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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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Erin Cox 50m
This fascinating story shows how a Trump tax break meant to help the poor could instead help one of Baltimore's wealthiest developers. Because of a mapping error.
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Post Local 3h
McAuliffe joins CNN as a commentator after passing on presidential bid
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Steve Thompson 4h
The Post's had to poll committee members, whose job is to hold a multi-billion-dollar agency accountable, to figure out what they decided, bc they held a secret vote, didn't record minutes, and then couldn't agree on what happened. For real.
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Rachel Chason 18h
After radio breakdown, council members criticize Elrich for lack of urgency
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Katherine Shaver 21h
NEW: U.S. Rep Anthony Brown (D-Md.) is trying to block federal approval of Hogan’s toll lanes plan for the Beltway, I-270 ⁦
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Ovetta Wiggins 20h
Maryland cybersecurity: Gov. Larry Hogan names John Evans chief information security officer for the state - The Washington Post
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Ovetta Wiggins 21h
The calls for transparency continue. Gov. Hogan tweets: “Maryland funds WMATA and we deserve to know everything this investigation uncovered - no sugarcoating or stonewalling.” Hogan again calls for Evans to resign from the board.
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Aaron C. Davis 24h
NEW: There’s MUCH more to the Shanahan backstory. His son also assaulted his ex-wife with a baseball bat. As Shanahan wrestled with whether to pull his nomination, he told all in lengthy interviews Monday and Tuesday with The Washington Post.
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 18
State Attorney General Mark Herring calls for marijuana legalization in Virginia
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Rachel Chason Jun 18
Prince George’s interim schools chief who led district after predecessor’s scandals is selected for permanent post
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Robert McCartney Jun 17
NEW: Law firm retained by Metro board’s ethics committee to investigate board chairman Jack Evans found “evidence of multiple violations” regarding Evans’s dealings with two private companies and a 2018 business plan. Story coming soon.
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Shomari Stone Jun 17
BREAKING: The U.S. State Dept. confirms the death of another U.S. citizen in the Dominican Republic in June. Joseph Allen of New Jersey. The State Department declined to comment on reports that tainted alcohol was among the causes being investigated for 6 American deaths.
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Robert McCartney Jun 17
Md. Gov. Hogan & Va. Gov. Northam write joint letter to board calling for release of results of ethics probe into board chairman Jack Evans. In related development, Maryland's state-chartered transit commission joins No. Virginia's in calling for probe's release. Story TK.
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 17
The mother of a 13-year-old diabetic who needs insulin "led a small caravan last month to the town of Fort Frances, Ontario, where she and five other Americans paid about $1,200 for drugs that would have cost them $12,000 in the United States." 
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Lyndsey Layton Jun 17
Supreme Court dismisses challenge to findings of racial gerrymandering in Virginia districts
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Erin Cox Jun 17
How Rep. Wexton of Virginia became the ‘patron saint of the transgender community’ by ⁦
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 17
Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana
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Abha Bhattarai Jun 15
Thousands of frustrated shoppers are stuck at Target stores across the country, where registers have been down for the better part of the afternoon. Employees are handing out samples of shampoo in Ohio, fruit snacks in Missouri and Frappuccinos in Oklahoma
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 15
I was unaware of the global outage until I got in line. Ugh.
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IanShapira Jun 14
I spent the last several days watching the husband of a Virginia Beach mass shooting victim lay his wife to rest and deal with the aftermath of the attack and his new life as a single dad to a 22-month old boy. Here is their story:
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