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5:21 am
Fri July 25, 2014

How Baltimore Students Are Fighting Proposed Waste-To-Energy Plant

Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR

How Baltimore Students Are Fighting Proposed Waste-To-Energy Plant

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Van Smith of the City Paper talk about a waste-to-energy incinerator proposed for Baltimore's Fairfield neighborhood, and why a group of high school students are getting some traction on a campaign to stop the project.

Baltimore
4:06 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Guns for Goods In Howard Park Saturday

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with officials Klein's ShopRite announcing a "Good for Guns" event taking place in Howard Park Saturday.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns/WYPR

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a local grocer are offering butter for guns this weekend. The mayor announced the plan at a news conference Wednesday.

Turn in your guns at New All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Liberty Heights Avenue in Howard Park Saturday and get a $100 gift card for the Klein’s Shop Rite that will open a block away July 31.

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Metro Baltimore
11:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

City and County Pick It Up; Litter That Is

A series of trash booms on the Back River, underneath the Baltimore Beltways in Essex, guides trash from Herring Run to the shore line where crews collect it.
P. Kenneth Burns/WYPR

Baltimore City and County are fighting a common enemy these days: trash.  Both are finding ways to keep their foe out of the streams and rivers that flow through the two jurisdictions and into the Chesapeake Bay.

In the county, a series of booms guide those potato chip bags and fast food wrappers that wash into the Back River from Herring Run to the shoreline off Diamond Point Road in Essex. The booms, installed four years ago, are one piece of the anti-trash strategy.

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Baltimore
5:30 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Tyrone West: A Year Later Family Still Seeks Answers

Family and supporters gathered for a vigil on the one year anniversary of Tyrone West's death in police custody Friday. They released 45 balloons; the number representing the age of West at his death. The vigil took place in the spot where the incident took place in New Northwood.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

One year after Tyrone West died while in police custody in Northeast Baltimore, his family continues to accuse law enforcement officials of a cover-up. And the case raises questions about police conduct in some city neighborhoods as an independent review of the incident continues.

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Politics
12:02 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

What A Dinosaur Has To Do With A Local County Council Race

Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR

What A Dinosaur Has To Do With A Local County Council Race

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about the curious rise of Michael Peroutka, the GOP's nominee for the District 5 seat on the Anne Arundel County Council.

Correction: This audio has been corrected from what was originally posted and what originally aired Friday morning, July 18. A corrected time frame for the area said to be the source of the dinosaur bones is in this new version.

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