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8:57 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Baltimore’s Curfew, The Minimum Wage, Milling & Paving, and Charm City Drivers: Not So Charming

A proposed overhaul of Baltimore’s curfew passed a preliminary vote in the City Council last night. Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates call for further changes to MD’s minimum wage. Plus: “milling and paving” season starts, GPA changes considered in Baltimore schools, and a new study finds Baltimore drivers the 3rd least courteous in the nation – and the most likely to "flip the bird" to other drivers. And more.

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1:08 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

MoCo Politics Not Genteel This Year

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 9:56 am

MoCo Politics Not Genteel This Year

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Lou Peck of Bethesda Magazine talk about a hard-fought State Senate Democratic primary in Montgomery County and why the era of genteel politics there might be over.

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8:18 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Lawmaker Reimbursements, An AA County Executive Debate, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Preakness Week

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome.
Credit Bill Brine via flickr

A look at lawmaker reimbursements during the 2014 General Assembly sessions. Republicans running for Anne Arundel County Executive are set to debate tonight. Campaign signs taken down in the 42nd District State Senate race. Proposed changes to Baltimore’s curfew. The winner of the Kentucky Derby heads to Baltimore, in advance of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. And more.

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10:24 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Dam is Not So Threatening After All, Geologists Say

The Conowingo Dam stretches across the Susquehanna River barely 10 miles from the Chesapeake Bay. It has been trapping sediment for more than 80 years.
Joel McCord WYPR

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 10:44 am

The Dam Is Not So Threatening After All, Geologists Say

Federal geologists once warned that the silt trapped behind Conowingo dam was “a time bomb,” threatening to choke the life out of Chesapeake Bay. The mass of muck piled up behind the dam over the years is enough to fill M&T Bank Stadium 80 times over. And a major storm could hurl tons of it through the flood gates down river and into the bay, destroying grass beds and suffocating oyster bars.

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4:14 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

For Republican Governor Hopeful David Craig, It's A Balancing Act

Maryland GOP candidates: Charles Lollar, David Craig, and Ron George at The Johns Hopkins University GOP Forum

Originally published on Thu May 8, 2014 3:02 pm

This is not the first rodeo for David Craig. In fact, it’s his 21st run for public office; a lot of campaigning for a man who considers himself less flashy than his opponents in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

But making this race is something he’s been working toward for a long time. He’s been a state delegate, a state senator, Mayor of Havre de Grace and now, the Harford County Executive. And he’s developed a long record of balancing budgets, something he points to in his campaign.

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9:38 am
Thu May 8, 2014

At Debate, Brown And Gansler Spar While Mizeur Outlines Plans

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidates Doug Gansler, Heather Mizeur and Anthony Brown.

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 12:43 pm

Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates squared off Wednesday in the first debate of the season.  Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur took to the stage at the University of Maryland- College Park. It was the first chance for voters to see and hear the candidates lay out their pitch for why they should be their party's pick to run the state. You can listen to a recap of the debate below.

WYPR's Christopher Connelly recaps the May 7 Democratic gubernatorial debate.

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8:03 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Maryland Again Faces Tight Health Care Deadline

Originally published on Wed May 7, 2014 5:03 am

Maryland Again Faces Tight Health Care Deadline

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post talk about Maryland's construction of a new health care exchange website using software code from Connecticut, and why some say the process has been too secretive.

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7:52 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Prayer At Public Meetings, Climate Change, Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate, & Summer Vacations In OC

Along the Atlantic.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

We look at prayer at public meetings, in the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court decision. Plus: the White House’s climate change report, tonight’s gubernatorial debate, the aftermath of the 26th Street collapse, Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, & Ocean City’s #5 position on a ranking of summer vacation destinations. And more.

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8:32 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Monday’s Bill-Signings, Prayer At Carroll County Commissioners Meetings, & Gubernatorial Debates

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed more than 200 bills into law, including a measure that will raise the state’s minimum wage. A Supreme Court ruling allows sectarian prayer to resume at Carroll County Commissioners meetings. Plus: gubernatorial debates, Baltimore’s pension system, background checks for Baltimore County volunteers, yesterday’s building collapse at Sparrows Point, and more.

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2:18 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Brochin Opposed By Members Of Own Party, But That May Not Matter

Originally published on Mon May 5, 2014 6:03 am

Brochin Opposed By Members Of Own Party, But That May Not Matter

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Alison Knezevich of the Baltimore Sun talk about the race for state Senate in Baltimore County's 42nd district, and why incumbent Jim Brochin (D) is being opposed by some powerful state Democrats.

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