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8:36 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Port Strike Put On Hold, MSEA Endorses Brown, Health Insurance Exchanges, & Unemployment Taxes

Operations at the Port of Baltimore have resumed, as longshoremen continue to negotiate on a new local contract. The state’s largest teachers’ union has endorsed Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown’s bid to be MD’s next governor. Hundreds of Marylanders enroll in health insurance plans through online exchange. And more.

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8:18 am
Fri October 18, 2013

The Port Strike Continues, Mizeur Unveils Pre-K Proposal, and “Abnormally Dry” Conditions Are Over

The longshoremen’s strike at the Port of Baltimore is now in its third day. Gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur rolls out her proposal to expand MD’s pre-K programs. Recent rains end “abnormally dry” conditions. Plus: Harbor Point, fewer free 411 calls for MD Verizon customers, and more.

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Headlines
8:49 am
Thu October 17, 2013

The Government Shutdown Ends, The Port Strike Continues, and Unemployment Tax Rates Fall

The partial shutdown of the federal government has come to an end. The strike at the Port of Baltimore is entering its second day. Unemployment tax rates fall. A new poll of the 2014 Governor’s race. Plus: Lyft comes to Baltimore, problems with the MD Health Insurance, and more.

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The Checkup
4:31 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Two Weeks In, Maryland's Online Health Exchange Still Has Errors

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Maryland's online health care exchange opened two weeks ago--and it's not been an entirely click-friendly experience. Today on the Checkup, we talk about what's worked--and what hasn't.

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Headlines
8:03 am
Tue October 15, 2013

The Government Shutdown, Gansler Picks Ivey For Running Mate, and Amtrak Ridership

The latest on the federal government shutdown. Doug Gansler taps Prince George’s County Delegate Jolene Ivey to be his running mate as he campaigns to be MD’s next governor. 4th District Rep. Donna Edwards calls for the end of the “Washington Redskins” name. Amtrak ridership rises. And more.

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Headlines
7:53 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Columbus Day Schedule Changes, and Gansler To Announce Running Mate Amid Controversy

We round up the schedule changes for this Columbus Day. Plus: Doug Gansler is expected to announce that he’s chosen Delegate Jolene Ivey to be his running mate in his 2014 gubernatorial bid; the announcement comes amid reports that Gansler ordered troopers to drive unsafely while transporting him. And more.

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Headlines
8:35 am
Fri October 11, 2013

The Government Shutdown, Baltimore Movie Houses, Paying For Pre-K, and Running Festival Closures

Democratic Maryland lawmakers continue to call for an end to the federal government shutdown. Baltimore’s Senator Theater reopens; the city’s last X-rated theater looks likely to close. Plus: Gansler’s pre-K proposal, ICC ridership, and road closures for Saturday's Baltimore Running Festival.

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Headlines
8:36 am
Thu October 10, 2013

MD’s Senators Call For End To Shutdown, Busch To Endorse Brown, and MD’s Minimum Wage

Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin took to the steps of the US Capitol yesterday to call on Congress to reopen the federal government. House Speaker Michael Busch is set to endorse Lt. Governor Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial bid. Plus: minimum wage proposals, Baltimore’s tax collection troubles, and more.

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Headlines
8:06 am
Wed October 9, 2013

The Government Shutdown, Pre-K Proposals, Frederick’s Budget Shortfall, and Modernizing Hospital Pay

The latest on the partial shutdown of the federal government, plus: pre-k proposals from gubernatorial candidates, Frederick’s budget shortfall, MD moves to modernize hospital pay, the new cell phone law, the re-opening of the Senator Theater, the upcoming Baltimore Running Festival, and more.

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The Checkup
3:44 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Here Come the Patients - Where are the Doctors?

Maryland expects 360,000 newly insured residents by 2020. Will it be hard for them - and harder for you - to see a primary care physician? Today on The Checkup, we ask whether Maryland is going to experience a primary care shortage, and what Southern Maryland is doing to keep the shortage it already has from getting worse.

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