January 18, 2019

Weiskopf Is New County Attorney

David Weiskopf Appointed County Attorney

David Weiskopf has been appointed as the St. Mary’s County attorney.

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VA Leaves Millions Unspent for Suicide Outreach

Navy Suicides

Veterans Administration has spent only $57,000 out of $6.2 million set aside for suicide prevention and suicide outreach in the media in fiscal 2018, less than 1 percent, while a respected, retired Marine colonel becomes the fifth suicide since 2013 at the same Florida VA complex.

Retired Marine Col. Jim Turner became the fifth veteran at Bay Pines Department of Veterans Affairs in Florida to take his life, reports Military.com. He put on his dress uniform and medals and drove to the complex. He got out of his truck, sat down on top of his military records and took his own life with a rifle. He left a suicide note blasting the VA for failing to help him. He was remembered as a professional and a leader.

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Hoyer: Jobs Report Weaker Than Expected

Jobs Report

While the November 2018 jobs report is reflective of a resilient economy, it was weaker than expected, driven in part by uncertainty due to trade, says Congressman Steny H. Hoyer.

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College Will Close for Winter Break

CSM Winter Break 2018

The College of Southern Maryland will close at 3 pm Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, for its winter break and will reopen at 8 am Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

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CBO Still Sees Billions in Savings in the Military

CBO

Capping pay, scrapping aircraft, slashing benefits and a host of already discussed military and veterans program reforms reappear in this year’s CBO annual “options for reducing the deficit” report.

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Student Veterans Welcomed at Brunch

Student Veterans

Members of the military who attend College of Southern Maryland either during or after their service are treasured Student Veterans at CSM.

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Will a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

government shutdown

Congress has only a few days left to pass a funding package for several large federal agencies and general government appropriations to avoid a government shutdown.

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Scholarships Focus on Patient Care

Patient Care

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown knows there is a critical need for specially trained associates who can focus on patient care. With that in mind, the hospital has created a scholarship program.

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Hoyer Releases 2019 House Floor Schedule

House Floor Schedule

House Majority Leader-elect Steny H. Hoyer has released the House Floor Schedule for 2019 in the 116th Congress.

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F-35 Squadron Passes Safe-for-Flight Test

F-35 Safe-for-Flight

A Navy F-35C Lighting II squadron netted a safe-for-flight operations certification, hitting another milestone on the way to initial operational capability. Pentagon officials say that could come as soon as late February.

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