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Gayles also reflected on the amount hate and vitriol he received online and how he's learn to deal with it saying "in our team meeting the other day I got the artist wrong I said it was Katy Perry and they corrected me and said it was Taylor Swift, but shake the haters off!"
New: Montgomery County requiring county employees to submit proof of vaccination by Sept 18. Staff who don’t submit will have to be tested regularly.
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Dr. Travis Gayles announced his resignation last week. This week he says his impetus for leaving was a "phenomenal opportunity that came up" for him. He currently cannot announce where the position will be, but he says it will make sense once he's able to make it public.
More people testing positive after last week's conference in Ocean City...…
The vax mandate might change now that the Pfizer vax has been approved for full use by the @US_FDA
A group of MD senators are asking the @MdPublicSchools to approve a masking mandate in all schools. @pgcps and @MCPS are already mandating masks and requesting that teachers and staff either show proof of vax or submit to weekly testing.…
Got an interview tomorrow with House Sergeant of Arms William Walker, the former Commanding General of the DC National Guard during 2020 protests, Jan. 6 insurrection, and the inauguration this year. Any questions you might have for him? Send them my way!
“I feel like people need to understand this place is not designed for us to live out of." Deteriorating living conditions at a temporary shelter in Montgomery County for those experiencing homelessness have become a flashpoint.…
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Reports of mice, mold, and leaks in recent weeks has been a flashpoint between @CmHucker and @MontCoExec. But the bigger question is what is the county's short-term and long-term plan to house those experiencing homeless and how will it build more affordable housing?
1/3 The Coffield Rec Center in @MontgomeryCoMD was temporarily turned into a shelter for 50-65 women experiencing homelessness during the pandemic…
$436M in unemployment overpayments since the start of the pandemic, the DOL recovered $12M in fraudulent overpayments and $35M in non-fraudulent overpayments.…
“No one is going to resolve this issue outside Prince George’s County,” Council Member Mel Franklin said. “Nor should we rely on anyone else to fix this for us.” A look inside the innerworkings/problems with @pgcps school board:…
Praying for everyone in TN impacted by the flooding. 🙏…l
Tide is turning against anti-vax crowd….NYT - BREAKING NEWS Pentagon will mandate Covid vaccines for its 1.4 million active duty service members, following the F.D.A. approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. DOD Sec Austin sending out guidelines. @politicshour
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Cuba's crackdown on the free press and opposition continues, this time post #DecretoLey35, which made it a crime to speak ill of the regime online…
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The man arrested yesterday outside the Library of Congress was charged today with threatening use of an explosive device and a weapon of mass destruction.…
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Thread for how to help Afghan refugees arriving in DMV 👇�…J5
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BREAKING from @AP - Possible IS threats against Americans in Afghanistan force military to find new ways for evacuees to reach Kabul airport.
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Some of the most in-depth reporting on what’s happening on the ground in Afghanistan as 1000s are trying to flee for their lives and worried about what the Taliban might do to them if they stay.…
Can we please stop putting unripe avocados in salads?
2/2 I asked Anne Arundel County's Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman if he was considering resigning and he told me no, but that it has been difficult. He told me that he and his family have had to have security at his home after there were threats made to their lives.
At the conference, it's more reflective of the political makeup of the state. @politicshour…
UPDATED STORY ... Prosecutors say 14-year-old shooter fired a "ghost gun" as his friend was in a fist-fight ...…
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Programming Note: At 1 p.m. we'll air @NPR special coverage as President Biden delivers remarks about evacuations of U.S. citizens from Kabul and special immigrant visas for Afghan citizens. More about how the local Afghan community is mobilizing:…
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Never really wanted to say I've been in D.C. long enough to have lived through multiples cases of an angry guy driving into D.C. and claiming to have explosives, and thus shutting a part of the city down. Yet here we are.
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Doing some background work today at the @MDCounties's summer conference for counties' officials. Interesting observations: Those masked reflect the make up of Maryland politics.
Listening in to a presser with @MontCoExec, who is at the MACo conference in Ocean City and is experiencing a poor connection. But he lauded Travis Gayles, and said he will go down "as one of the most important leaders" in combatting the corona virus pandemic.
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Breaking: @MontgomeryCoMD's Dr. Travis Gayles resigning, Sept. 12.…
An oversight hearing on UI legislation went in a different direction as lawmakers expressed their frustrations with #Maryland's #unemployment system. “Nothing seems to be working’s like beating our heads on the wall" -Sen. Klausmeier @WMAR2News…
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"We Have A Moral Obligation:" Virginia, Maryland Say They'll Be A Safe Harbor For Afghan Refugees | DCist…
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul but he and his family were granted asylum in the US when he was a teenageer. The Afghan-American author of the Kite Runner says he has been left feeling "shocked" and "nauseated" by events unfolding in Afghanistan.
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Speaking about the military-civilian tech divide @Roughly. My friend, Hannah Hunt, explains how she's working to fix it:…
I previously thought that the #MACo conference in Ocean City this week would require counties' officials to mask up indoors, given the fact that most of the state now is seeing high levels of COVID transmission, but looks like they're only "strongly recommended."
Here are more details on @pgcps and @MCPS vax mandate for teachers and staff this fall:…
Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum confirms @JBABdc is on lockdown after an armed suspect made his way onto the base. The suspect's description is vague except that the man was seen carrying a Gucci Bag. Avoid the area.
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So looks like @pgcps and @MCPS will be requiring teachers and staff to be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing. There will also be a mask mandate in place at school and on buses.
Not sure why my inbox isn’t refreshing, but there’s one piece;…
Man I wish I had some popcorn right now
When a comms person tells you they'll be announcing at a specific time and then they have you waiting on the edge of your seat, refreshing your email and twitter every 5 seconds because they didn't announce it yet #reporterproblems
Both @pgcps and @MCPS will be releasing guidance for teachers and staff today that will include the long-awaited answer to will teachers and staff be mandated to get the vaccine?
I’m seriously considering asking MDers what region they think MD belongs in on our next poll.…
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Twitter changed its font today and it's bothering me, but at least it's not Papyrus.…
I’ve been assigned by @nstarobin to read some fiction. Any suggestions would be helpful, preferably nothing that’s historic fiction because I will only keep thinking about how real it could be.
**My apologies. Correction: Maryland's BPW will vote tomorrow *on a contractor for the toll lane project**
Maryland's Board of Public Works will vote tomorrow to approve a contractor for the toll lane project on the Beltway, I-270, and the American Legion Bridge. @JWPascale has more on the Transportation Planning Board from last month:…
When your interviewee blows you off and then you reschedule and still doesn’t make it to the interview on time. #ReporterProblems
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