to the Olympics

17- year -old Noah Bratschi is speeding his way to the top. He’s among the top junior wall speed climbers in the country. Speed climbing is among the sports being added to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. And if the teenager continues his winning ways he could well find himself on the way to Japan.

Students and parents hit the street for Walk-to-School Day

A local Montgomery County elementary school was one of more than 100 schools in Maryland to participate in national Walk to School Day. And a broken leg couldn’t keep one local elementary school student from joining in.