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The Pepco Debriefing - Montgomery County, MD 2012
The Pepco Debriefing
Councilmembers grilled Pepco during a session that questioned the utility company's response to the Derecho storm.   
Derecho - 2012 - Montgomery County
Weather again became a huge story for Montgomery County, when a powerful storm left many residents without power and other utilities for several days.
The Bag Tax - Montgomery County, MD
The Bag Tax
The bag tax approved in late 2011 went into effect in 2012. The new fee allows retailers to charge five cents per bag provided to customers.
The Ambulance Fee - Montgomery County, MD
Ambulance Reimbursement
The County introduced an ambulance fee that would charge insurance companies for ambulance services. Residents without insurance or below a certain income level will not be charged. 
Alcohol in Damascus
Alcohol in Damascus
Discussion about the potential overturn of prohibition in the city of Damascus.
Same Sex Marriage Bill - Montgomery County, MD
Same Sex Marriage Bill
Residents now have the right to marry partners of the same sex thanks to the approval of state legislation expanding the definition of marriage.
Disability hiring
Disability Hiring
Montgomery County grants hiring preference to persons with disabilities.
Montgomery County, MD Olympians Return
Olympians Return
This year's olympic games featured several Montgomery County residents including gold medal winner Katy Ledecky.
Mongomery College Soccer
Mongomery College Soccer
Montgomery College's sports accomplishments on and off the field.
Rockville Town Square Anniversary
Town Square Anniversary
City and County Officials lead a gathering to celebrate Rockville Town Square as it commemorates its one-year anniversary.
New Rockville police HQ
New Rockville Police HQ
The City of Rockville unveils its new state-of-the-art police headquarters.
Montgomery College mural
Montgomery College Mural
A Montgomery College professor creates a mural to honor the traditional New Orleans funeral jazz band.
Vietnam Vet Volunteers
A local Vietnam Veteran visits Montgomery County Public Schools to bring his inspiring story to their understanding of history and life.
Montgomery County's A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle
A local community organization, A Wider Circle, is a valued resource for residents struggling to overcome financial challenges.
Food Recovery Network
Food Recovery Network
University of Maryland students develop a program to collect leftover food from the school cafeteria and donate it to homeless shelters and food banks.
Young Musician Excels
CRTW profiles music prodigy Nate Foley, the first artist to become an eight time winner of the Apollo amateur night.
Latin dance comp
Latin Dance Comp
MCPS students participate in the 13th Annual Latin Dance Competition.
Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival
Silverdocs Film Festival
Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival showcased the DC premiere of "Don't Stop Believing", a documentary about the rock band Journey.
County Report This Week - Spanish
CRTW - Spanish
County Report This Week introduced a Spanish language version in 2012.
Transportation Update 327
Transportation Update
This episode of Transportation features information about the free cab service called SoberRide during the Holiday Season.
WWII Veterans Event
Honoring WWII Veterans
This special program in Silver Spring saluted heroes who were part of our history that changed the world.