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10:46 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Soccer Fever Will Fade - It Always Does

I believe we can win - Richmond Viewing Party
Mobilus Mobili via flickr.

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 3:20 pm

Soccer Fever Will Fade - It Always Does

So, have you caught the fever yet?

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Headlines
8:31 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Reactions To Hobby Lobby Ruling, New MD Laws, Higher Gas Tax, Water Rates, & 911 Problems

Credit AMR Meter by PSNH via flickr

Maryland lawmakers react to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that allows some for-profit companies not to cover contraceptives in their employee health insurance plans. More than 200 new laws take effect in MD today. The state’s gas tax goes up today, as do water and sewer rates for people served by the Baltimore Department of Public Works. Plus: problems at Baltimore’s 911 call center, a tropical storm could affect Ocean City on Friday, the latest installment of our series “Deconstructing Vacants: Baltimore’s Hope For A Better City,” and more.

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Headlines
9:24 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Monday Headlines

Tawanda Jones, Tyrone West's Sister, testifying before a City Council committee last Thursday looking at West's death in police custody.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We report on last week’s meeting of the Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety Committee. Plus, the future of spice company McCormick, the Maryland Renaissance Festival’s continued push to move to Lothian, more surveillance cameras in Baltimore County schools, and travel predictions for the Independence Day holiday.

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WYPR News
1:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Md. GOP Primary Upsets Show Preference For Purity--Sort Of

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 5:21 am

Maryland GOP Primaries A Purity Test--Sort Of

WYPR's Joel McCord and Bryan Sears of The Daily Record talk about a few incumbent Maryland Republicans who lost their seats in this week's primaries, and what the results say about how the party operates.

Headlines
8:42 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Strike At Hopkins Hospital Averted, Party Unity Rallies, and Opening Date Set For Baltimore Casino

The immediate threat of a four-day strike by unionized service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital is over, following an intervention by Governor Martin O’Malley. The Republican and Democratic gubernatorial nominees host party unity rallies. An opening date is set for the Horseshoe Baltimore casino. Plus: incinerator construction halted, Remington development rekindled, homelessness in Baltimore County, water quality at MD beaches, and more.

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WYPR News
12:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Local Star Benimon Looking To Be Picked In NBA Draft

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:36 am

Thursday is a big day for former Towson University men’s basketball star Jerrelle Benimon, as he waits to find out if he will be selected in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Headlines
8:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Undecided Primaries, Testing For Special Education Students, & Marijuana Decriminalization In DC

Absentee ballots could end up deciding the victors in several Maryland primaries; counting of those ballots starts today. Maryland has been ruled noncompliant with the federal rules that apply to testing special-education students. Congressman Andy Harris pushes to stop a DC law that would decriminalize marijuana possession (but the legal ramifications of Harris’s amendment are unclear). Plus: solar power in Pocomoke city, sidewalk renovations in Thurmont, today’s US/Germany World Cup match, and more.

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WYPR News
1:59 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Early Work By Election Staff Pays Off At Baltimore IT Academy

Signs were put up in front of tables to help voters find their designated voting area at the Baltimore IT Academy.
Julian Sadur

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 2:02 pm

Very early today, election workers showed up at polls across Maryland to hang signs, connect poll books and open voting machines. WYPR's Julian Sadur visited the Baltimore IT Academy in Wilson Park, where despite extra work because of an added precinct, staff worked quickly and efficiently and polls opened promptly at 7 a.m.

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WYPR News
1:58 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

On To The Next Chapter: Brown v. Hogan

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 5:03 am

On To The Next Chapter: Brown v. Hogan

WYPR's Fraser Smith and political analyst Richard Cross talk about the results in the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primaries and how Larry Hogan and Anthony Brown stack up as general election rivals.

WYPR News
1:57 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Frosh Victorious In Attorney General Primary

State Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 5:18 am

Frosh Victorious In Attorney General Primary

In the race for attorney general, State Sen. Brian Frosh put on a late rush to close the gap with Del. Jon Cardin and win the Democratic nomination. Del. Aisha Braveboy ran third. WYPR’s Joel McCord and Kenneth Burns were at the Frosh and Cardin headquarters last night.

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