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Nelson Mandela dead at 95 (VIDEO)

Nelson Mandela

UPDATE (12/6/13; 9:43 a.m. ET): Both the U.S. flag and the Maryland flag will be flown at half-staff through December 9 to mark Mandela’s passing. The president of the Baltimore City NAACP has issued an official statement marking Mandela’s death.…

Mizeur-Coates campaign endorsed by Montgomery County Police Union

Montgomery County Police Department

SILVER SPRING – On Thursday morning, Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for Governor, earned the endorsement of the Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 35. “I am honored to have the support of the brave men and women from…

Mizeur comments on Pepco request for rate increase

Heather Mizeur

SILVER SPRING – On Wednesday, Pepco asked Maryland regulators for a $43 million rate increase that would raise consumer utility bills by almost five dollars a month in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. Delegate Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for…

Road closures announced for Mayor’s 2013 Baltimore Christmas Parade

Hampden MD Christmas

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore City Department of Transportation on Wednesday advised motorists of some temporary street closures and parking restrictions that will be in effect for the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s annual Christmas Parade. The 2013 parade will be held in…

Mizeur to announce acceptance of public funding

Heather Mizeur

SILVER SPRING – On Wednesday morning, Heather Mizeur, Democratic candidate for governor, will unveil several proposals for campaign finance reform that she would enact as Governor. She will also discuss her plans to participate in public financing and limit some…

Baltimore TPP protest coming to Penn Station on Tuesday evening

Baltimore TPP Protest

BALTIMORE – One group plans to make its voice heard in Charm City. Protesters will gather at Baltimore’s Penn Station on Tuesday evening to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The 2005 Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4) is a…