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Local Mega Millions winner could mean windfall for ailing governments

Tonight, some lucky person might win the $355 million Mega Million multi-state lottery jackpot, which is sold in the District, Maryland and Virginia, among other states. And while thousands of people across the region are lining up to buy...

By Mike DeBonis  | January 4, 2011; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland, The District, Virginia  
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Montgomery government campaigns in election, drawing lawsuit

An interesting spectacle is developing in Montgomery County in the long-running debate over whether to levy ambulance fees there. Because fee opponents managed at the 11th hour to get the question put on Tuesday's ballots, that has left the county...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 29, 2010; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Montgomery County  
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Kane skipping debate to attend 'Red Mass'

Maryland gubernatorial combatants Martin O'Malley (D) and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) have finally agreed to debate this month. But a debate between their running mates that had been scheduled for Sunday will not be happening. As first reported by...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 1, 2010; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bob Ehrlich, Martin O'Malley, Mary Kane, Maryland, Maryland Governor 2010  
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Behold Bob Ehrlich's fake news clips

If you haven't read John Wagner's piece from earlier this week on Bob Ehrlich's "faux news" YouTube clips -- featuring TV reporter turned campaign flack Andy Barth -- you should. And if you haven't seen the latest iteration --...

By Mike DeBonis  | June 24, 2010; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland  
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In praise of boring license plates

In my column thingy today, I take a look at the new Maryland license plates and wonder whether the most ubiquitous pieces of state-sponsored public art -- potentially hundreds of thousands of 6-inch-by-12-inch metal canvases -- are too important...

By Mike DeBonis  | June 18, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland  
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Sheriff Michael Jackson: Still tough on unwitting accomplices

Prince George's County Sheriff Michael Jackson, now running for county executive, appeared on WAMU-FM's Kojo Nnamdi Show on Friday. There he was asked once again about a topic still very much on the minds of county voters: his department's...

By Mike DeBonis  | June 2, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland, Michael Jackson, Prince George's County, Rushern Baker  
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