Local leaders push for $15 minimum wage bill
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich was one of six local elected officials to gather in Annapolis Thursday to advocate for the Fight for Fifteen bill, which would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Elrich said he learned during his 17 years as a teacher that raising the minimum wage is essential for lifting up poor families economically. [Maryland Matters]
Six-year old takes on anti-bullying campaign in Gaithersburg
Cavanaugh Bell, a six-year-old from Gaithersburg, has taken on an anti-bullying campaign by posting on social media and helping the town declare Feb. 21 as Anti-Bullying Awareness Day. [WUSA]
County approves funding for security at houses of worship
Montgomery County has approved $200,000 in funding to go toward security at faith institutions to help protect those targeted by hate crimes. [Montgomery Community Media]
Friday morning will be rainy, and temperatures will eventually reach 53 degrees. Overnight temperatures will fall into the 20s.
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