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Maryland Politics: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

Edwards Sworn Into Congress

U.S. Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D) was sworn in today as a member of the House of Representatives, becoming the first black woman to serve in Congress from the state of Maryland. Surrounded by the state's congressional delegation and introduced...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 19, 2008; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Rosalind Helderman  
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MoCo Council Vets WSSC Nominee

As thousands of Montgomery County residents were still reeling from disruptions in water service this week, council members were vetting Democratic County Executive Isiah Leggett's latest pick to serve on the commission that oversees water and sewer delivery for 1.8.million...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 19, 2008; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ann Marimow  
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Prince George's and MoCo Execs Break Bread Over Water

County executives Jack Johnson and Ike Leggett met as planned yesterday afternoon to try to break the stalemate over the search for a new general manager at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. The six commissioners, three each appointed by Johnson...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 18, 2008; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Edwards Wins Congressional Seat

By Rosalind S. Helderman Washington Post Staff Writer Prince George's attorney Donna F. Edwards was elected today to the U.S. House of Representatives by voters in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, becoming the first black woman elected to Congress...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  June 17, 2008; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Berliner Changes MoCo House Size Bill

Montgomery County Council member Roger Berliner has modified a bill aimed at limiting construction of single-family houses of the kind whose height and bulk have roiled the close-in Washington suburbs. Berliner (D-Potomac-Bethesda), whose district has become ground zero for tear-downs...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 17, 2008; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Miranda Spivack  
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Turnout Low in Fourth District Race

Exceptionally low turnout is expected in Maryland's Fourth Congressional district, as voters go to the polls today in a special election to replace former Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D). A spokeswoman for Democrat Donna F. Edwards, whose defeat of the...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 17, 2008; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Voters Poised to Pick Wynn Replacement

Voters in parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties will go to polls again Tuesday, when Prince George's non-profit executive Donna F. Edwards, a Democrat, faces Republican Peter James (R) in a special election to fill the seat of former...

By washingtonpost.com editors  |  June 16, 2008; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Gov Has to Exile Barking Dog

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and his wife, Catherine Curran O'Malley, had to send their mixed-breed terrier Scout to live with a friend, the Associated Press reports today. Scout was well-known in Annapolis for barking at passers-by, especially other dogs and...

By Anne Bartlett  |  June 16, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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