IMP: Sheila Dixon's Back

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  Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun talk about former Mayor Sheila Dixon's race for her old job and its effect on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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State and city leaders welcomed the shipping company Maersk back to the Port of Baltimore on Wednesday.  It was a largely ceremonial thing – the company actually started delivering to Baltimore in March, after leaving in the 1990s – but the folks gathered at Seagirt Marine Terminal said it’s a big deal for the port.

Maersk is the world’s largest container shipping company. It moves about 15 percent of the manufactured goods shipped around the globe, so it makes sense that elected officials are pretty stoked Maersk is here.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is out of the hospital and back at work after his first round of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of cancer.

Hogan posted messages on social media Thursday saying, "It feels great to be back in Annapolis!"

He posted that he spent the morning catching up with staff and working.

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Elected officials led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sharply criticized Governor Larry Hogan Wednesday for shelving the Red Line while at the same time asking him to reconsider.

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  Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to leave $900 million federal dollars on the table is, sadly enough, irreversible. There’s no readily apparent way to revive the Red Line.

IMP: Supreme Court, Gerrymandering and Maryland

Jul 1, 2015

  Fraser Smith and WYPR's Karen Hosler discuss the Supreme Court decision on a gerrymandering case from Arizona and what it might mean for Maryland.


Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against bird flu after outbreaks devastated flocks in other states.

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Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby wants a judge to order a separate trial for two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

IMP: GOP Candidates Discover Maryland

Jun 26, 2015

  Fraser Smith and Todd Eberly, of the political science department at St. Mary's College of Maryland, talk about Republican presidential candidates' sudden interest in Maryland.

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  A Houston man who was ordered to fix up his derelict city properties by a Maryland judge last year has filed for bankruptcy, leaving the future of dozens of blighted properties up in the air.

Six community associations sued Scott Wizig and the nine Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) he controls in April 2013 to force him to clean up 49 properties. Baltimore Circuit Judge Pamela Brown ordered Wizig to make the repairs by the end of October last year. But he requested a reconsideration of that order, then his LLCs filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws the day before the hearing on that request.

That put state court actions on hold temporarily.