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Prince George’s County sees steady increase in death to opioid addiction

fentanylCHEVERLY — On July 26, the Hogan Administration released a statement detailing its fight against the rise in opioid-related deaths in Maryland and the Maryland Department of Health released its Unintentional Drug And Alcohol-Related Intoxication Death Report for the entirety of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 which shows that overdose deaths in Prince George’s County have been increasing steadily over the past 10 years.

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The Alliance For Retired Americans celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Medicare

COLLEGE PARK — The Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) held a gathering to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid to bring awareness to the importance of both programs remaining in place on July 30.

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Democrats support Ben Jealous’ run for Maryland Governor

Ben Jealous and Rushern BakerFORESTVILLE – After a contentious Democratic primary campaign, both Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous embraced each other in front of a packed, standing room auditorium as a sign for all Democratic voters in attendance at the Maryland Democratic Unity Celebration on July 18.

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County residents and businesses are 'Caught in the Web'

SEABROOK – Three local businesses and three county individuals, who collectively owe the state of Maryland a combined $2.7 million in unpaid taxes were named in the “Caught in the Web” program list released by Comptroller Peter Franchot on July 11.

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Governor Hogan signs contract for unique Maryland all-payer model

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a new healthcare contract in conjunction with the federal government that will create fixed payments for health care providers with the goal of providing faster and better treatments to the state’s population on July 9.

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NAACP calls for answers amid MVA voter registration error

GLEN BURNIE — Following the voter registration error at the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) during the primary elections, the Maryland State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) demanded answers and solutions to this and a number of other ongoing voting issues or a change in leadership in a press release on June 28.

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Jealous goes on offensive against Hogan after primary victory

SILVER SPRING – Two weeks after capturing 39.6 percent of the primary vote to win the Democratic nomination for Governor for the state of Maryland, former president and CEO of the NAACP Ben Jealous called out Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on his stance on women’s reproductive rights while collecting a key endorsement.

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Laurel native rains terror on Capital Gazette newsroom

LAUREL – Tragedy struck a newsroom on June 28 in the afternoon when a gunman targeted The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis and killed five people while leaving several injured after the shooter opened fire on the staff in the first floor of the building on 888 Bestgate Road.

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