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Couple celebrates end of Trump travel ban

Plus: Former Good Counsel star Diggs confident ahead of AFC title game; Vision Zero conference to spotlight pedestrian, street safety

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Couple celebrates end of Trump travel ban

A Montgomery County teacher and her husband shed tears of joy when President Joe Biden signed an executive order ending the Trump administration’s travel ban.

Jessica Monfared, who teaches in Rockville, struggled for more than 18 months to get her husband, Puya, into the country because of a ban on travel from mostly Muslim countries. He finally got a waiver just before the birth of their daughter, Stella. [WUSA]

Former Good Counsel star Diggs confident ahead of AFC title game

The Baltimore Ravens’ playoff road ended against a Bills team that ramped up its passing game by trading for wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a former star at Good Counsel High School in Olney.

in Diggs’ first season with the Bills, he led the league in receiving yards, building momentum heading into the AFC championship game. [WJZ]

Vision Zero conference to spotlight pedestrian, street safety

Montgomery County Council Member Evan Glass will host a virtual Vision Zero conference on making streets and roads safer on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The event will have two discussions — one on students’ safe routes to school and one on designing safe streets.what we can do to keep young people safe. [Montgomery County]

Trone introduces two bipartisan bills on Biden’s first day in office

On President Joe Biden’s first full day in office, U.S. Rep. David Trone introduced two new bipartisan bills.

The bills center around mental health and addiction reform, two issues about Trone has been vocal [WDVM]

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