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6:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Maryland Jobs Numbers For March: Meh

Governor O'Malley (right) and Domino Sugar refinery manager Stu FitzGibbon in January.

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 4:02 pm

Today the federal government announced March jobs numbers for states and localitiesThe Bureau of Labor Statistics said that Maryland added 2,3oo jobs in March, and that February’s reported loss of 600 jobs was revised to a 1,000 job gain. Both months helped to make up for the 6,100 jobs lost in January.

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Headlines
8:27 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Schedule Changes, A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, & How Dangerous Is Ocean City?

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at an NAACP-sponsored gubernatorial candidates forum at the Forest Park Senior Center in West Baltimore on Thursday night.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this Good Friday. Plus: gubernatorial hopefuls Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur spoke last night at a candidates forum in Baltimore. Ocean City’s Mayor takes issue with an analysis that claims the resort town is the most dangerous jurisdiction in Maryland. And much more.

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Headlines
9:14 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Chilly Temperatures, Campaign Finance, Harbor Point, & Franchot Calls For Wind Farm Bill Veto

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Credit Howard County Library System via flickr

A look at how the recent frosts could affect Maryland fruit crops.

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Remembrances
12:17 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Local Man's Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 11:22 am

John Henry Adams was psyched.  Beyond excited. He could feel a new life. In comments made for a WYPR news story, Adams was asked if he had any pressing problems. “As long as I’m free and God wakes me up every day I don’t have no problems. I’m a humble individual,” he said.

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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

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Headlines
8:24 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The Governor’s Race, Campaign Finance, Kamenetz’s Budget Proposal, & A MARC Ridership Record

The MARC train at the Odenton station.
Credit Ryan Stavely via flickr

The latest on issues being discussed in the governor’s race. How Supreme Court campaign finance decision could affect Maryland. A look at the proposed budget for Baltimore County. Plus: record weekend ridership for MARC trains, fixing potholes in Frederick County, and more.

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Headlines
8:22 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Monday’s Bill-Signing, Baltimore County’s Budget, Campaign Endorsements, & Phelps’ Return

Swimmer Michael Phelps.
Credit rubyshoes via flickr

Governor Martin O’Malley signed dozens of bills into law on Monday, including measures addressing distracted driving, marijuana, and domestic violence. Plus: campaign endorsements, Baltimore County’s budget, and Olympian Michael Phelps’ return to competitive swimming.

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The Two-Way
4:56 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement

Michael Phelps swims in the men's 200-meter individual medley heat at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Ryan Remiorz AP

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 5:26 pm

Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is coming out of retirement.

Patrick Sandusky, the U.S. Olympic Committee public affairs officer, tweeted this morning: "It is official, Michael Phelps is back.... competing next week in Arizona."

Phelps, who will be 29 in June, has already competed in four Olympic Games, winning 22 medals, including 18 gold. There is no word yet on whether he's looking to compete in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

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WYPR News
9:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor

Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 8:45 am

Ten years ago, when she was serving on the Takoma Park City Council, Heather Mizeur helped to pass a resolution putting the city on record as supporting same-sex marriage. 

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Headlines
8:08 am
Mon April 14, 2014

A Bill-Signing Ceremony, Sunday Hunting, A Profile Of Heather Mizeur, and “Ghana At A Glance”

A white-tailed deer in the Maryland woods.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley is set to sign more than 100 bills into law today, including one that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Groups call on O’Malley to veto bills that would expand Sunday hunting. Plus, a profile Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur, the latest installment in our “Ghana At A Glance” series, and more.

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