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8:35 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Revised Enrollment Goals For MD Health Insurance Exchange, Foreclosures, & The Governor’s Race

Maryland Health Connection logo
Credit http://marylandhbe.com/

State officials are lowering enrollment goals for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, saying the original goals were mistakenly set too high. Plus: gubernatorial hopeful Lollar picks Timmerman to be his running mate, the state NAACP calls for a foreclosure moratorium, the Horseshoe casino holds hiring fairs, and more...

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Headlines
8:26 am
Fri February 21, 2014

MD’s Online Health Exchange, Cell Phone Thefts, Medical Marijuana, & The Sun To Buy The City Paper

Credit Tomas de Aquino via flickr

More on problems with MD’s online health exchange. Senator Mikulski announces legislation aimed at reducing cell phone thefts. The Baltimore Sun prepares to buy the Baltimore City Paper. Plus: medical marijuana, speed limits on interstates, illegal dumping, retirement savings accounts, stink bugs, and more.

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Inside Maryland Politics
2:10 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Maryland's Favorite Candidate: "Undecided"

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 5:10 am

Maryland's Favorite Candidate: "Undecided"

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about a Baltimore Sun poll released over the weekend that revealed a large number of likely Democratic and Republican voters have not made up their minds about who they favor in the governor's race.

Headlines
8:27 am
Thu February 20, 2014

MD’s Corporate Income Tax, Education Legislation, and A Cyber-Attack At UMD

State Attorney General Doug Gansler is proposing a gradual reduction of MD’s corporate income tax rate. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown wants to award more state contracts to minority-owned businesses. Plus: education legislation, a cyber-attack at UMD, and much more.

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Headlines
8:44 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Another Poll On The Governor’s Race, MD’s Health Insurance Exchange, & The SHA’s Snow Removal Budget

We look at the results of another poll on the MD Governor’s race. Plus: news on the state’s online health insurance exchange, speed cameras, offshore wind, MDs’ income tax, snow removal budgets, Baltimore City Schools’ new CEO, SSA disability claims, and the Baltimore County Executive’s race.

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Headlines
5:22 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Snow-Related Schedule Changes, Obama’s MD Visit, The Minimum Wage, & A New CEO For City Schools

A snow monster, spotted along Echodale Avenue in Baltimore.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

A look at this morning’s snow-related schedule changes, and what the snow’s done to the region’s roads and budgets. Plus: President Obama comes to MD today, to announce fuel efficiency standards. Also: MD’s minimum wage, a new CEO for city schools, and more...

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Headlines
9:09 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Presidents Day Schedules and Poll Results On Governor’s, Attorney General’s & Presidential Races

We round up some of the schedule changes in place on this Presidents Day. Plus, a look at the results of a Baltimore Sun / Opinionworks poll on the governor’s race, the state Attorney General’s race, and the 2016 presidential race. Plus: fundraising, deportations, wildlands, freemasons, and more.

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Headlines
5:23 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Snow-Related Schedule Changes (February 14, 2014)

A snowman on Woodlea Ave.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

As the region digs out from yesterday's winter storm, many schedule changes are in effect. Public schools in Central Maryland are closed, schedule changes are in effect for government offices on the federal, state, and local levels, and MARC trains are on an "S" schedule.

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Newsroom
4:43 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Oh, The Snow: Killing Parents' (Futile) Attempts To Balance Family Life

Meghan Rich's daughter Vivienne Louise Ashlin, 3.

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 12:23 pm

Oh, The Snow: Killing Parents' (Futile) Attempts To Balance Family Life

Schools in Baltimore and all around the state are closed again because of the snow. The kids, most likely, are delighted.

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Headlines
5:16 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Maryland Takes A Snow Day: February 13, 2014

Snow accumulates in front of WYPR's studios.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

15 to 24 inches of snow and sleet are expected in Central Maryland before the storm is done with us (with lower accumulations possible along the Chesapeake Bay). Nearly everything is closed, including Central Maryland's public schools, federal government offices, state government offices, and most local government offices. MARC trains and commuter buses aren't running. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 5am Friday. A State of Emergency is in effect

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