Election

In primary election, historically low turnout and photo finish

July 9, 2014

ALSO: Taveras wins county seat by 6 votes Less than a fifth of eligible voters in Prince George’s County turned out for the primary election, despite a week of early voting opportunities and a deluge of political mailers, commercials and phone calls. The primary is usually in September, but this [read more]

From the Editor: Looking back while moving forward

May 20, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Between the ceiling rafters and the fresh drywall of Franklins’ new toy room lies a strip of history. The addition shares a wall with the general store, once the former home of the Hyattsville Hardware Co., and owner Mike Franklin has left exposed traces of that long-ago past: [read more]

Still time to run for city council

March 18, 2013

There’s still time to enter the races for six city council seats, which at press time were all uncontested. Registration is open through March 25, and the election is May 7. The field, so far, consists of: Bart Lawrence (Ward 1); David Hiles (Ward 2 incumbent); Patrick Paschall (Ward 3); and in [read more]

Now you see them, now you don’t

February 18, 2013

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On May 7, the face of Hyattsville city government will change. Four faces, in fact. Perhaps as many as six. For the next council to be more effective, though, they’ll have to bring more to the table than new nameplates. Every two years, five of the city’s 10 [read more]

From the Editor: Ballot questions should be longer than a tweet

October 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE  — Are you registered to vote? And if not, does it matter? We know, we know: Maryland is a one-party state. In these parts, if you’re a Democratic incumbent in November, odds are that you will continue to be one come January.  And sure, watching the presidential debates [read more]

Election 2012: Voter’s Guide

October 10, 2012

COMPILED BY SUSIE CURRIE — When Hyattsville voters go to the polls next month, they will be deciding questions that will reverberate through the state and the county for decades to come. In the spirit of public service, we present the text of all 14 of them so you won’t be seeing them for the [read more]

Hugh’s News: Presidential election choices?

March 10, 2012

BY HUGH TURLEY — The U.S. presidential election resembles the recent presidential race in Yemen. On February 21, Yemen elected President Abdurabu Mansur Hadi, the former Vice President under longtime ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh. Hadi was the only candidate on the ballot. On April 3, Barack Obama [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 2 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Ward 2 incumbent William Tierney hopes to fend off political newcomers Shani Warner and Connor Wilkinson. We invited each candidate to submit 300 words of their [read more]

Election 2011: Meet the Ward 1 candidates

April 10, 2011

This is our last issue before the city’s biennial election on May 3, so we decided to let the candidates speak for themselves. Longtime Ward 1 incumbent Douglas Dudrow hopes to fend off three challengers: Candace Hollingsworth, William Jenne and Scott Matirne. We invited each candidate to submit [read more]
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