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Bowie District 2 gears up for city’s first recall election

Polangin courtesy of Diane PolanginBOWIE – Bowie District 2 Councilwoman Diane Polangin has served in her post since 2007. Now, what officials believe to be the first recall election in the city’s history may determine her fate. Residents in Bowie’s District 2 will decide whether their councilmember will remain in office on Dec. 19.

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Prince George’s Hometown Heroes: Elaine Johnson, youth advocate

Johnson courtesy of Elaine JohnsonCHEVERLY – When Elaine Johnson came across an advertisement in her local paper for volunteer opportunities with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), she instantly knew she wanted to get involved.

This program, through which adults are paired with a youth in the foster care system to advocate on their best interest, presented an opportunity to offer support and a sense of stability to someone who might not have that in their life.

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Town hall meeting addresses fair elections bill for county

FORT WASHINGTON – A more accessible campaign system may be in the future for Prince George’s County.

County Councilmembers Mary Lehman, Mel Franklin and Obie Patterson joined members of the Fair Elections Maryland Coalition at a town hall on Dec. 7 to discuss an upcoming council bill that would pass a Fair Elections Act for the county.

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Local officials break ground on new Capital Regional Medical Center

groundbreaking courtesy of Mike Yourishin other optionLARGO – Twenty-three years ago, as Rep. Anthony Brown (D-4) prepared for the birth of his first child, he encountered a predicament he expects is all too common for families living in Prince George’s County.

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Greenbelt lays out legislative priorities before meeting with delegation

greenbeltGREENBELT – The Maryland General Assembly is gearing up to enter another session in the new year and the city of Greenbelt wants to make sure its priorities are taken all the way to Annapolis.

However, coming to a consensus on priorities is not always easy.

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