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1:27 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Winter Weather Wednesday Night And Thursday

Projected snow accumulation map from the National Weather Service; updated at 1:42pm Wednesday.
Credit National Weather Service / http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/lwx/winterstorm/
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WYPR News
12:58 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Taking It To The Streets: Mayor Talks Crime

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, discussing enforcement zones as part of an overall strategy to fight violent crime in the city.

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 5:03 pm

A day after devoting most of her State of the City address to Baltimore’s crime problems, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took to the streets to highlight one of her crime fighting strategies, enforcement zones.

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Headlines
8:45 am
Wed February 12, 2014

A Winter Storm Warning, MD’s Minimum Wage, Mizeur’s Gubernatorial Bid, and Baltimore Policing

NWS Map
Credit National Weather Service

Governor Martin O’Malley has declared a State of Emergency as a winter storm bears down on Maryland; the system could dump 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet on the state before Thursday night. More on the storm, plus: the minimum wage, Baltimore policing, a longshoremen’s union rejects a contract proposal, and more.

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Headlines
8:35 am
Tue February 11, 2014

The “State Of The City,” MD’s Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Storm Water Fees, & A Winter Storm Watch

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake focused the majority of her fourth State of the City speech on crime while also touting successes of the last year.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We examine Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s “State of the City” speech, plus: MD’s minimum wage, speed cameras, marijuana decriminalization, a contract vote for a longshoremen’s union, the costs of MD’s health insurance exchange, storm water fees, and the Winter Storm Watch set for Wednesday night through Thursday night.

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Headlines
5:23 am
Mon February 10, 2014

School Delays, More Snow Forecast, Speed Cameras, ICC Tolls, and The State Of The City Speech

We round up this morning’s school delays, look at how the winter’s affecting snow cleanup budgets, and examine the possibility of more snow later this week. Plus: the investigation into Baltimore’s speed camera system, the State of the City speech, a call for ICC toll reductions, public financing in the Governor’s race, and more.

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Inside Maryland Politics
12:05 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Why Estate Tax Is A Tough Choice For O'Malley

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 5:33 am

Why Estate Tax Is A Tough Choice For O'Malley

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Josh Kurtz of Center Maryland talk about House Leader Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller's proposal to reduce the estate tax and why Governor O'Malley faces a difficult decision if it were to pass the legislature.

WYPR News
12:19 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Prison Phones, School Tests & Health Care: The Week In Annapolis

Governor O'Malley speaks to reporters at the Baltimore City Detention Center on Friday.

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 5:25 pm

Prison Phones, School Tests & Health Care: The Week In Annapolis

Cell phones, health care and the Common Core standards dominated action in Annapolis this week.

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Headlines
9:02 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Power Restoration Efforts, An “Oversight Group” For MD’s Health Care Exchange, and The Estate Tax

Power restoration efforts continue, after Wednesday’s ice storm. A legislative “oversight group” is formed to monitor MD’s online health care exchange. Plus: the estate tax, the “chicken tax,” Baltimore’s “taxi tax,” cell phone blocking at the Baltimore City Detention Center, & the non-earthquake in Ocean City.

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WYPR News
12:22 am
Fri February 7, 2014

What To Do When The Water Main Breaks

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 2:40 pm

It’s no secret that Baltimore has seen an unprecedented increase in water main breaks during the recent cold snaps. 

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Headlines
5:48 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Power Outages And School Schedule Changes, Issues In The General Assembly, and More

Maryland power outages, as of 5am on Thursday, February 6.
Credit Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Significant power outages persist across Maryland this morning, closing schools in Carroll and Harford counties, and prompting 2-hour delays for Baltimore County's Hereford Zone schools and schools in Frederick county. More on schedule changes, plus this morning's top local headlines...

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