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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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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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Headlines
8:41 am
Tue October 8, 2013

The Government Shutdown, The MD GOP’s New Executive Director, and Baltimore’s Tax Billing Problems

The latest on the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government: most civilian military workers are back at work, thousands of furloughed workers file for unemployment benefits, a delay on the groundbreaking of the Harbor Point development, and much more.

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Headlines
8:23 am
Mon October 7, 2013

The Federal Government Shutdown, The BDC Violates MD’s Open Meetings Act, and Poe House Reopens

The tens of thousands of Maryland federal government workers who’ve been furloughed during the government’s partial shutdown will likely get their back pay, under legislation approved by the House of Representatives on Saturday. Plus: the BDC violates MD’s Open Meetings Act, Poe House reopens, and more.

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Headlines
8:25 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Obama Says Consequences Of Shutdown Will Get Worse, Flu Arrives In MD, and Prison Corruption

Speaking in Maryland about the partial federal government shutdown, President Obama said “the longer this goes on, the worse it will be.” More on the shutdown’s effects, plus: flu arrives in MD, two more guilty pleas in the prison corruption case, and Baltimore police plan a cell phone checkpoint.

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Headlines
8:38 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Obama To Address Government Shutdown In Rockville, Online Health Exchanges Struggle Amid High Volume

President Obama will address the impact of the federal government shutdown on businesses in an appearance in Rockville. More on the impact of the shutdown on MD, plus: online health exchanges struggle amid high volume, gun sales surge, and more.

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Headlines
8:12 am
Wed October 2, 2013

The Partial Federal Government Shutdown Continues and MD’s New Gun Law Takes Effect

The partial shutdown of the federal government enters a second day – affecting tens of thousands of Maryland workers. Plus: an attempt to block the implementation of MD’s new gun law is denied, police enforce a new ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving, and more.

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The Checkup
4:15 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Opening Day: Maryland's New Health Insurance Exchange Opens Today

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The federal government is closed today, but the Maryland Health Connection is open. It's the state's new online marketplace for consumers to comparison-shop and buy their own health insurance. We talk with Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the marketplace, as well as with executives of two of Maryland's health insurers about what consumers should expect.

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