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MLB Playoffs
11:25 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Baltimore Vs. Kansas City: Baseball Aside, Style Beats Barbecue

Kansas City, Mayor Sly James at KCUR.

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 4:52 pm

Ahead of the first face-off between the Royals and the O’s in the American League Champion Series, our friends over at Kansas City public radio station KCUR put together a side-by-side comparison of Kansas City and Baltimore. KCUR’s Cody Newill looked at famous residents, real estate, music, drugs and food.

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WYPR News
11:24 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Jobs, Taxes And The Economy Pervade First Gubernatorial Debate

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 7:05 am

    

Pocketbook issues dominated Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate, the first time the Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan shared a stage in this contentious race for the governor’s mansion. The two laid out very different assessments of Maryland’s economy over the hour-long debate, and criticized each other’s plans.

In Anthony Brown’s Maryland, the state has weathered a terrible recession while preserving strategic investments. There’s room for improvement, sure, but the fundamentals are strong.

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WYPR News
11:24 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Baltimore County: Maryland's 'Swing District'

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 10:30 am

Baltimore County may once again be Maryland’s swing district: Republican in one cycle, Democratic in the next.

Right now, in the race for governor, Republican Larry Hogan leads Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown by a slim margin in the county. That’s according to a Washington Post poll published Monday. Democratic leaders and campaign door-knockers find considerable antipathy to Governor Martin O’Malley in the county. And Lt. Gov. Brown is being effectively portrayed as O’Malley 2.0.

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WYPR News
11:23 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Why Leading Democrats Are Concerned About The Governor's Race

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 5:42 am

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WYPR News
11:23 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Change In The Weather: Brown And Hogan On Climate Change

City Dock in Annapolis.

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 10:11 am


Ask Zoe Johnson, of the state Department of Natural Resources what climate change means for Maryland, and she gives you a list.


 

“Wildfire and drought, you know impact on invasive species, pests, and insects, changes in precipitation patterns, extreme snowfall events,” says Johnson, who is DNR’s program manager for climate change policy.


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Education
12:59 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Homework: The Good, The Bad and The Unknown

The first thing Violet Perez-Schere, a fourth grader at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, does after school is homework. Her mother questions the value of homework for young learners.

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:06 pm

For more than a hundred years, educators have debated the value of homework and they still do today. This year, a school in Chicago banned homework for kindergarten through second grades, and some local parents think schools here should do the same.

Valarie Perez-Schere, whose younger children go to Roland Park Elementary-Middle School, says the things she’s read about young children and education suggest “that there is little benefit to kids third grade and under doing homework.”

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Sports
11:19 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Must Players Mind Their Manners?

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 9:49 am

Perhaps you’ve seen the public service announcement where, Alex, a basketball player, realizes that he was the last to touch the ball before it went out of bounds in a critical late-game situation.

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Elections
9:49 am
Tue October 7, 2014

What's At Stake At First Governor's Race Debate?

Republican Larry Hogan and Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will debate Tuesday in Baltimore.

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 9:20 am

Maryland’s gubernatorial hopefuls will share a stage for the first time Tuesday at a televised debate in Baltimore, and political observers expect candidates to show up ready for combat. But it’s unlikely it will as negative as the ad war the candidates have waged so far.

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Elections
7:41 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Well-Matched Competitors Heat Up Howard County Executive Contest

Howard County Council Member Courtney Watson is the Democratic nominee for County Executive.

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 11:02 am

Howard County, Maryland, seems to have it all: a semi-urban, semi-rural suburb of both Baltimore and Washington that repeatedly scores near the top of national rankings for income, public schools and overall quality of life. And now competing for the county’s top political job is an impressive duo:  a liberal yet pro-business Democrat and a tight-fisted Republican, who’s also a leading civil rights advocate.

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WYPR News
1:31 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Costello Could Become Baltimore's Newest City Councilman

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 10:30 am

When it meets Monday, the Baltimore City Council is expected to confirm Eric Costello to fill the seat representing the 11th District -- which covers parts of south and west Baltimore, including downtown.

Costello would finish the term of Bill Cole, who left the Council earlier this year to head the Baltimore Development Corporation.

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