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Baltimore
3:07 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Hogan Lifts State Of Emergency, Approves State Worker Pay Bump

Gov. Larry Hogan with Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, left, and Keiffer Mitchell, right.

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 6:22 pm

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan lifted the state of emergency on Wednesday that he initiated last Monday night after protests against the death of Freddie Gray turned into looting and rioting. The governor said there’s still a lot of work to be done to help the city recover and address the underlying cause of the rage that spilled out over the city’s streets.

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Baltimore City
3:05 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Optimism In Investment After Turmoil

It took a decade for homes to get built on the north side of the 600-block of Baker Street in Druid Heights. Infrastructure is in place to build homes on the other side of the street. Kelly Little, former executive director of the Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, is optimistic that funding for the project will come through.

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 1:12 pm

From Greater Rosemont to Druid Heights, community leaders are seeing last week's riots in the city as an opportunity to attract the investment that by-passed Baltimore for other cities after riots in 1968 after the death of Rev. Martin Luther King.

"Hopefully if our leaders – not only government but the private sector, the foundations and everything – will get together and really focus and opportunities will be created," said Kelly Little,  former executive director of the Druid Heights Community Development Corporation.

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Sports At Large
11:58 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Sports At Large: The O's And The Baltimore Unrest

Adam Jones shaking hands with Buck Showalter on April 23, 2013

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 2:45 pm

For the last seven decades, it’s been baseball, more than our other major sports, that has led the way in terms of its connection to the broader American social fabric. And nowhere was that association on greater display than last week during the unrest that rocked Baltimore to its core.

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WYPR News
12:30 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Cuba’s Tiny Jewish Community Has Big Hopes For Renewed US Trade

laundry windows
Alan Friedman

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 10:19 pm

Pictures of old Havana don’t do it justice.

Spectacular but crumbling architecture:  Colonial, Moorish and Art Deco facades with laundry hanging from most every window.  Ancient American cars, many tricked out with pastel paint jobs and running on Russian and Korean engine parts. Intoxicating rhythms of Afro-Cuban music performed everywhere from high-end restaurants to street fairs.

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WYPR News
12:27 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Tension, But No Injuries, From Penn-North Gunshot

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:26 pm

A week after Baltimore’s mostly peaceful protests turned into riots, tensions flared again after a shot rang out at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North Avenues. Officers pursued a man carrying a handgun, which the police department says discharged when the revolver was dropped.

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