News http://wypr.org en Maryland Jobs Numbers For March: Meh http://wypr.org/post/maryland-jobs-numbers-march-meh <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Governor O&#039;Malley (right) and Domino Sugar refinery manager Stu FitzGibbon in January." data-attribution="Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/OMALLEY_and_Stu_FitzGibbo_refinery_manager_for_Domino_sugar_in_Baltimore_taken_by_Chris_Connelly.jpg" alt="" /><p>Today the federal government <a href="http://www.dllr.state.md.us/whatsnews/mlr.shtml">announced March jobs numbers for states and localities</a>.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that Maryland added 2,3oo jobs in March, and that February’s reported loss of 600 jobs was revised to a 1,000 job gain. Both months helped to make up for the 6,100 jobs lost in January.</span><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:51:45 +0000 Bret Jaspers 11818 at http://wypr.org Maryland Jobs Numbers For March: Meh Local Man's Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy http://wypr.org/post/local-mans-second-chance-dashed-tragedy <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/FS-JohnSmith.mp3" class="asset-audio">Local Man&#039;s Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy</a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Jean-jacques QUEYRIE via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Jean-jacques_QUEYRIE_via_flickr.JPG" alt="" /><p>John Henry Adams was psyched. &#160;Beyond excited. He could feel a new life.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In comments made <a href="http://news.wypr.org/post/vehicles-change-definitely-roll">for a </a></span><a href="http://news.wypr.org/post/vehicles-change-definitely-roll">WYPR</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://news.wypr.org/post/vehicles-change-definitely-roll"> news story</a>, Adams was asked if he had any pressing problems.&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“As long as I’m free and God wakes me up every day I don’t have no problems. I’m a humble individual,” he said.</span><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:17:30 +0000 Fraser Smith 11672 at http://wypr.org Local Man's Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy Kamenetz Eyes Future Of School Buildings http://wypr.org/post/kamenetz-eyes-future-school-buildings <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Members of the Baltimore County Council examining highlights of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz&#039; 2015 budget proposal. Kamenetz announced a decade long overhaul of school buildings; many of which are at least 40 years old." data-attribution="Credit P. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:42:37 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 11664 at http://wypr.org Kamenetz Eyes Future Of School Buildings Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement http://wypr.org/post/swimming-superstar-michael-phelps-emerges-retirement Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is coming out of retirement.<p>Patrick Sandusky, the U.S. Olympic Committee public affairs officer, tweeted this morning: "It is official, Michael Phelps is back.... competing next week in Arizona."<p>Phelps, who will be 29 in June, has already competed in four Olympic Games, winning 22 medals, including 18 gold. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 11580 at http://wypr.org Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement There's A 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It? http://wypr.org/post/theres-blood-moon-eclipse-tonight-will-you-be-able-see-it It's looking like clouds will obscure Monday night's lunar eclipse for nearly all of the U.S. East Coast, but much of the West and Midwest should be able to see it.<p>As <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/11/301958755/total-eclipse-of-the-moon-next-week-throughout-north-america">we wrote last week</a>, the total eclipse of the moon — the first visible from North America since 2010 — will start a few minutes before 1 a.m. EDT and slowly continue over the next two hours until it peaks (reaches totality) about 3 a.m. Tuesday. On the West Coast, it starts about 10 p.m. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 11558 at http://wypr.org There's A 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Tonight, But Will You Be Able To See It? Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor http://wypr.org/post/mizeur-says-maryland-ready-elect-her-governor <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur" data-attribution="Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Mizeur2_taken_by_Chris_Connelly_on2-11-14.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/JL-Mizeur.mp3" class="asset-audio">Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor</a><p>Ten years ago, when she was serving on the Takoma Park City Council, Heather Mizeur helped to pass a resolution putting the city on record as supporting same-sex marriage.&#160;<p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:04 +0000 John Lee 11554 at http://wypr.org Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion http://wypr.org/post/boat-rocker-faces-rough-seas-quest-governor-s-mansion <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Atty. Gen. Doug Gansler" data-attribution="Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Doug_Gansler2_by_mdfriendofhillary_via_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/KH-Gansler.mp3" class="asset-audio">Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>At a recent candidates’ forum at Morgan State University, moderators Micheline Bowman and Marsha Jews were only partway through their warm-up chatter when Doug Gansler suddenly burst on stage from behind the curtains.<p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:21:30 +0000 Karen Hosler 11372 at http://wypr.org Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion State Scores High In Pew Elections Review http://wypr.org/post/state-scores-high-pew-elections-review <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit justgrimes via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/5139407571_1c81d07a8c_z.jpg" alt="" /><p>Maryland was a top performer in a review of 2012 election data released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit research organization.<p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:01:34 +0000 Bret Jaspers 11333 at http://wypr.org State Scores High In Pew Elections Review Clean Water In Short Supply In Ghana http://wypr.org/post/clean-water-short-supply-ghana <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/GatG-GG.mp3" class="asset-audio">Clean Water In Short Supply In Ghana</a><p>More than nine million people in the West African country of Ghana don’t have access to clean drinking water, according to Water Aid America.<p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:42:03 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 11232 at http://wypr.org Clean Water In Short Supply In Ghana With Legislators' OK, Maryland Poised To Decriminalize Pot http://wypr.org/post/legislators-ok-maryland-poised-decriminalize-pot Maryland lawmakers voted on Monday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.<p><a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bal-lawmakers-decriminalize-marijuana-20140407,0,4600887.story"><em>The Baltimore Sun</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"As recently as Friday, the proposal seemed to be dying in the House of Delegates, before the Legislative Black Caucus and other advocates convinced a key committee chairman to change course.<p>"Advocates for the proposal argued that not only was the law enforced in a discriminatory way, the state had already rolled Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:08:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 11223 at http://wypr.org