WYPR News http://wypr.org en Hogan Opts For Public Financing, MD’s Bail Hearing System, and Summer Camp For Homeless Kids http://wypr.org/post/hogan-opts-public-financing-md-s-bail-hearing-system-and-summer-camp-homeless-kids <p><em>Republican Larry Hogan will be the first gubernatorial candidate to take part in the state’s public financing system in a general election in two decades. A look at Maryland’s new bail hearing system. A report on a summer camp that serves homeless kids. Plus: changes to Baltimore’s suspension policy, staffing concerns at a Towson courthouse, Wayne Curry’s funeral, and more</em>. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:54:23 +0000 Nathan Sterner 501944 at http://wypr.org Hogan Opts For Public Financing, MD’s Bail Hearing System, and Summer Camp For Homeless Kids Tuesday Night’s Storms, Smallpox Found At NIH, Wayne Curry Remembered, & MD’s AAA Bond Rating http://wypr.org/post/tuesday-night-s-storms-smallpox-found-nih-wayne-curry-remembered-md-s-aaa-bond-rating <p><em>Severe thunderstorms ripped across Central Maryland last night, downing trees and power lines. A look at the wake of the storms, plus: smallpox found at NIH, remembering Wayne Curry, MD’s AAA bond rating, Baltimore homicides, a runway closure at BWI, and more</em>. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:51:53 +0000 Nathan Sterner 501894 at http://wypr.org Tuesday Night’s Storms, Smallpox Found At NIH, Wayne Curry Remembered, & MD’s AAA Bond Rating Boston Conflicted About The Olympics? We'll Take 'Em http://wypr.org/post/boston-conflicted-about-olympics-well-take-em <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps." data-attribution="Credit Maryland Olympians Celebration in September 2012 taken by MDGovpics via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/Michael_Phelps_in_Maryland_Olympians_Celebration_September_2012_taken_by_Maryland_GovPics_via_flickr_%28Jay_Baker%29_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-7_FINAL_SAL_on_Olympics.mp3" class="asset-audio">Boston Conflicted About The Olympics? We&#039;ll Take &#039;Em</a><p>It’s always helpful to seek out other people’s thinking on big issues.<p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:40:32 +0000 Milton Kent 501835 at http://wypr.org Boston Conflicted About The Olympics? We'll Take 'Em Election Results, APG Team Destroys Syria’s Chemical Weapons, & MD Senators Talk Water Projects http://wypr.org/post/election-results-apg-team-destroys-syria-s-chemical-weapons-md-senators-talk-water-projects <p><em>It’s been two weeks since Maryland’s primary election, and yesterday, local election officials formally finished counting all the absentee, provisional, and military ballots. A team from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun destroying Syria’s chemical weapons. Maryland’s two US Senators were in Baltimore yesterday, to talk about water infrastructure projects. Plus: the corruption investigation at the Baltimore City Detention Center, casino revenues, dog parks, the “Battle of the Beltways,” and more.</em> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:06:41 +0000 Nathan Sterner 501830 at http://wypr.org Election Results, APG Team Destroys Syria’s Chemical Weapons, & MD Senators Talk Water Projects Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor's Race http://wypr.org/post/why-maryland-may-have-competitive-governors-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-4_EDITED_IMP_Smith_&_Hosler_on_gov_race.mp3" class="asset-audio">Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor&#039;s Race</a><p>WYPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fraser Smith and Karen </span>Hosler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talk about why they think that despite Democrats' significant voter registration advantage, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/md-gops-hogan-stays-silent-on-hobby-lobby-case-as-groups-press-for-a-position/2014/07/02/5a02352c-023c-11e4-8572-4b1b969b6322_story.html">this year's campaign for governor</a> may be a real race.</span><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:47:36 +0000 Fraser Smith 501784 at http://wypr.org Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor's Race Frederick Primed For Competitive State Senate Race http://wypr.org/post/frederick-primed-competitive-state-senate-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-7_EDITED_IMP_Jeremy_Bauer-Wolf.mp3" class="asset-audio">Frederick Primed For Competitive State Senate Race</a><p>WYPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Nathan Sterner and Jeremy Bauer-Wolf of MarylandReporter.com talk about </span><a href="http://marylandreporter.com/2014/06/30/progressive-rupli-ready-to-challenge-conservative-hough-for-frederick-senate-seat/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. David Brinkley's loss to Del. Michael Hough</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the primaries, and how that upset teed up a general election race with Democrat Dan </span>Rupli<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:47:06 +0000 Nathan Sterner 501783 at http://wypr.org Frederick Primed For Competitive State Senate Race Police No Longer Required To Report Certain Data, Election Results, & MD’s Medicaid Rolls http://wypr.org/post/police-no-longer-required-report-certain-data-election-results-md-s-medicaid-rolls <p><em>The expiration of two laws mean Maryland law enforcement agencies are no longer required to report the activities of SWAT teams or the race of drivers pulled over for traffic stops. Primary election results will be finalized today. A review of MD’s Medicaid rolls. Baltimore’s homicide total for 2014 passes the 100 mark. The Maryland Zoo asks for help in naming a bald eagle. And more.</em> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:37 +0000 Nathan Sterner 501778 at http://wypr.org Police No Longer Required To Report Certain Data, Election Results, & MD’s Medicaid Rolls Hurricane Arthur, Independence Day Schedule Changes, and Brown Proposes Debate Schedule http://wypr.org/post/hurricane-arthur-independence-day-schedule-changes-and-brown-proposes-debate-schedule <p><em>A lovely 4<sup>th</sup> of July forecast for Central Maryland… but a wet one on the Eastern Shore, which’ll feel the effects of Hurricane Arthur today. We round up today’s Independence Day schedule changes, with information about the fireworks displays set for this evening. Plus: Brown proposes gubernatorial debate schedule, an APG team readies to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, and MD cab companies sue Uber</em>. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:19:07 +0000 Nathan Sterner 501697 at http://wypr.org Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore http://wypr.org/post/mosby-victory-shows-again-who-votes-baltimore <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Tom Chalkley" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/F_Smith_2008_drawing_by_Chalkley_head.JPG" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-3_FINAL_FS_essay_on_State&#039;s_Atty_race.mp3" class="asset-audio">Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marilyn </span>Mosby’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> win over incumbent State's </span>Atty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Gregg Bernstein was in the cards from about the moment Bernstein won the office four years ago.</span><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:56:09 +0000 Fraser Smith 501652 at http://wypr.org Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore Hurricane Arthur Postpones OC Fireworks, Spending Cuts, BGE Rates, and Offshore Wind http://wypr.org/post/hurricane-arthur-postpones-oc-fireworks-spending-cuts-bge-rates-and-offshore-wind <p><em>As Hurricane Arthur moves up the East Coast, Ocean City postpones its Independence Day fireworks display. A flash flood watch is in effect this afternoon and this evening for the listening area. Plus: spending cuts, BGE rates, offshore wind, the planned Red Line, and more.</em> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:42:34 +0000 Nathan Sterner 501641 at http://wypr.org Hurricane Arthur Postpones OC Fireworks, Spending Cuts, BGE Rates, and Offshore Wind