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Maryland-AP
9:41 am
Mon August 10, 2015

Maryland Governor Forms Redistricting Reform Panel

Gov. Larry Hogan with his seven appointees to a redistricting reform commission he formed Thursday.

Originally published on Fri August 7, 2015 9:33 am

  

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is forming a commission to study legislative redistricting reform in Maryland.

Hogan signed an executive order on Thursday to create the panel.

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Baltimore City
9:28 am
Mon August 10, 2015

A Young Poet Offers An Unblinking Look At His City's Complexity

Derick Ebert draws adoring crowds when he performs his pointed and nuanced poetry across Baltimore.
Courtesy of Derick Ebert

Originally published on Mon August 10, 2015 12:26 pm

  With a bounce to his step and a backpack on his shoulder, Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate Derick Ebert hovers in a constant state of motion. The magnanimous teen’s speech is an energetic patter, but as soon as the discussion turns to his poetry there’s a change in his demeanor. The energy is still there but now instead of jokes, it’s fueling deep reflection. He may only be 19 but he’s an artist, after all, and he wants to be understood.

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WYPR News
2:57 pm
Tue August 4, 2015

What’s In The Water At The Old Swimmin’ Hole?

Tami Imbierowicz pulls a sample from the water at Kilgore Falls in Harford County.
Joel McCord

Originally published on Tue August 4, 2015 8:38 am

  It’s a summertime tradition, diving into the nearest creek to cool off on a muggy afternoon. Maybe you want to remain blissfully ignorant of what’s in that water. But the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, in league with three community colleges, has set out to let you know. Not to scare you, but to educate you.

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Baltimore City
10:54 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Mayor Honors Students For Believing In Baltimore In Song

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake presenting resolutions to four soloists on a song they co-wrote with other students in the Living Classrooms' Believe in Music program.

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 9:12 am

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake honored Wednesday students who wrote a song promoting the positive things about a city that has been reeling from the fall out of the death of Freddie Gray from an injury while in police custody in April.

The result was “Believe in Baltimore” composed by students in the Living Classrooms’ Believe in Music program.

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Sports At Large
10:54 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Sports At Large: Will The NFL Remember Junior Seau's Story In Its Entirety?

Junior Seau's "55"

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 5:12 pm

As teams begin to report to training camp this week, I continue to find myself in a bit of a quandary over how a sport whose leadership shows such a continued indifference over how the public perceives it much less how it treats its players can still thrive.

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