P. Kenneth Burns

Kenneth Burns is a reporter for WYPR covering Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Prior to joining WYPR, Kenneth worked at WBAL and WNAV in Annapolis.

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WYPR News
9:06 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Order To Henson Made Clear: Your Campaign Only

Julius Henson leaving the Mitchell Courthouse after a judge vacated his ruling that Henson violated the terms of his probation.

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 9:10 am

Political consultant Julius Henson’s quest for public office can continue, a Baltimore judge ruled Friday. But Henson can’t work on anyone else’s campaign; at least until next June.

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WYPR News
9:25 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Candidates Make Municipal Leaders Happy; They Promise Money

WYPR's Shielah Kast moderating forum with six of the candidates for Governor.

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 9:33 am

Candidates Make Municipal Leaders Happy; They Promise Money

Six of the candidates from both parties running for governor repeated their usual positions on jobs, the economy and health care during a forum at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual convention in Ocean City. And then they all said something that all of them agreed on.

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WYPR News
4:25 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Anthony Hamilton Join the Movement at Artscape 2014

Members of the Daydreams Nightmares Aerial Theatre demonstrating their flying dance moves above Charles and Lanvale Streets after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the highlights for Artscape 2014

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 1:15 pm

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, along with Ozomatli, Galactic and Anthony Hamilton will be among the musicians to perform at the 33rd annual Artscape in Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.

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WYPR News
11:01 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Who’s A Better Republican?

State Delegate Steve Schuh (top) speaking to Severna Park resident Paul English as he campaigns for Anne Arundel County Executive. Schuh faces Laura Neuman in the Republican primary. Neuman was selected by the County Council over Schuh to finish the term of John Leopold, in the Republican Primary in February 2013.

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 8:43 am

Who’s A Better Republican?

Policy wise, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and State Delegate Steve Schuh agree on most everything: cutting taxes and county fees, hiring more police officers and building new schools.

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WYPR News
11:46 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Bernstein And Mosby Agree on Repeat Offenders, And Not Much Else

Marilyn Mosby and Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein agree on how to get bad guys off the streets of Baltimore but not much beyond that. Mosby is challenging Bernstein for his job.

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 5:48 pm

Bernstein And Mosby Agree on Repeat Offenders, And Not Much Else

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Marilyn Mosby, agree that targeting violent repeat offenders, or VROs, will take bad guys off the streets of Baltimore. But that’s about the only thing they agree on.

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WYPR News
9:22 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Street Collapse A Long Time Coming

The CSX train line that runs parallel to the unit block of East 26th Street after the street collapse. Eight vehicles were damaged as a result.
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Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 7:04 pm

Residents in Charles Village said Thursday they have complained repeatedly to Baltimore City and CSX officials about the conditions of the unit block of East 26th Street, which collapsed onto train tracks Wednesday after a retaining wall gave way.

The concerns date back to at least 1998, when The Baltimore Sun reported on squabbling between the city and CSX over who was responsible for fixing and maintaining the wall.

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WYPR News
1:50 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Legendary Consideration

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 9:29 am

Legendary Consideration

Officials with the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and Caesars Entertainment, operators of the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, are offering job workshops with a special incentive for those in attendance.

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WYPR News
1:26 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

A Fair Opportunity For A Career

Residents applying for jobs at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino at a job fair that took place at the Furley Recreation Center in Northeast Baltimore. It was part of a job fair tour that took place in each city council district.

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 8:02 am

    A Fair Opportunity For A Career

With 1,700 jobs to fill at Baltimore's casino, the city and Caesars Entertainment have embarked on an unprecedented effort to make sure those jobs go to city residents.

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1:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

More Charm, Less Government

Producer Adrienne Hammel giving instructions to Kate Beck (right) and Ernie Hodges of Nick's Seafood before taping a segment for Tasty Travels. The program, hosted by Beck, is among several that will be launched as part of the debut of CharmTV in June.

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 8:53 am

TV25, Baltimore City’s government access cable channel, will be re-launched this summer with more than the usual government meetings and news conferences.

The newly christened CharmTV will debut with new prime time programming blocks that highlight the city’s charms called “Prime Engagement.”

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WYPR News
9:42 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Kamenetz Eyes Future Of School Buildings

Members of the Baltimore County Council examining highlights of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz' 2015 budget proposal. Kamenetz announced a decade long overhaul of school buildings; many of which are at least 40 years old.

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 9:41 am

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz unveiled Wednesday a $1.1 billion school building program to accommodate increased enrollment of more than 9,000 students.

The plan, announced as part of his State of the County/Budget Message, would renovate and expand some schools and replace others over the next 10 years.

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