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Another Baker Throws His Hat into the Ring

For years Rushern Baker IV expressed his political views through his art. Now he's seeking a much more direct approach. He wants voters to send him to Annapolis.

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Largo Chosen as Site for New Medical Center

Largo Town Center has been selected as the site for Prince George's County's new regional medical center.

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New P.G. County Schools Chief Makes Rounds on First Day

On the first day at a new school, Kevin Maxwell raised his hand, answered a teacher’s question and tried to make friends with the boys and girls.

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P.G. County Committee Weighs in on Gang, Youth Violence

Better coordination among groups working to stem gang and youth violence and more character education in schools are two initiatives that a task force suggests could make a difference in deterring crime.

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Site for New P.G. Hospital Narrowed to Two

Officials with Dimensions Healthcare System are a little closer to making a decision on the location of a new hospital in Prince George’s County now that two of four possibilities have been eliminated.

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Son of P.G. County Exec Baker Expresses World View through Art

Rushern Baker IV usually lets his artwork speak for itself.

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Maryland Horses Benefitting at the Track

Preferential treatment may be the key to revitalizing horse racing in Maryland.

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Baker Introduces New P.G. Schools Chief

The Prince George's County Public Schools system has a new leader.

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P.G. County Exec Baker Running for Re-Election

It’s nearly a year before the first ballot will be cast, but Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has put potential rivals and the electorate on notice — he wants to keep his job.

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New P.G. County School Leaders Take Oath

Change is afoot with the Prince George's County School Board.

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Scores Give up Guns for Gift Cards

A few less guns are on the streets in Forest Heights thanks to a gun exchange event.

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P.G. Contest Prize is Reduced Retail Rent

A different kind of competition will soon be underway in Prince George's County. The winner will be chosen not on looks or luck, but whose business idea outshines the rest.

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Juneteenth Event Stressed Genealogy

Thousands Enjoyed a Day of Music, History

Juneteenth was celebrated in a big way in Prince George’s County.

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P.G. Housing Department Makes Major Move

It’s been years in the making with lots of negotiations, but Prince George’s County is about to be the headquarters of a state agency — its first.

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Housing Tour's Focus is Affordability

A tour of homes usually features high-end properties with lavish furnishings. But a recent tour of homes in Prince George’s County had a different focus – affordability.

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P.G. Schools Petition Drive Fails

Several issues concerning the future of Prince George’s County public schools came to a head last week as an effort to block a new law from going into effect fizzled and temporary leadership of the school system was resolved.

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Brown Picks Ulman as Running Mate in Md. Governor's Race

Less than a month after announcing his bid for the governor’s seat in 2014, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has chosen Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate.

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Annual Conference in P.G. County Shines Spotlight on Women

Focusing on oneself might sound like a selfish approach but not to the 50 or so women who attended the 8th annual “It’s All About Me!” Conference.

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Opponents of P.G. County School System Changes Collect Petitions

A movement to stall, and possibly end, the implementation of a new law to change the management structure of Prince George’s County public schools will live or die within the next few days.

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Search Begins for New PGCS Leaders

Gov. Martin O'Malley and State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery have appointed three members for a search committee for Prince George's County Schools chief executive officer.

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Trio Vying to Build Prince George’s County Casino

Penn National Gaming (PNG), MGM National Harbor (MGM) and Greenwood Racing have filed proposals with the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to build and run a casino in Prince George's County.

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Enters Governor’s Race

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown announces his candidacy to run for Maryland State Governor.

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Hyattsville, Md., School Choir Headed to South Africa

The summer of 2013 is likely to be one that many students at Northwestern High School will long remember.

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Men Making a Difference in Prince George's County

For Robert Howze and his fellow volunteers, there's a rather simple way to combat many of the challenges that young African-American men face – spend quality time with them.

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Buy Suitland Program Helps Sixth Homeowner

It was an exciting day for Selivia Diggs on April 11 when she was given the keys to her new home with a mortgage less than apartment rent.

Legislature Approves Strict Gun Laws

The Maryland General Assembly has strengthened the state's gun laws, making them some of the toughest in the country.

Lawmakers Vote to Overhaul County Schools

Say goodbye to the status quo....

Community Grills School Superintendent Finalists

The three finalists vying for the Prince George's County public schools superintendent job were formally...

Showdown in Annapolis: Proposed Changes for Prince George's County Schools

Baker Says Reforms Can't Wait; Jacobs Charges Power Grab...

Proposed Budget Includes Increases and Furloughs

The proposed 2014 budget for Prince George's County has its hare of highs and lows....

Achieving Better Health Proper Food Choices

What we eat may be the key to unlocking the mystery of better health....

Benefits of Eating Raw Are Many

Few things would please Renette Dallas more than for the African-American community to throw away...

PGCC Hosts Intergenerational Leaders Discussion

Before a packed house at Prince George's Community College (PGCC), luminaries in politics, medicine, the...

Community Speaks Out on New Medical Center Site

There was no shortage of opinions on where a new medical center in Prince George's...

Community Weighs in on New Medical Center Site

There was no shortage of opinions on where a new medical center in Prince George's...

Effort to Increase Tipped Workers' Pay Gains Momentum

Could this be the year that restaurant workers who mainly rely on tips for their...

State Set to Break Ground on Harriet Tubman Park

While the creation of a national park honoring abolitionist Harriet Ross Tubman remains unresolved in...

Legislators Show Support for Emancipation Day Recognition

A bill that would make Nov. 1 a celebratory occasion, marking official recognition of the...

Hundreds Board Buses for Historic Tour

African-American historical sites that are passed by daily with little notice captured the spotlight on...

Bids Being Accepted for Prince George's County Casino

The race to win Prince George's County casino contest is officially underway....

Health Officials Suggest Precautions when Temps Drop

While this winter's weather continues to makes wild swings, local health officials offer warnings about...

Gun Violence Forum Draws Maryland Leaders

The challenge of addressing gun violence in Maryland was the focus of a recent forum...

Maryland Legislators, NAACP Head Push to End Death Penalty

Putting an end to the death penalty in Maryland is a top priority for several...

Governor, Civil Rights Leaders Call for End to Death Penalty

Calling the death penalty expensive and ineffective, Maryland's governor and other political and civil rights...

Md. Governor, Civil Rights Leaders Call for End to Death Penalty

Calling the death penalty expensive and ineffective, Maryland's governor and other political and civil rights...

New Fund Spurs Economic Growth

Incentive fund dollars are flowing in Prince George's County....

Legislators Rescue Hundreds of Maryland Jobs

For months, hundreds of federal employees working in Prince George's County were on a roller...

Lucky Homeowner Overjoyed with Home Renovations

The first visitors Derek Slocum welcomed to his new Whitfield Chapel Gardens home were a...

Hundreds Attend Tanger Outlets National Harbor Groundbreaking

80 Outlet Stores Coming to Prince George's County...