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Blame game in U-Md. student's death

Last Tuesday, police found 22-year-old University of Maryland student Justin DeSha-Overcash dead inside a home he was renting on the 8800 block of 38th Street, across the street from the University's campus. DeSha-Overcash's death, the 11th in a series...

By Aaron Morrissey  | January 18, 2011; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Maryland, PG County, Prince George's County, University of Maryland, crime  
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Idaho Rep. puts Prince George's killings in D.C.

Yesterday on NBC's "Meet the Press," freshman Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador mistakenly ascribed the rash of murders in Prince George's County -- nine so far, including two on Saturday alone -- to the District. The slip-up came during...

By Martin Austermuhle  | January 10, 2011; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, PG County, Prince George's County, crime  
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Enough beating up on Prince George's voters

Regarding Lee Hockstader’s Dec. 20 op-ed column, “A new day in Prince George’s?”:Enough of the self-righteous tongue-lashings about apathetic Prince George’s County voters! We usually have had a choice between Mr. Horrible and Mr. Worse, and none of us had...

By Charles Pickett, Upper Marlboro  | December 21, 2010; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  HotTopic, PG County, Prince George's County  
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Avoiding the achievement gap in Prince George's

As a black male Harvard Law student from Prince George’s County, I was drawn to The Post’s recent articles about the national black-white male achievement gap, as well as Prince George’s experience with No Child Left Behind’s student transfer policy....

By Victor A. Kwansa, Riverdale  | November 29, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  PG County, Prince George's County, education, schools  
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Will U-Md.'s new president get on board the Purple Line?

This month marked the beginning of a new era for the University of Maryland in College Park, as Wallace D. Loh officially took over as president, replacing C. Daniel Mote, who led the campus for over a decade. Considering the...

By Marcus Afzali, College Park  | November 19, 2010; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, PG County, Purple Line  
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Let the black woman's pain be heard

Apparently Courtland Milloy is so disturbed by Tyler Perry's movie "For Colored Girls," that even when speaking of the FBI sting operation resulting in the arrests of Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife, Leslie, he still...

By M. E. Schertzer, Silver Spring  | November 18, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  HotTopic, PG County, crime, domestic violence, media, race  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Legal corruption in Montgomery , Keith Berner , November 17, 2010
Hoyer's challenger: The gumption of Andrew Gall, Keith Berner , September 10, 2010
Reflections on the Md. water alert, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
D.C. faring better than suburbs on growth, Dan Malouff , June 16, 2010
Does PG County Feel Safer?, Marisa Katz , February 4, 2009
 
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