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

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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

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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

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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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‘Gift Cards for Guns’ nets the PGPD 160 guns

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PGPDUPPER MARLBORO – R. Sean Benoit, medical director of trauma services at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital, is no stranger to operating on gunshot wound victims.

Over the past three years, the hospital staff has treated more than 700 of these patients, more than half of whom came from Prince George’s County. Some of his patients have been as young as 14 months old.

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