Latest from Jennifer Barrios

Rockville men’s shelter evacuated after vibrations led to mysterious illnesses

Workers, shelter residents apparently sickened by activity at a nearby landfill over several months.
  • May 31, 2019

Trash company protests losing bid for garbage contract in Montgomery County

Unity Disposal and the union that represents its workers say the company unfairly lost a garbage contract to Republic Services.
  • May 28, 2019

For hours over Mother’s Day weekend, Montgomery police and fire crews struggled to communicate

The 14-hour outage of the radio system illustrates the urgent need for an upgrade, officials say.
  • May 26, 2019

After wrestling with unions and school funding, Montgomery council passes budget

No tax rate increase in the $5.8 billion Montgomery County budget that passed this week.
  • May 24, 2019

Montgomery police say they need more time to provide details of n-word incident

County political leaders are demanding information about an officer’s use of a racial slur outside a McDonald’s in White Oak.
  • May 17, 2019

Montgomery council approves modified union contract, after rejecting earlier raises

Council also approves in straw vote an enhanced funding package for public schools.
  • May 13, 2019

Fallout continues from ‘disturbing’ video showing officer using the n-word

Police have not identified the officer or said whether she faces disciplinary action after the incident.
  • May 10, 2019

Montgomery County police investigate after video surfaces of white officer using n-word

The incident took place after a group of people were questioned in Silver Spring.
  • May 9, 2019

Ahead on recycling, this Maryland suburb is grappling with other types of trash

A campaign promise to close Montgomery County’s waste incinerator is proving complicated to keep.
  • May 9, 2019

Montgomery first in region to require outside police probe of officer-involved deaths

Council member Will Jawando said he wanted to increase community trust after fatal shooting of an African American man.
  • May 7, 2019