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3:05 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Maryland Activists Vow To "Tame The Gerrymander"

Activists brought puzzles of several Maryland Congressional districts to Lawyer's Mall next to the State House in Annapolis on Thursday.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 4:12 pm

A coalition of civic groups launched today a long-term campaign to reform the way Maryland draws its congressional election districts. 

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Headlines
8:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Catholic Charities Looks To Take In Immigrant Children, Redistricting Reform, & Artscape

Credit The see me rolling..... they hatting at Artscape 2013 by Forsaken Fotos via flickr

Catholic Charities is looking to care for about 50 of the children who’ve been caught crossing the US/Mexico border at a campus in Baltimore County. Plus: calls for redistricting reform, President Obama headed to Camp David, new arcade game regulations proposed, and Artscape starts today. And more

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Election 2014
4:25 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Annual Crab Bake Is Equal Parts Food And Politics

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 12:44 pm

Annual Crab Bake Is Equal Parts Food And Politics

Hundreds turned out in Crisfield on Wednesday to pick crabs, eat clams, drink beer and to rub elbows at the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. 

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Headlines
7:56 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Immigrant Children Could Still Be Housed In MD, The Tawes Crab Feast, & Recount Results

Maryland is still under consideration to hold a temporary shelter for some of the Central American children who’ve been caught crossing the US/Mexico border. Hundreds of people turned out yesterday in Crisfield to pick crabs, eat clams, drink beer and to rub elbows at the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. Recount results are in for two close primary races; they confirm that the candidates who appeared to win their June elections actually did. Plus: DC marijuana decriminalization, the Red Line, Artscape, speed cameras in College Park, and more.

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Headlines
8:20 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Health Exchange Software Problems, O’Malley’s Fundraising, Winchester Graffiti, & SHA Safety Patrols

Governor Martin O'Malley
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

State officials vow that problems with the new software for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange will be fixed before the next open enrollment period. Governor Martin O’Malley raises nearly $800-thousand in the second quarter. The anti-immigrant graffiti spray-painted on a building in Westminster has been painted over. The Maryland State Highway Administration announces plans to increase safety patrols. Plus: an emergency response drill in the Inner Harbor, a residency requirement for Annapolis police is eliminated, Artscape is coming, & more.

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Headlines
9:30 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Westminster Graffiti Classified Hate Crime, Uber In Annapolis, Grand Prix Bills, & Urban Farmers

Graffiti spray-painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster.
Credit Christian Alexandersen / Baltimore Sun Media Group

State police are classifying the graffiti spray-painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime. Annapolis has asked ride-sharing company Uber to stop operating in the city until it registers as a taxicab service. Baltimore is still paying bills associated with the Grand Prix. A proposed tax break for Baltimore’s urban farmers. And more...

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Sports At Large
12:30 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

All-Star Adam Jones A Rarity In Today's Game

Orioles Adam Jones (r) and Manny Machado in 2012.

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 11:32 am

All-Star Adam Jones A Rarity In Today's Game

When baseball officials were looking for someone to take part in this year’s Home Run Derby portion of the All-Star Game celebration, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones wasted no time volunteering.

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Headlines
8:24 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Power Outages, MSA Scores, and Westminster Site Nixed As Shelter For Immigrant Children

Credit 00483 Power Lines taken by nickhall via flickr

Another round of overnight storms means another round of power outages in Central Maryland; more storms are forecast today and tomorrow. A site in Westminster is no longer under consideration as a temporary shelter for immigrant children. MSA scores drop, and state school officials say they're not surprised. Plus: MD's public financing system, VA documents, cuts to the state budget, and more.

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Headlines
8:14 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Hearing On Funding For Child Immigrant Crisis, Primary Recounts, & Baltimore Pensions

Lawmakers in Washington are considering President Obama's request for $3.7-billion to help deal with the flood of immigrants crossing the US Mexico border. Recounts could be on the way for two close primary elections. A look at Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s desired changes to the pension plan for new police officers and firefighters. Plus: Baltimore curfew centers, the Red Line, Sparrows Point, an E-ZPass phishing scam, and more.

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Headlines
7:54 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Hogan Opts For Public Financing, MD’s Bail Hearing System, and Summer Camp For Homeless Kids

Homeless 'tweens,' ages 12 and 13 years old, get to attend free summer camp for first time at St. Vincent de Paul. A $50,000 grant from the Weinberg Foundation made the expansion possible.
Credit Gwendolyn Glenn / WYPR

Republican Larry Hogan will be the first gubernatorial candidate to take part in the state’s public financing system in a general election in two decades. A look at Maryland’s new bail hearing system. A report on a summer camp that serves homeless kids. Plus: changes to Baltimore’s suspension policy, staffing concerns at a Towson courthouse, Wayne Curry’s funeral, and more.

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