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8:54 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Power Outages, Early Voting, and A Possible Strike At Johns Hopkins Hospital Next Week

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Thunderstorms last night knocked out power for tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Central MD. Early voting concludes today… and amid predictions of low turnout WYPR’s Fraser Smith urges Marylanders not to relinquish the title of “voter.” Plus: a possible strike at Johns Hopkins Hospital, federal funds to restore Superstorm Sandy-damaged ecosystems, and more.

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9:47 am
Wed June 18, 2014

What’s In A Name? A Lot When It Comes To Voting

Outside Ridgely's Run Community Center, an early voting center in Howard County.

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:37 am

Just in case you missed it, there’s an election going on in Maryland.

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WYPR News
9:45 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Why Thousands Of Maryland Voters Have Left The Major Political Parties

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 5:58 am

Why Thousands Of Maryland Voters Have Left The Major Political Parties

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Bethany Rodgers of the Frederick News-Post talk about the large number of Maryland voters who recently changed their registration status to become unaffiliated with either main political party and whether it will motivate the parties to hold open primaries in the future.

WYPR News
9:39 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Undecided Voters Make Md. Attorney General Race Unpredictable

Gov. Martin O'Malley endorsed state Sen. Brian Frosh earlier this month in Greenbelt.

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:54 am

The race to be the next Maryland attorney general has gotten progressively more heated. With the primary just days away and a large swath of voters undecided, three Democrats, all from the legislature, are vying to be the state’s lawyer.

But attorney general is a job that may not be terribly clear. So before the candidates, here’s what it does. If you were to post a job description for the Maryland attorney general, it might start something like this:

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Headlines
8:40 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Early Voting, Party Affiliation, Immigrant Children, VA Medical Centers, & Baltimore’s Stylish Mayor

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Credit Paul Morigi / Getty Images

Early voting continues. A look at why thousands of Maryland voters have left the major political parties. Federal officials eye another Maryland site as a potential shelter for immigrant children. The acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs visits Baltimore’s VA Medical center. News on the casinos coming to Baltimore and Prince George’s County. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is named as the 5th most fashionable mayor in the world! And more.

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WYPR News
10:20 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Manny Machado Needs A Timeout

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado.

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 2:57 pm

Manny Machado Needs A Timeout

Every so often, we who regularly spend time with young people, whether it’s in a classroom setting or around the dinner table, would be wise to remember that they are young, capable of brilliant conduct in one moment and astoundingly silly behavior in the next.

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Headlines
9:27 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Early Voting, Baltimore’s Budget, The Attorney General’s Race, & A Code Orange Air Quality Alert

(l-r) State Sen. Brian Frosh, Del. Jon Cardin, and Del. Aisha Braveboy at a debate for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General on May 31.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Early voting in Maryland continues. A profile of the three Democrats vying to be Maryland’s next Attorney General. Baltimore’s budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st has been approved. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect today and tomorrow, with air pollution concentrations considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. And more…

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WYPR News
9:09 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Low Turnout Expected, But Rain Doesn't Dampen Early Voting

Election signs outside an early voting site in Annapolis.

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 7:07 pm

Thursday marked the first day for voters in Maryland to cast their choice for who will be their party’s nominee for a range of positions, from governor and attorney general to delegate and county executive. Early voting will continue for through next Thursday.

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9:07 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Polls, Primaries, And Turnout: Will Brown Be Cantor-ed?

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 5:58 am

Polls, Primaries, And Turnout: Will Brown Be Cantor-ed?

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Steve Raabe of OpinionWorks talk about polls, Eric Cantor's surprising loss in his Congressional primary, and what that race has in common with Maryland's upcoming primaries.

WYPR News
9:06 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Order To Henson Made Clear: Your Campaign Only

Julius Henson leaving the Mitchell Courthouse after a judge vacated his ruling that Henson violated the terms of his probation.

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 9:10 am

Political consultant Julius Henson’s quest for public office can continue, a Baltimore judge ruled Friday. But Henson can’t work on anyone else’s campaign; at least until next June.

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