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Farm Bill And Maryland, Baltimore City Detention Center Plea, Orioles Win Gold Gloves

Oct 30, 2013

Chickens at Nick's Organic Farm in Adamstown, Maryland.
Credit USDAgov via flickr.

Wednesday headlines from around the region.

Farm Bill: Maryland's two U.S. senators are urging a conference committee to reject proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to our wire service. USA Today reports that a conference committee meets today to work out differences. The Salisbury Daily Times has more on a contentious poultry industry regulation being debated.

Baltimore City Detention Center: Another correctional officer at the Baltimore city jail is admitting her role in a gang-related drug smuggling operation there. More here from the Washington Post, and here from the Baltimore Sun.

Brown’s domestic violence proposals: Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown says that if he's elected governor next year, he will take steps to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault, according to the Washington Post.

Inside Maryland Politics: WYPR's Fraser Smith and Laslo Boyd of Center Maryland talk about how Attorney General Doug Gansler could counteract recent bad publicity

Frederick candidates: Frederick political candidates for mayor and alderman filed campaign finance reports Tuesday. The Frederick News-Post has a breakdown here.

Legg Mason headquarters at the Inner Harbor.
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Baltimore City Council: A City Council committee voted unanimously last night to give the council its own lawyer. The Daily Record reports that the bill is an amendment to the city charter, and would ultimately need approval of the voters.

Legg Mason layoffs: Money manager Legg Mason will lay off 20 workers at its Baltimore headquarters, a cut of about 5 percent of its 387 city employees, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

Del. Dwyer: Delegate Don Dwyer Jr. is recovering from injuries sustained in a car crash in Pasadena on Tuesday. The Capital Gazette reports that police say Dwyer was not at fault.

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.
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Orioles Win Gold Gloves: J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Manny Machado all won American League Gold Gloves. reports that the club tied Kansas City for most in the major leagues.