WYPR Headlines


10:03 am
Wed July 30, 2014

MD Remains In The Running For FBI HQ, Taxi Rates Stay The Same, & Medical Marijuana Regulations

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 9:25 am

The list of possible new headquarters sites for the FBI is down to three, and two of them are in Maryland. The state’s Public Service Commission has decided that taxi rates should say the same, and that all taxis in Baltimore City and Baltimore County should be able to accept credit cards by the end of the year. Plus, a look at Maryland's medical marijuana commission and why one important lawmaker is criticizing a few of its proposed regulations. And more.

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9:11 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Sheltering Immigrant Children, MD’s Pension System, & A Proposed Sale Of City-Owned Parking Garages

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 9:27 am

Maryland could soon provide shelter for thousands more of the Central American children who’ve been apprehended at the US Mexico border. Maryland’s pension system got a higher-than-expected return on its investments this year. Four parking garages in Baltimore could soon have new owners, under a proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Plus: pre-K funding, sewer line inspections, two railroad companies sue the Maryland Department of the Environment. And more.

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9:28 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Mikulski Urges Crackdown On Deceptive Seafood Labeling, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Goods For Guns

Md. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D).

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 12:33 pm

US Senator Barbara Mikulski is calling on the Obama administration to crack down on seafood processors that are fraudulently labeling imported crab meat as a product of the Chesapeake Bay. Governor Martin O’Malley is renewing his call for the American people to help the tens of thousands of Central American children who’ve been apprehended while crossing the US Mexico border in recent months. Plus: Baltimore’s new curfew law, Anne Arundel County’s back to school program, “goods for guns,” tonight’s Ravens open practice & fireworks, and much more.

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9:59 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Hogan Disavows Peroutka, Dems File Complaint Against Hogan, Drug Overdose Deaths, & Oysters

GOP gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 11:12 am

Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has formally “disassociate[d]” himself from Michael Peroutka, the GOP nominee for an Anne Arundel County Council seat. The Maryland Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board against Hogan. Drug overdose deaths are up in MD. Oysters are moving from the Inner Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. And more.

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9:44 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Cove Point, A BWI Upgrade, Goods For Guns, & NAACP Brings 2016 Convention To Baltimore

Dominion's liquefied natural gas import terminal.

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 2:35 pm

Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted unanimously yesterday to approve a wetlands permit to Virginia-based Dominion Resources, bringing plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility closer to fruition. The BPW also approves a major upgrade at BWI… as well as a credit monitoring service for people affected by a UMD data breach. Plus: the NAACP announces that its 2016 convention will be held in Baltimore. A “Goods For Guns” program is set for Saturday in Baltimore. The US Naval Academy gets new leadership. And more.

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