Headlines from HJM: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Visit Baltimore CEO: Let’s Have the Race Conversation and Change Tourism Once and for All

Publisher Name : Skift
What are the intersections of travel with institutional inequities in America, and how do they manifest through race?
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Conferences may not return to Baltimore Convention Center until 2021

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
The Baltimore Convention Center might not be host to conferences again until 2021.
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More money for owner and employee pay? Experts weigh in on new PPP law

Publisher Name : Washington Business Journal
Experts say SBA guidance is crucial for key issues, including how much owners can pay themselves and their employees.
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Brandon Scott’s primary victory another step in a meteoric rise

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott declared himself the Democratic Party’s mayoral nominee after a dramatic comeback, but his narrow lead faces a potential recount and legal challenges.
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Hogan Lifts More Restrictions, Frets About Spread of Virus From Protests

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland restaurants can resume indoor dining starting this Friday, and residents can return to gyms and fitness venues, casinos, malls and arcades one week later, on June 19, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on Wednesday.
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Meet Some of the People in Brandon Scott’s Inner Circle

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Baltimore City Council President Brandon M. Scott (D) — now likely to be the city’s next mayor, based on unofficial Democratic primary results — launched his political career nine years ago, when he was just 27 years old.
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Here’s where each Baltimore City Council race stands, as primary’s vote-counting nears end

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As the returns of Maryland’s first attempt at a mostly mail-in election were nearly all counted in the 14 Baltimore City Council races — more than a week after the June 2 primary — winners emerged and other candidates conceded their losses.
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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh returns $860K to campaign donors

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Catherine Pugh, the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore, is giving back more than $800,000 to donors to her political campaign.
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Brandon Scott and Baltimore’s business leaders must find common ground | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
One need look no further than the yard signs spread throughout North Baltimore to appreciate how Brandon M. Scott was never the top choice for mayor for many of Baltimore’s wealthiest and most influential residents.
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Maryland significantly underreports total coronavirus cases and deaths at nursing homes

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland is significantly underreporting total counts of coronavirus cases and deaths at nursing homes and other elder care facilities, posting data on a public online dashboard that lawmakers, advocates and families assumed to be cumulative but was actually only showing snapshots in time.
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Gov. Hogan criticizes Baltimore’s reopening pace, calls retail restrictions ‘absolutely absurd’

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan chastised Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Wednesday for his pace in reopening the city from the coronavirus pandemic, saying it was “absolutely absurd” that small retail hasn’t been allowed to resume in-store operations.
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Hogan announces wave of reopenings, including day cares and gyms, as region lifts more restrictions

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The Washington region is further reopening in the coming days, and although health officials warned that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, Maryland and Northern Virginia are letting more businesses resume after months of closures.
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