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Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 at 6:47 AM

First Person of Color Elected to Prince William County Board

First Person of Color Elected to Prince William County Board

Victor Angry will be sworn into office on Thursday, becoming the first minority to serve on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 7:56 PM
Prince William County to Elect First Supervisor of Color

Prince William County to Elect First Supervisor of Color

Residents of Prince Williams County will soon elect the first person of color to the Board of Supervisors. The Democratic candidate is African-American, and the Republican candidate is Indian-American. Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 6:54 AM

Maryland Lawmakers Adjourn in Longtime Speaker's Honor

Maryland Lawmakers Adjourn in Longtime Speaker's Honor

One day after longtime Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch died, lawmakers gathered late Monday night to adjourn their annual 90-day legislative session with a moment of silence in his honor. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 6:19 AM

DC, Feds Disagree Over Why City Missed Deadline for Funding

DC, Feds Disagree Over Why City Missed Deadline for Funding

The District missed a deadline to get more than $3.5 million for nonprofit education programs, but the city and a federal agency that distributes AmeriCorps funding disagree over why it happened. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 6:17 AM

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch Dies at 72

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch died Sunday at 72 after a battle with pneumonia. Read »

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 at 9:06 AM

Baltimore Lawmakers Oppose Bill Due to Preakness Concerns

Baltimore Lawmakers Oppose Bill Due to Preakness Concerns

Baltimore lawmakers voted to oppose a measure to let The Stronach Group use state bonds to pay for improvements at tracks at Laurel and Bowie, due to concerns about moving the Preakness horse race out of... Read »

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill to Require Rape Kit Tests

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill to Require Rape Kit Tests

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a measure to require rape kits to be tested. Read »

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 4:21 PM

DC Cultural Plan Highlights Affordability, Access to Spaces

DC Cultural Plan Highlights Affordability, Access to Spaces

After more than four years of debate and brainstorming, the District’s much anticipated Cultural Plan was released Thursday evening, outlining in detail the D.C. government’s plan to support the city’s cultural... Read »

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Council Member Asks AG to Investigate Shelter Meal Contract

Council Member Asks AG to Investigate Shelter Meal Contract

A D.C. council member is asking the Attorney General to investigate after her office calculated that a contractor was paid up to $35 per meal offered at some homeless shelters. Read »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Lawmakers Take Up Gas Tax Hike, Other Northam Plans

Lawmakers Take Up Gas Tax Hike, Other Northam Plans

Virginia lawmakers voted Wednesday to hike gas taxes in some parts of the state to improve Interstate 81 while also voting to restore suspended driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of motorists. Read »

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