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Maryland Politics: August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008

Slots Wars Heat Up

Maryland's slots wars, 17 days and counting before Labor Day's traditional fall campaign kickoff, managed to heat up anyway on Thursday. First, state and local leaders working to defeat the November referendum held a press conference on the boardwalk in...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 15, 2008; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Lisa Rein , Slots  
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Money for Prince George's Hospital

The Prince George's Hospital Center and other county health facilities have received $5.6.million in state and county money, the latest funding in a public effort to stave off the collapse of the long-troubled hospital system. Dimensions Healthcare System, the nonprofit...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  August 13, 2008; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Prince George's Hospital , Rosalind Helderman  
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Md. High Court Takes Transgender Case

Maryland's highest court agreed late yesterday to hear arguments in the case that will determine whether Montgomery's voters are asked on the November ballot to weigh in on the law that provides broad rights to transgender individuals. The Court of...

By Ann Marimow  |  August 12, 2008; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2008 Elections , Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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Libertarian Weighs In On Raid

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Bob Barr is, apparently, a close reader of the news of Prince George's County. The former Republican Congressman from Georgia released a statement on his presidential campaign website about the July 29 Prince George's police and...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  August 12, 2008; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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State Nixes Online Vote "Auction"

The auction for Aaron Fischer's vote this November opened at $3.99. "Influence the political climate like never before in this November's historical Presidential Election!" read the Catonsville man's auction posting on eBay. "To the highest bidder, YOUR VOTE IS MY...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 11, 2008; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Elections , Lisa Rein  
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