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Participate in National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

The Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Animal Management Group (AMG) will join the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week from November 7 through November 13, 2010. 

The week-long event, designed to recognize and celebrate the lifesaving services provided by animal shelters, will conclude with an Open House held on Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Animal Services Facility at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro.  Citizens and residents are encouraged to attend and meet the many wonderful pets available for adoption.

The Animal Services Facility provides many services to the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County.  These services include spaying and neutering homeless animals; placing them in loving homes; helping injured, sick, abused and orphaned animals; and teaching responsible pet care and ownership.

Gov. Martin O'Malley Wins 2nd Term In Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley won a second term in a rematch with Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich on Tuesday in a race that featured negative advertising and sniping debates between Maryland's two biggest political rivals.

O'Malley's victory provided a bright spot for Democrats suffering big losses in both congressional and governors' races. His first term was hampered largely by the recession, which made budget cuts routine over the last three years. Still, the governor emphasized throughout the campaign that he has worked hard to protect priorities in public safety and education while positioning Maryland to weather the recession better than most states.

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6 Md. House Members And Sen. Mikulski Re-elected

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Democratic freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil faced a strong challenge Tuesday from Republican state Sen. Andy Harris in Maryland's most competitive congressional race.

The former Queen Anne's County prosecutor narrowly won the 1st Congressional District two years ago after the GOP had held it for 18 years. In Tuesday's rematch, Harris, a Baltimore County physician, sought to win back the seat for the Republicans.

With 6 percent of precincts reporting, Harris had 51 percent of the vote to Kratovil's 46 percent. Libertarian Richard Davis had 3 percent.

Reminder: Vacuum Leaf Collection Program Terminated

As a result of strict cost savings measures implemented last year, Prince George's County terminated the Vacuum Leaf Collection Program.  For more than 25 years, only 351 communities in the county received the special service, which was both expensive and time intensive. At the time of implementation, it was intended that the service would be expanded beyond the original communities, but due to a continued lack of identified funding, it was not.

Dozens of DC Area Employers Participate in Career Fair

Free career and internship fair open to the public at PGCC

More than 50 Washington, D.C. area employers will be discussing job opportunities and accepting resumes at Prince George’s Community College.  Participating employers include the Internal Revenue Service, Homeland Security, State Farm Insurance, TD Bank, Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Providence Hospital.

The event is free and open to those seeking internships or full-time jobs.

Thursday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Prince George’s Community College Marlboro Hall, Room 2102 301 Largo Road (Off Hwy 202, down the road from FedEx Field) Largo, MD  20774                 

Maryland Governor's and Senate Race Projections

According to projections posted by The Huffington Post, it seems that democratic candidate Governor Martin O'Malley is ahead of republican candidate former Governor Robert Ehrlich.

O'Malley leads by 51.5% while Erhlich trails behind with 40.6%.

In the race for Senate, democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski has a steady lead against republican candidate Eric Wargotz.

Mikulski is projected to win with 56.4% compared to Wargotz's 36.2%

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O'Malley/Brown Set-Up Underway

It's a gorgeous day on the Inner Harbor and a fantastic location at the American Visionary Arts Museum where the O'Malley/Brown team has just begun to set up shop for Maryland's gubernatorial race.

Today, Governor Martin O'Malley faces former Governor Robert Ehrlich in a heated competition.  With voter turnout in Maryland forming at a steady pace,The Baltimore Business Journal reports that both campaigns have turned to social media to spread the word and get residents to the polls.

O’Malley’s Twitter feed, @GovernorOMalley, started blasting tweets at 6:30 a.m. telling voters: “Polls open in a half hour. Are you ready to move #md4ward? #mdvote”