See what the press is saying about Kate Stewart.


Takoma Voice

By Leila Habib |  July 4, 2017

Takoma Park celebrates with 128th Annual Independence Day parade

“Mommy, the parade is starting!”

Children and adults alike began cheering and waving their miniature American flags when the police escorts came into view on Carroll Avenue, marking the start of the 128th Annual Independence Day Parade in Takoma Park.

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Takoma Voice

By Helen Lyons  |  July 1, 2017

Future officers-in-training hold carwash fundraiser for Explorers Program

Future law enforcement officers participating in Takoma Park PD’s Explorer program held a carwash today to raise money for some end of summer fun, as well as field trips and general expenses.

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The Washington Post

By Antonio Olivo and Peter Jamison  |  November 15, 2016

Democratic-leaning cities brace for fight with Trump over sanctuary policies

The election of Donald Trump has Democratic cities from Washington to Los Angeles vowing to protect undocumented residents from being deported, even at the risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding.

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By Matti Hicks  |  January 26, 2017

Takoma Park MAyor Addresses Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Takoma Park city officials released a statement following the Executive Order that President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday regarding immigration and border security.

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NBC4 News

By Kristin Wright  |  February 1, 2017

Sanctuary City Takoma Park Stands With Immigrants Despite Executive Order

The city of Takoma Park, Maryland, will hold a teach-in and public forum on what it means to be a sanctuary city that protects immigrants. Mayor Kate Stewart told News4’s Kristin Wright the city will stand with all residents, despite President Donald Trump’s threat to pull federal funding from sanctuary cities. “We would like to see us go down a path where we’re not tearing apart families, scaring people, but really bringing people together,” she said.

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New York Times

By Julie Lasky  |  November 25, 2016

Takoma Park, Md.: A Diverse Washington, D.C., Suburb

When Rob Grace, 36, wants to remove a branch of an oak or poplar on his property in Takoma Park, Md., he has to consult with the town arborist.

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Cision PR Newswire

By National League of Cities  |  May 1, 2017

New Partnership Between the National League of Cities and Center for Social Inclusion to Advance Racial Equity

The National League of Cities (NLC) and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) announced today a bold collaboration to support local government in adopting strategies to advance racial equity. Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL), an initiative of NLC’s, and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a program of CSI, are providing training, tools and resources to use the leadership, leverage and power of government to advance racial equity in communities across the country.

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By Shennekia Grimshaw  |  March 24, 2017

Takoma Park council members add racial equity on agenda

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – City Council members in Takoma Park recently added a new agenda item that is in place to improve their policy decisions.

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Source of the Spring

By Mike Diegel  |  Apr 3, 2017

Takoma Park Opens its First Official Dog Park

Takoma Park’s first official dog park opened to a throng of people and their pets in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Sunday afternoon.

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Fox5 News

By Matt Ackland  |  December 13, 2016

Takoma Park bans businesses from providing plastic bags to customers

In Washington D.C. and Montgomery County, customers who want a plastic bag with their purchase are required to pay a 5 cent fee to get one from the business. But in one city in Maryland, customers shopping there will not have that option.

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The Sentinel

By Carlos Alfaro  |  August 20, 2015

Takoma Park Council member Kate Stewart is the lone candidate for mayor less than a month after announcing her candidacy.

That’s because her fellow Council member Seth Grimes exited the race last Thursday.

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The Takoma Park Voice

By Gilbert  |  July 31, 2015

Kate Steward kicked off her campaign last Friday, only four days after sitting mayor Bruce Williams announced he would not run this fall.

She’s the first one of at least two. Ward 1 council member Seth Grimes is the other announced candidate. His first election event will be in August.

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The Sentinel

By Paul Schwartz  |  July 30, 2015

I had the opportunity to interview Takoma Park Councilwoman Kate Stewart recently. What drew me to this particular interview was that Ms. Stewart entered the political arena quite recently. She was elected in April 2014 to fill the seat on the Takoma Park City Council left vacant as a result of the passing of Councilwoman Kay Daniels Cohen. I was particularly interested in gaining the perspective of a rather new player to local politics and to understand her motives for joining that arena and the ideas she brings to it. I was not disappointed.

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The Takoma Park Voice

By Gilbert  |  April 17, 2015

A council member challenged the mayor, city manager and police chief at last Monday’s Takoma Park city council meeting.

The ensuing discussion busted loose a couple of big topics regarding police: profiling and approachability.

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