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Capitol Heights candidates talk community engagement

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Capitol Heights 03CAPITOL HEIGHTS – As the town of Capitol Heights gears up for its municipal election on May 7, residents have a plethora of candidates for town council and mayor to select from. During a candidate forum at the local fire station on April 26, residents were able to listen as the candidates described their own qualifications and visions for the area.

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Primary Election Coverage: District 2 Candidates

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D2Candace Hollingsworth courtesy photoD2Deni Taveras courtesy photoSEABROOK – In the race for Prince George’s County District 2 councilmember, Hyattsville Mayor Candace Hollingsworth is challenging incumbent Deni Taveras. Both candidates have filed as Democrats, so the June primary will likely determine the November victor of the position.

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County Council unanimously votes against pay raise

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CountyCouncil2017UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Council unanimously voted on March 20 to accept all the Compensation Review Board’s recommendations except the suggested one-time pay increase for county council members of $10,000 per annum to offset the loss of their automobile allowance. The approved recommendations include offering slightly higher salaries for the chair and vice-chair of the county council and adjusting the county council and county executive salaries based on cost-of-living changes.  

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Woolfley wins in historic special election

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Bowie election courtesy photoBOWIE – Dufour Woolfley won the March 12 Bowie special election for the District 2 city councilmember seat by a significant margin. The special election followed the city’s first ever recorded recall election, in which voters recalled long-time City Councilwoman Diane Polangin in December.

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Baker delivers final State of the County address

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Baker1BOWIE – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, III joined the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce at the Country Club of Woodmore on March 8 to deliver his final State of the County address. Throughout his speech, Baker reflected on the progress in the county, specifically in job creation and development, during the last seven years and the role local jurisdictions have had in this evolution.

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County Council may vote against raise

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CountyCouncil2017UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Council seems poised to vote against a suggested raise to offset the loss of their automobile allowance. During a council meeting on Feb. 20, Chair Dannielle Glaros announced the introduction of a bill that would amend the 2017-2018 Prince George’s County Compensation Review Board’s recommendations to eliminate a one-time pay increase of $10,000 per annum starting with the next elected county council.

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