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Kai Hagen

September 24, 2002
True Republicans PAC Too Simplistic And Superficial
Kai Hagen
Last month, a letter was sent out by a new political action committee called "Frederick Countians for True Republicans." The letter, which began, "Dear Republican Candidate," included a questionnaire designed to help the group "decide who they [were] going to endorse in the Republican Primary."

August 22, 2002
The Legacy Of Baker Park! Duplicate It!
Kai Hagen
One recent Sunday evening, my family joined more than a thousand other people at one of the weekly summer concerts in Baker Park. It was a lovely evening. A not-too-hot end to another hot and hazy August day.

July 31, 2002
'Defenders' Needs To Spell Out Its Solutions
Kai Hagen
If you get most of your information about local issues by reading the Frederick News-Post, you might have the impression that the Defenders of Citizens Rights, Inc. - better known as the Defenders - are a "new force in politics."

June 19, 2002
In Gerrymandering, Both Parties Travel The Low Road
Kai Hagen
If you read anything of local news and politics, you already know that the Maryland Court of Appeals has tossed out the state legislature's proposed redistricting plan, throwing upcoming state elections - and candidates - into a tizzie.

June 5, 2002
Old Growth "Facts" Are Myths In Changing Frederick County
Kai Hagen
Quick... True or False? Growth provides needed tax revenues? Growth creates jobs and reduces unemployment? Communities benefit from a "good business climate" which includes minimal regulation, lower business taxes, and a variety of public subsidies?...

May 17, 2002
Zoning Ordinance Rewrite An On-Going Process
Kai Hagen

Recent news articles have reported that Frederick County is now home to more than 200,000 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county is one of the 100 fastest-growing in the nation, adding new residents at four  times the national average.



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