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Slater to hear appeal by consortium whose I-495/I-270 bid lost

Plus: Raskin powered through pain to lead impeachment trial; Silver Spring emergency response team sends supplies to India

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Slater to hear appeal by consortium whose I-495/I-270 bid lost

A consortium that bid unsuccessfully on a lucrative state highway project has signaled it intends to appeal to Maryland Transportation Secretary Greg Slater.

Capital Express Mobility Partners (CEMP) protested the agency’s decision to award the multi-billion-dollar I-495/I-270 project to a rival, Accelerate Maryland Partners, in March. [Maryland Matters]

Raskin powered through pain to lead impeachment trial

In February, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin became a national figure as lead House manager in the second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

It was the test of a lifetime for this constitutional law professor as he was facing the greatest possible personal crisis — the suicide death of his son, Tommy. [WJZ]

Silver Spring emergency response team sends supplies to India

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Silver Spring is working to ship critical relief to India, which is struggling with an unprecedented second outbreak of COVID-19.

By the end of April, more than 200,000 people had died due to the coronavirus in India since the beginning of 2021. [WJLA]

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