WYPR Series
10:25 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Sparrows Point: Planning A Rebirth

The Star of Bethlehem used to sit atop the L Blast furnace. It was saved and developers are deciding what to do with it.

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 12:40 pm

Sparrows Point was once home to the largest steel mill in the world.  Today, it's home to abandoned and torn down buildings, environmental contamination and vegetation run amuck. But there is a new plan to bring back the former home of Bethlehem Steel known simply as The Point.

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8:57 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Hogan Calls For Tax Cuts In State Of The State Address

Gov. Larry Hogan gives the state of the state address in the House of Delegates in Annapolis.

Originally published on Thu February 5, 2015 9:15 am


The state of the state is not that strong, according the Maryland’s new governor. Gov. Larry Hogan’s first state of the state address laid out a broad plan to fix the problems he sees plaguing the state – plans that Democrats who control the legislature are unlikely to pursue.

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3:11 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

New Indictment, Same Suspect, In Phylicia Barnes Case

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby (center) says seeking a new indictment against Michael Johnson in the Phylicia Barnes case was suggested by the Attorney General's Office as the best way to return the case to court.

Originally published on Tue February 3, 2015 3:19 pm

Baltimore Prosecutors announced Tuesday a new indictment against Michael Johnson in the murder of Phylicia Barnes.

Barnes, 16, from Monroe, N.C., went missing while visiting family in the city in late December 2010.  Her body was found in the Susquehanna River four months later.

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11:43 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

City Hall Notebook: Police Accountability Sets Rawlings-Blake’s Annapolis Agenda

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake discussed part of her legislative agenda news conference Monday dealing with police misconduct.

Originally published on Tue February 3, 2015 1:03 pm

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is seeking tougher penalties for bad cops from the General Assembly as part of the legislative wish list she released Monday.

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3:48 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Teachers Union Wants Ban on Kindergarten Assessment

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 1:56 pm

Back at the start of the school year, before she could get her class at West Towson Elementary humming along in a regular routine, Bianca Crockett had to pull each of her 18 students from the classroom and individually give them the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, the KRA.

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3:47 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Hogan, Franchot Stay Tight At First Board Of Public Works

A packed meeting for Hogan's first Board of Public Works meeting.

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 12:23 pm

Since he was elected governor, Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have had nothing but praise for each other.  The Democrat and Republican have even gone shopping together. Their bipartisan bro-mance continued Wednesday at Hogan’s first Board of Public Works meeting.

Hogan was applauded as he entered the meeting of the three-member Board – the first he’d ever attended. He came in right as the meeting was scheduled to start at at 10 o’clock, which was something something that rarely happened under Gov. Martin O’Malley, who was regularly 15 to 30 minutes behind schedule.

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Inside Maryland Politics
12:07 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

IMP: There's A New City State's Attorney In Town

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:21 am

WYPR's Fraser Smith talks to The Daily Record's Danny Jacobs about Marilyn Mosby's new reign as the City State's Attorney.  Who is she letting go, why, and does her husband, Councilman Nick Mosby have any thing to do with those decisions? 

1:50 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

A New Governor, New Budget And New Legislation

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 1:52 pm

In Annapolis, the legislative session is in full swing. Politics Reporter Christopher Connelly sat down with WYPR's Joel McCord to talk about a couple of bills in the hopper, and a move by the newly minted governor that's has some advocates crying foul.

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2:17 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Hogan Makes Bipartisan Appeal In Inaugural Address

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 8:56 am


Snow started to blanket Annapolis Wednesday as Maryland swore in its 62nd governor. The inaugural ceremony, which drew about a thousand people to the capital, was thick layer of bipartisanship. Newly minted Gov. Larry Hogan ran as a moderate and, in his inaugural address, he said that’s how he plans to govern.

“Today is not the beginning of an era of divided government. Today is the beginning of a new spirit of cooperation in Annapolis,” said Hogan, a real estate executive who’s never held elected office.

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12:47 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Maryland’s Next Governor Is Neither Novice Nor Newcomer

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:25 am

When Larry Hogan is sworn into office, he will become the first Maryland governor in more than 150 years with no prior experience in elected office. Yet Hogan, 58, is no novice. He is benefiting from a lifetime learning politics at close range.

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