| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Horse breeder and trainer Jackie Dale MacLeod was thrilled when Rosecroft Raceway reopened last year after a two-year hiatus. That's because, during that time, MacLeod survived by racing and breeding horses out of state, even though his farm is based in...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Advocates for a Prince George's Countycasino faced off Wednesday, Feb. 22, as speakers at a hearing before the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee spent three hours debating whether National Harbor or Rosecroft Raceway would be the best...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:08 AM
The Prince George's County Board of Education unanimously approved the $1.6 billion operating budget request for Fiscal Year 2013.
Since Superintendent William Hite released the proposed budget in January, the school system has received $32.8 million...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Two nonprofit organizations in Laurel that provide after-school mentoring for local kids have been recognized, and rewarded financially, for their good work byPrince George's County.
Through the county's Community Partnership Grant program, which this...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Four years after leading the way in a previous fight against slots legislation by the Maryland General Assembly, Kevin McGhee and the Laurel Clergy Association are taking casino gambling on again.
With a pair of bills in the General Assembly—SB...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:17 PM
With approval from thePrince George's CountyDelegation, a bill that would authorize the county to require retailers to charge a fee for disposable bags is expected to pass through the General Assembly this session.
"It enables the county, if they chose...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Four trucks laden with 100 slot machines arrived early Wednesday morning at the nearly completed casino at Arundel Mills mall. For the next two hours, workers wheeled banks of the gleaming new machines, one by one, inside on hand trucks.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:35 PM
With rising oil prices creating a drag on the economy and his re-election effort, President Barack Obama mocked Republican critics of his alternative-energy policy Thursday, comparing them to the "cynics and naysayers" who didn't believe the Earth was...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 6:37 AM
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III attended West Laurel Civic Association's fall meeting Oct. 27, the first time a county executive has visited a WLCA meeting.
Baker's appearance was "a historical event for us. We have never had a...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Laurel resident Samuel Epps IV, a political organizer for a health care workers' union, has been appointed to the seven-member board of trustees for the Prince George's County Memorial Library System.
Epps was nominated for a vacant board seat by...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Just three weeks ago, local elected officials were hailing thePrince George's County Delegation's vote to support a bill authorizing the county to impose a fee for disposable bags as a sign it would pass through the General Assembly.
But on March 24, the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:05 PM
A bill allowing table games at Maryland's five casino sites and creating a sixth in Prince George's Countypassed the Senate last week and arrived in the House of Delegates with some momentum in advance of a hearing today. It has the backing of Prince...