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Maryland House speaker wants to repeal Civil War-era state song

June 23, 2020 By: Ovetta Wiggins Read the full article here.  Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore) said Tuesday that she plans to lead the chorus in calling for the repeal of the state’s Civil War-era state song, which[...]

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State to Put Off Implementation of Styrofoam Ban Until Oct. 1

By: Elizabeth Shwe June 12, 2020 View the full story here.  The deadline for Maryland schools and restaurants to stop using polystyrene foam food containers and cups has been extended from July 1 to Oct. 1, the Maryland Department of[...]

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Conduit Street Podcast: Unemployment, From Every Angle

June 11, 2020 Listen here.  On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally, Drew Jabin, and Michael Sanderson discuss why an unprecedented number of COVID-19-related unemployment claims are putting tremendous pressure on all levels of government, what Congress has[...]

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Lawmaker Presses State Education Dept. on Telehealth for Students

By Elizabeth Shwe June 5, 2020 View the full story here.  While school systems throughout Maryland rapidly transitioned to online and distance learning in mid-March, school-based health centers have not been able to shift to telehealth with the same speed.[...]

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This Montgomery County school board race has more candidates, and more conflict, than usual

By Donna St. George Baltimore Sun May 31, 2020 Read full story here. Schools across the country may be shut down, but school board politics has rarely been as heated in suburban Maryland. Thirteen people are in the running in Tuesday’s[...]

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Four years ago, the primary for Baltimore mayor was plagued by problems. Could it happen again?

By Luke Broadwater and Emily Opilo Baltimore Sun May 30, 2020 Read full story here. Louise Keelty begged elections officials for months to send her a ballot so she could vote in the Baltimore mayor’s race ― just as she[...]

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Opinion: Nursing Homes Were Ill-Equipped to Handle Pandemic

By Guest Commentary Maryland Matters May 27, 2020 Read full story here. Getty Images photo In October 1966, three weeks of rain poured onto a mountain of discarded coal shale that rose a hundred feet over the mining town of[...]

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Montgomery Co. Elected Officials Warn Voters About School Board Candidate

By Guest Commentary Maryland Matters May 25, 2020 Read full story here. A significant number of Montgomery County elected officials have written an open letter to voters about the upcoming at-large Board of Education election in the county. The full text[...]

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WHO SIGNED THE ANTI-AUSTIN LETTER – AND WHO DID NOT

By Adam Pagnucco Seventh State May 25, 2020 Read full story here. It’s common for elected officials to endorse candidates in school board races. What’s decidedly uncommon is for elected officials to issue anti-endorsements – in essence, telling voters NOT to[...]

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Lawmakers Press Hogan on Rent Relief, Unemployment Equity

By Josh Kurtz Maryland Matters April 29, 2020 Read full story here. Democratic members of the General Assembly sent Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) two letters Wednesday ― one urging the governor to cancel rent and mortgage payments during the[...]

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