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Past articles by Lateshia:

Pr. George’s Council introduces legislation to restrict dispensaries

The bill mirrors proposals to restrict smoke shops in the county. → Read More

A deep blue county officially raises its Pride flag for the first time

In this politically liberal Maryland county, some residents have been slow to embrace the LGBTQ community. → Read More

Alsobrooks targets youth program money in first-ever budget veto

Council member Edward Burroughs III cited the murder of a younger cousin in March and the youth of the suspects in seeking the funds. → Read More

A Md. county labeled this Black land historic. The family wants that reversed.

The Millard siblings' history stretches back into Calvert County's past. An attempt to preserve it could leave them without a say in its future. → Read More

Hoyer endorses Prince George’s county executive for Senate

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D) announced his endorsement of Prince George's County executive Angela Alsobrooks for Senate. → Read More

Pr. George’s Council approves $5.4B budget without some wish list items

Council members expressed frustration ahead and after of the vote. → Read More

Pr. George’s County revenue projections dip as calls for spending rise

With revenue projections dipping, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks seeks to tap rainy-day funds and amend her budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 → Read More

Kent Roberson named successor to former Md. delegate Darryl Barnes

In a unanimous vote by the Prince George’s County Central Committee in a Thursday evening special meeting, Roberson edged out three other candidates for the seat. → Read More

Prince George’s County Council passes rent stabilization bill

Nearly 4 in 10 Prince George's County residents are renters, according to census data, and they are predominantly Black and Hispanic. → Read More

In majority-Black Prince George’s, a struggle to help Black farmers

In Prince George’s County, only 1 in 6 farmers is Black and nearly 2 in 3 county residents are. → Read More

A new council unwinds old plans for development in Pr. George’s

At-large member Mel Franklin admonished the council for its haste and for signaling that the county is “closed for business.” → Read More

Md. governor-elect Wes Moore unveils key positions for administration

Wes Moore, a political newcomer, announced staff picks after his victory to be governor. → Read More

These Pr. George’s teens are bucking tropes and snatching championships

Prince George’s County shows off its ‘horse country’ credentials, reclaiming a renowned horse show and celebrating a teen rodeo queen and bull riding champ. → Read More

Gay bishop, whose nomination split church years ago, visits Falls Church

Gene Robinson was the the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop. → Read More

Pr. George’s council member’s appointment to watchdog role draws scrutiny

The timing of Turner's elevation concerned some council members and grass-roots activists, who cast the move as a power grab. → Read More

MLK Library is now home to a shattered-glass sculpture of VP Harris

The six-foot sculpture was hammered by hand and driven from a storage facility in New York City on Wednesday morning. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond executive dies after falling from high-rise

Gustavo Arnal, the CFO of Bed, Bath and Beyond, fell from a New York high-rise Friday afternoon, according to police. → Read More

Yoga chain that didn’t charge also didn’t pay taxes, authorities say

Leaders of the now-defunct Yoga to the People company are facing serious charges for not claiming their earnings from the popular yoga entity. → Read More

About 200 people rescued from Carlsbad Caverns after heavy flooding

In addition to the heavy rain in New Mexico, flooding rushed through parts of Utah and Arizona, according to media reports. → Read More

Monkeypox may have made first jump from owners to a dog, report says

The potential transmission was discovered in an Italian greyhound 12 days after its Parisian owners had an onset of monkeypox symptoms, according to the Lancet. → Read More