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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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WYPR News
9:05 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Under The Radar This Year: The Race For Baltimore State's Attorney

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 5:56 am

Under The Radar This Year: The Race For Baltimore State's Attorney

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Ian Duncan of the Baltimore Sun talk about the Democratic primary for State's Attorney and why the race has thus far been under-the-radar.

Headlines
8:32 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Early Voting, Baltimore’s Budget, The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Race, & “Ms. Miller’s Classroom"

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Early voting continues through Thursday; more than 1½ percent of eligible Maryland voters have already cast their ballots. The Baltimore City Council is poised to pass the city’s $2.49-billion budget for the next fiscal year. Plus: the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s race, “Ms. Miller’s Classroom,” and more.

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Headlines
8:06 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Early Voting, Head Start Funding, The Charles Village Street Collapse, and Mental Health Care

Election signs outside an early voting site in Annapolis.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Early voting is underway for Maryland’s primary election. The Baltimore Sun endorses Larry Hogan’s bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Tax cut proposals from Democratic gubernatorial candidates. Funding for an expansion of Baltimore head start programs. The price tag of the Charles Village street collapse. Mental health care in Howard County. And much more.

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WYPR News
1:58 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

What Does The Orphans’ Court Do? And Other Down-Ballot Explanations

Voters in line at Praisner Community Recreation Center in Montgomery County 2012.

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 11:39 am

We’re getting down to the wire. The primary election is June 24th. It’s tough to avoid the billboards, commercials, and mailers for the gubernatorial and county executive races.

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WYPR News
9:49 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Can't Wait To Cast Your Primary Ballot? Early Voting Starts Today

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 4:48 am

Maryland primary voters don’t have to wait until the state holds its primary election on Tuesday, June 24, to cast their ballot. Registered Democrats and Republicans eager to name their party's nominees can vote early from June 12 to June 19, all across the state.

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WYPR News
9:25 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Candidates Make Municipal Leaders Happy; They Promise Money

WYPR's Shielah Kast moderating forum with six of the candidates for Governor.

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 9:33 am

Candidates Make Municipal Leaders Happy; They Promise Money

Six of the candidates from both parties running for governor repeated their usual positions on jobs, the economy and health care during a forum at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual convention in Ocean City. And then they all said something that all of them agreed on.

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Headlines
8:40 am
Wed June 11, 2014

VA Reforms, Transportation Funding, A Governor’s Race Poll, & A “Move Over Law” Enforcement Effort

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via flickr

US Senator Barbara Mikulski is among a number of lawmakers supporting a bill to reform the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. Most of the Maryland gubernatorial candidates are pledging to restore funding for local road maintenance and repairs that had been cut from the state budget by the O’Malley administration. Plus: another poll on the governor’s race, a targeted enforcement of Maryland’s “move over law,” the Red Line, “use of force” investigations in Baltimore, and more.

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Headlines
9:03 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Early Voting, Cove Point, Summer School, Food Trucks, & Water And Sewer Line Insurance

Gypsy Queen Cafe food truck.
Credit baltamour carla via flickr

Early voting starts this week. The Cove Point project takes another step forward. Baltimore officials stress attendance as summer school nears. The Baltimore City Council approves a plan that would lead to more opportunities for food trucks. Water and sewer line insurance in the city will likely be available by fall. The Federal government considers a vacant office building near Baltimore’s Lexington Market into a shelter for children caught entering the country illegally. And much more.

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WYPR News
9:42 am
Mon June 9, 2014

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 9:25 am

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

With recent polling data out on the governor's race, it looks very unlikely that either of the Democratic challengers to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will pull a Harry Hughes. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about the poll and that remarkable 1978 gubernatorial primary.

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