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  • Some gambling opponents focus fight on Prince George's

    Some gambling opponents are hoping to block a sixth casino from being built in Maryland by focusing their energy in one place: Prince George's County. The county is a key battleground because of a provision in the new gambling law that says the state can...
  • Three county executives urge support for gambling expansion

    Three county executives urge support for gambling expansion
    County leaders from three of Maryland's largest jurisdictions stood side-by-side in Montgomery County urging voters to support gambling expansion. Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker -- one of the staunchest supporters of gambling in the...
  • Ulman lends his voice in support of gambling expansion

    Ulman lends his voice in support of gambling expansion
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Thursday for the first time publicly endorsed the gambling expansion question that will appear on November's ballot in Maryland. "It's about education; it's about jobs," Ulman said, speaking alongside Montgomery County...
  • County Exec Baker drumming up support for Prince George's casino

    County Exec Baker drumming up support for Prince George's casino
    As November gets closer, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III is increasing his efforts to drum up support for the gambling expansion question that will be on the ballot. On Thursday, Baker organized a news conference, calling on fellow...
  • Editorial: Ulman support for gambling expansion is unfortunate

    Editorial: Ulman support for gambling expansion is unfortunate
    Last week, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman stood by two of his fellow county executives at a news conference in Silver Spring and endorsed the question on this fall's ballot that would expand gambling in Maryland. We wish he hadn't. Question 7 would...
  • MGM Resorts and National Harbor announce casino deal

    MGM Resorts and National Harbor announce casino deal
    The developers of National Harbor announced Friday they have reached an agreement with Las Vegas giant MGM Resorts International to develop a luxury casino at the proposed gambling site on the Potomac River. Under the agreement between the Peterson Cos....
  • Analysts say there's room in Maryland market for another casino

    Maryland could gain as much as $161 million in revenue by authorizing a casino in Prince George's County and adding table games statewide, the staff of the General Assembly and its consultants told a work group on gambling expansion Tuesday. The combined...
  • Obama to discuss energy in Prince Georges County

    LARGO -- A crowd of hundreds at Prince George's Community College is awaiting the arrival this morning of President Barack Obama, who is due to deliver the latest in a series of addresses on energy as rising oil costs create a drag on the economic...
  • Fallen PG officer, Laurel resident 'made lasting impression'

    Fallen PG officer, Laurel resident 'made lasting impression'
    A sea of uniformed officers flooded Woodstream Church Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, to honor and mourn Laurel resident and fallen Prince George's County Police Officer 1st Class Adrian Morris. Morris, 23, was promoted posthumously to the rank of officer 1st...
  • Stepping stones on the road to college

    Stepping stones on the road to college
    "Pomp and Circumstance" played over the loudspeakers of the UMUC Marriott Inn and Conference Center auditorium June 15 as students processed, dressed in full regalia. Their beaming families gave them a standing ovation, cheering and clapping above the...
  • Lehman, Baker bombarded with questions at packed town hall meeting

    Cuts in education funding in Prince George's County, local bus service reductions, and increased water and sewer rates were some of the issues residents raised at a packed town hall meeting June 22 at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, in Beltsville....
  • Storm-water rules good news for Laurel Mall

    Laurel Mall's developers may get the break they say they need to move the overdue renovation of the ailing shopping center forward, if storm-water legislation introduced last week by Prince George's County Council members is approved. The proposed...