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University of Maryland East Campus to be Redeveloped

The University of Maryland, College Park, will partner with The Cordish Cos., Baltimore, to redevelop its 38-acre East Campus, according to the Washington Business Journal. The $900 million-plus project has been on hold since November 2009, when the university ended its partnership with Rockville, Md.-based The Foulger-Pratt Cos./Argo Investment Co. The university issued a new request for proposals in April and

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D.C. Mayoral Candidate Reveals Jobs Plan for City

Vincent Gray, a mayoral candidate for Washington, D.C., has offered a plan he believes would create jobs and spur economic development, according to The Washington Post. Gray says despite new condominium buildings, grocery stores and retail shops that have been built in D.C.’s neighborhoods since current Mayor Adrian Fenty was elected in 2006, Fenty’s administration has been too slow to address

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Virginia Legal Opinion Authorizes Checks of Immigration Status

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II issued a legal opinion Aug. 2 that authorizes law enforcement to check the immigration status of anyone stopped by police officers for any reason, according to The Washington Post. Virginia law enforcement officers previously were required to investigate the legal status only of those who were arrested and jailed. Cuccinelli’s opinion is less severe than

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Hospital’s Expansion Plans are Delayed

Suburban Hospital’s long-stalled plans to expand and update its Bethesda, Md., campus were delayed again June 18 when a Montgomery County hearing examiner recommended the Board of Appeals send the plans back to the hospital for revisions, according to the Washington Business Journal. Although hearing examiner Francoise Carrier did not outright reject the proposal and said the hospital made a compelling

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