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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.

FBI Headquarters Finalists In Prince George's County

Greenbelt and Landover sties still in the running, along with one Virginia site.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
State: Process to Condemn Property for Purple Line Can Begin

State: Process to Condemn Property for Purple Line Can Begin

The proposed Purple Line light rail would connect Bethesda with New Carrolton, while displacing 116 homes and businesses. The 150-day period to file lawsuits tied to the project began this w
County Considers Creating Science, Tech District to Lure Development

County Considers Creating Science, Tech District to Lure Development

Prince George's County lawmakers may create a special science and technology district to lure science and technology jobs through incentive programs.
Health Fair to Enroll Residents in Insurance Coverage Set for March 15

Health Fair to Enroll Residents in Insurance Coverage Set for March 15

An event to enroll uninsured Maryland residents in quality, affordable health coverage will be held March 15 in Prince George’s County.
Local Nonprofit Moves to New Office with Help from a Gentle Giant

Local Nonprofit Moves to New Office with Help from a Gentle Giant

Riverdale has a new neighbor; Court Appointed Special Advocate has moved to new offices in the area. An April open house is planned.
Purple Line Construction Money in Proposed Federal Budget

Purple Line Construction Money in Proposed Federal Budget

The proposed Purple Line light rail would connect Bethesda with New Carrolton. State officials say it will ease traffic congestion and spur development, while displacing 116 homes and busine
What's Open, What's Closed Monday in Prince George's County

What's Open, What's Closed Monday in Prince George's County

What services and offices are open today, and what's closed?
County Snowplows to Deploy at Midnight Monday

County Snowplows to Deploy at Midnight Monday

Residents are asked to park on the even-numbered sides of residential streets or in their driveways to assist the crews in clearing the roadways.
Fill 'Er Up: Residents Can Report Potholes to County

Fill 'Er Up: Residents Can Report Potholes to County

Are you dodging potholes on your commute? Report them to the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation.
County: Park in Driveways, Even-Numbered Sides of Streets to Help Snowplows

County: Park in Driveways, Even-Numbered Sides of Streets to Help Snowplows

Prince George's County residents are asked to park in their driveways and stay off the roads as crews tackle snow-removal.
Opening of Laurel Branch Library Delayed

Opening of Laurel Branch Library Delayed

Construction issues have caused a delay in the opening of the temporary location of the Laurel Branch Library.
General Assembly Set to Hear Slew of Minimum Wage Bills This Week

General Assembly Set to Hear Slew of Minimum Wage Bills This Week

Six versions of a minimum wage bill -- from statewide to county choice -- should go before the Maryland House and Senate.
Surveillance Protestors Take 'USA Freedom Act' Demonstration Online

Surveillance Protestors Take 'USA Freedom Act' Demonstration Online

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, is Maryland’s lone co-sponsor of the bill to prevent the National Security Agency from collecting people's private data.
Patch Readers: Maryland Crabs Are King

Patch Readers: Maryland Crabs Are King

A Montgomery County delegate wants to require markets and restaurants to label fish by their country of origin. Patch readers seem to agree as a way to preserve the state's heritage.
'House of Cards' Returns, Will Maryland Boost Film Credits?

'House of Cards' Returns, Will Maryland Boost Film Credits?

Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey says he'll be back for a third season of "House of Cards," which uses Maryland's film tax credits. Season two will be on Netflix Feb. 14.
Maryland Lawmakers Debate Bills That Would Protect Dog Bite Victims

Maryland Lawmakers Debate Bills That Would Protect Dog Bite Victims

Conversation continues in Annapolis whether pit bulls and their owners should be treated differently under Maryland law.
Are Diners Eating Maryland Crabs or Imports?

Are Diners Eating Maryland Crabs or Imports?

A Montgomery County delegate has introduced a bill that would require Maryland markets and restaurants to label fish by their common names and list country of origin.
County's Recycling Rate Increases 10 Percent

County's Recycling Rate Increases 10 Percent

Practices that keep waste out of landfills and more recycling have boosted Prince George's County's green efforts.
Update: Weather Concerns Cancel PG County Budget Hearing

Update: Weather Concerns Cancel PG County Budget Hearing

Prince George's County residents can share their views on budget priorities at a hearing Feb. 12 in Laurel.