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9:57 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Marylanders See Final Flurry of Campaigning

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 9:45 am

  

It ain't over yet - Maryland's gubernatorial race is giving voters the full end-of-campaign treatment. 

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WYPR News
9:37 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Voters Get Racial Appeals In Campaign's Final Days

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in 2011.

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 5:17 am

Voters Get Racial Appeals In Campaign's Final Days

Next week, Maryland might become the third state ever to elect an African American as its governor, although race has not been a prominent topic in the campaign thus far. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about the direct overtures that the state Democratic Party has made to black voters in the past week.

Results
5:10 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Election Coverage

Credit justgrimes via flickr

In a huge political upset, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has conceded to Larry Hogan, putting a Republican into the governor's mansion next year.

More up-to-date results can be found here.

These are the results as of 12:45.

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Baltimore City Council
1:24 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Body Camera Bill Up For Hearing Tuesday-- But Is It Legal?

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 2:43 pm

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WYPR News
1:07 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Candidates Ignore Facts In Nasty Governor's Race

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 5:52 am

Candidates Ignore Facts In Nasty Governor's Race

Election day is less than two weeks away and the two major candidates for governor continue their negative campaigning. WYPR's Fraser Smith talks to Andy Green of the Baltimore Sun about the economic claims Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan are using to smear each other.

WYPR News
1:06 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Maryland’s Never Elected A Black Governor, But Neither Have 47 Other States

President Barack Obama joined Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on stage at a get out the vote rally in Prince George's County.

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 10:18 am

Before President Barack Obama joined Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on stage at a get out the vote rally in Prince George’s County Sunday, Dr. Grainger Browning of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington offered a prayer. Browning thanked God for Obama  and he pointed to the historic nature of Brown’s campaign: If elected, Brown would become not just Maryland’s first black governor, but only the third black governor ever elected in the US.

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WYPR News
1:05 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

It’s The GOP's Turn To Try To Oust Brochin

Senator Jim Brochin and campaign volunteer Christine Stutz wave to drivers on York Road.

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 6:37 am

 

 

 

 


Senator Jim Brochin spends five or six evenings a week knocking on doors and making his pitch. Here’s how it went recently on a front porch in the Cub Hill neighborhood of Carney:


 

“Fiscally, I’m pretty conservative,” Brochin said. “Voted against all the major tax increases. Didn’t support drivers licenses for illegals, didn’t support in state tuition for illegals. But on environment, open space and public education, I’m pretty progressive”


 

The Democratic incumbent is knocking only on the doors of Republicans and independents.

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Deconstructing Vacants
11:48 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Greening Begins In East Baltimore

Once an eyesore visible from the Amtrak line, decaying rowhomes in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of East Eager Street are being torn down with the materials being recycled. The project involves blight elimination and job skills training.
P. Kenneth Burns WYPR

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 9:44 am

  Seventeen people are hard at work at a job site in the 2300 and 2400 blocks of E. Eager Street in Milton-Montford.  The site is right next to the Amtrak line and can be seen by train passengers.  The workers are salvaging what they can of the wood, brick and metal from one of the 35 houses being torn down.

At a table nearby, six people are chiseling mortar off bricks and setting them on a pallet.  The bricks will be sold to contractors along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast.

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Election 2014
7:38 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Early Voting In Maryland: Oct 23-30

Maryland's early voting period runs from October 23 to October 30. Early voting centers are open from 10am to 8pm all eight days. The State Board of Elections has more information about early voting here. And you can find a printable list of all addresses for early voting locations here.

WYPR News
10:43 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Gun Control May Yet Ensnare Hogan

Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan.

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 5:02 am

Gun Control May Yet Ensnare Hogan

Although Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has tried to avoid a debate on social issues, Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has been hammering him on gun control this week. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about what, if anything, the controversy reveals.

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