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County council approves historic $4 billion budget

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UPPER MARLBORO – For the first time, the Prince George’s County Council passed a budget that surpasses $4 billion. The total approved budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 is $4.09 billion, an increase of $215 million, or 5.5 percent, more than the FY 2018 budget.

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Council remands concrete plant

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UPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County District Council remanded local company Ernest Maier’s application for a special exception for the construction of a concrete batching plant in Bladensburg back to the zoning hearing examiner on May 7.

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Turning Point Academy site status

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UPPER MARLBORO — As the Prince George’s County Board of Education considers school administration’s options for one of the oldest public charter schools in the country, they face a difficult question: if they remove the people who created Turning Point Academy from the school , is it still Turning Point Academy?

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Lady Pumas muscle Bulldogs out of state playoffs

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Colby CooperUPPER MARLBORO – Attacker Colby Cooper tried not to scream through the stinging pain, but her eyes were already filled with tears. The Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School sophomore was accidentally hit by an opposing stick on her head during a loose ball scramble in a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 4A girls lacrosse state playoff match against Bowie High School on May 11.

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District 6 candidates

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ryan greeneduane staplesDerrick DavisSEABROOK – In the race for the District 6 county council seat, two political neophytes are challenging the sitting incumbent, Councilman Derrick Davis. District 6 includes Forestville, District Heights, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville as well as unincorporated areas of Bowie, Capitol Heights,and Upper Marlboro.

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