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Ovetta Wiggins
Reporter for The Washington Post, covering MD politics. Got a story? DM or ovetta.wiggins@washpost.com (Retweets are not necessarily endorsements)
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Joe Heim 8h
A response from Nathan Philips, the Native American elder who was mocked and harassed by high school students in front of the Lincoln Memorial yesterday
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Arelis R. Hernández 11h
A black R&B artist hoped singing for Trump would build ‘a bridge.’ It derailed her career instead.
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Maryland budget: Demcorats initially positive on Gov. Hogan’s fiscal plan (w/ ⁦⁩)
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‘I remember screaming:’ WTOP reporter rescues drowning woman in Rock Creek Park during snowstorm
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Post Local Jan 18
Metro is losing $400,000 a day during shutdown, agency says
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Rachel Chason Jan 18
Heaping praise on Lee is nothing unusual in the former capital of the Confederacy. For most of America, Friday was the last workday before the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend. In Virginia, it was a state holiday: Lee-Jackson Day. From
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Rachel Chason Jan 18
The Maryland Board of Elections yesterday certified the socialist Bread and Roses party, after its founder — who sought the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat last year — submitted the required 10,000 signatures.
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Ovetta Wiggins Jan 18
Inbox: Gov. Hogan names Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio to serve as the Secretary of Natural Resources. She is his deputy chief of staff and will replace Mark Belton, who is going back to Charles County to serve as the county administrator
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Ovetta Wiggins Jan 18
The season 2 premiere is here!
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Ovetta Wiggins Jan 18
The Legislative Black Caucus sends letter requesting a meeting with Gov. Hogan to discuss the HBCU funding lawsuit. The caucus wants to “resolve what we view not as a legal matter but rather a matter of political will.” It calls the state’s offer was “woefully inadequate”
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Fenit Nirappil Jan 18
In Virginia, the black lieutenant governor and descendent of slaves declines to preside over the state senate during its annual commemoration of Robert E. Lee
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Ovetta Wiggins Jan 17
Hogan outlines $46.6 billion budget that includes tax relief, raises for state employees (w/ ⁦⁩)
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Pamela Wood Jan 17
First bill to fully pass the Maryland Senate: requires lobbyists to fill out their reports online.
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Pamela Wood Jan 17
9/90. Ceiling of the Senate chamber.
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Whitney Leaming Jan 17
These are the voices of the shutdown
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Rachel Chason Jan 16
With “Surfin’ USA” blasting, Hogan entered his inauguration party Wednesday night wearing shades and carrying a purple surfboard, which he mimicked riding a few times to applause and laughter from the audience.
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Rachel Chason Jan 16
Democratic state Sens. Cheryl Kagan (Montgomery), Katie Fry Hester (Howard) and Bobby Zirkin (Baltimore County) are all in attendance at Hogan’s party. “I ran a very purple campaign,” Fry Hester said. “It’s really important for me to represent all the people in my district.”
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Rachel Chason Jan 16
Hogan’s inauguration party is getting started at MGM National Harbor. His staff say about 3,000 are expected to attend
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Luke Broadwater Jan 16
Lines are starting to form for ’s $150-a-person inaugural gala at the MGM casino in Prince George’s County. The governor’s office says nearly 3,000 tickets have been sold
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Cathleen Decker Jan 16
Hogan gets a standing ovation when he tells inaugural guests: ‘No man, not even the president of the United States, is above the law.’ (He was talking about Nixon, though.) via and
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