News http://wypr.org en Sizzle, Excitement and Protest Mark Horseshoe Opening http://wypr.org/post/sizzle-excitement-and-protest-mark-horseshoe-opening <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/08/08-27CasinoOpen.mp3" class="asset-audio">Sizzle, Excitement and Protest Mark Horseshoe Opening</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday’s grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore had it all: sizzle, excited patrons and a protest.</span><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:11:08 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 504282 at http://wypr.org Sizzle, Excitement and Protest Mark Horseshoe Opening Big Conferences Get More Autonomy; College Sports Become More Darwinian http://wypr.org/post/big-conferences-get-more-autonomy-college-sports-become-more-darwinian <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/08/8-25_SAL_on_NCAA_future.mp3" class="asset-audio">Big Conferences Get More Autonomy; College Sports Become More Darwinian</a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="University of Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson." data-attribution="Credit TribLive with Steve Patterson taken by thetexastribune via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/Steve_Patterson_-_TribLive_with_Steve_Patterson_taken_by_thetexastribune_via_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p>Even if Marie Antoinette never actually said “Let them eat cake," the attitude of obliviousness towards the needs of the less fortunate certainly exists.<p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:49:05 +0000 Milton Kent 504145 at http://wypr.org Big Conferences Get More Autonomy; College Sports Become More Darwinian The Last Roll Before Opening http://wypr.org/post/last-roll-opening <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Charles LeBoy, assistant director for gaming for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, shares what regulators look for while inspecting a mechanical slot machine. Behind the video overlay are the machines mechanical reels." data-attribution="Credit P. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:52:24 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 504015 at http://wypr.org The Last Roll Before Opening Baltimore Students Can Now Follow The Neon Footprint http://wypr.org/post/baltimore-students-can-now-follow-neon-footprint City officials announced Wednesday that streets near some schools will be designated as "safe routes" for students to walk or bike to school.<p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:34:59 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 503985 at http://wypr.org Baltimore Students Can Now Follow The Neon Footprint Feds Declare Winner In Auction For Maryland Offshore Wind Leases http://wypr.org/post/feds-declare-winner-auction-maryland-offshore-wind-leases <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="England&apos;s Thanet Wind Farm." data-attribution="Credit Thanet Wind Farm in the English Channel, London to Italy Flight, 24/07/2012 taken by DG Jones via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://news.wypr.org/sites/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/7814387680_87ca48987b.jpg" alt="" /><p>Energy company US Wind Inc, a subsidiary of the Italian company Renexia, <a href="http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/interior-auctions-80000-acres-offshore-maryland-for-wind-energy-development-advances-presidents-climate-action-plan.cfm">won Tuesday's auction </a>to develop wind farms on federal waters ten nautical miles off the coast of Ocean City.<p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:40 +0000 Bret Jaspers 503920 at http://wypr.org Feds Declare Winner In Auction For Maryland Offshore Wind Leases Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Takes the Next Step http://wypr.org/post/maryland-offshore-wind-industry-takes-next-step <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/08/Untitled.mp3" class="asset-audio">Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Takes the Next Step</a><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Offshore wind turbines in the North Sea." data-attribution="Credit Hans Hillewaert via Wikimedia Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/offshore_windmills_in_North_Sea_Hans_Hillewaert_via_Wikimedia_Commons.JPG" alt="" /><p>The federal government holds an auction Tuesday for two leases to develop wind farms in federal waters off Ocean City.<p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:44:43 +0000 Bret Jaspers 503864 at http://wypr.org Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Takes the Next Step Md. Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Kicks Off Election Season http://wypr.org/post/md-gubernatorial-candidates-forum-kicks-election-season <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown addressed attendees at the Maryland Association of Counties summer meeting." data-attribution="Credit Christopher Connelly/WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/Larry_Hogan_and_Anthony_Brown_at_MACo_Forum_Aug_16_taken_by_Chris.jpg" alt="" /><p>Maryland will elect a new governor in November. Republican Larry Hogan and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown pitched county officials at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference in Ocean City on Saturday. The message from both sides: Elect me because four years of the other guy will be bad for the state.&#160;<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/08/NSCC2way0818_0.mp3" class="asset-audio">WYPR&#039;s Christopher Connelly recaps the gubernatorial forum with Morning Edition host Nathan Sterner.</a><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:40:41 +0000 Christopher Connelly 503863 at http://wypr.org Md. Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Kicks Off Election Season A Year Later, Teachers Still Learning Common Core http://wypr.org/post/year-later-teachers-still-learning-common-core <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="(l-r) Baltimore City teachers Carly Hockman and Kanesha Davenport and director of teacher support and development Meredith Stolte (right) discuss the more rigorous school curriculum under the Common Core standards." data-attribution="Credit Gwendolyn Glenn / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/Baltimore_city_teachers_Carly_Hockman_%28left%29%2C_Kanesha_Davenport_%28Center%29_and_dir_of_teacher_support_and_development_Meredith_Stolte_%28r%29_taken_by_Gwen_7-2014.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/08/gg.mp3" class="asset-audio">A Year Later, Teachers Still Learning Common Core</a><p>A year after the Common Core education standards were rolled out, supporters and detractors continue to debate their value. For teachers, however, the more rigorous curriculum is a reality they have to accept.<p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:36:47 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 503665 at http://wypr.org A Year Later, Teachers Still Learning Common Core Court Decision Could Delay Cove Point Export Project http://wypr.org/post/court-decision-could-delay-cove-point-export-project <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Dominion Energy&#039;s Cove Point liquified natural gas import facility in southern Maryland." data-attribution="Credit Courtesy of Dominion Energy" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/CovePoint3.jpg" alt="" /><p>Opponents of a proposed natural gas export facility in Southern Maryland are claiming a win in a Monday court ruling that may delay the project. But the company behind the $3.8 billion retrofit says that they don’t foresee any delays caused by the ruling.<p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:16:58 +0000 Christopher Connelly 503571 at http://wypr.org Court Decision Could Delay Cove Point Export Project Common Core: A Work In Progress http://wypr.org/post/common-core-work-progress <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/08/GG-CC.mp3" class="asset-audio">Common Core: A Work In Progress</a><p>With one year under their belts, Maryland teachers are still learning how to apply the more rigorous Common Core State Standards in their classrooms.<p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:18:29 +0000 Gwendolyn Glenn 503466 at http://wypr.org Common Core: A Work In Progress