Headlines from HJM: February 17, 2020

'Last Man Standing' Domino Sugar remains a final vestige of manufacturing strength in Baltimore's harbor

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
A front-end loader shuffles by inside Domino’s sugar shed, carrying mounds of unrefined brown granules in its massive bucket.
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Maryland needs a dedicated statute criminalizing domestic violence

Publisher Name : The Enterprise
There are two legal responses to domestic violence — criminal and civil. If probable cause exists, domestic violence results in an arrest, most common misdemeanor second-degree assault.
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Doula bill faces problems in Maryland General Assembly

Publisher Name : Frederick News Post
A bill that could make doula services covered by Medicaid continues to face challenges from opponents and advocates who applauded the bill’s intention but question the logistics.
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A piecemeal approach won’t work. Ban all flavored tobacco products.

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) deserves credit for taking disposable flavored e-cigarettes off the market in Maryland
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Maryland renter faces eviction over housing smoking ban

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The letter asking Taja Robinson to vacate her home was delivered on Christmas Eve. Robinson, 37, had just returned from a shift at Target, where her $13-per-hour job allows her to support herself, her two daughters and her infant grandson in a three-bedroom rental unit at Snowden’s Ridge Apartments in Silver Spring, Md.
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Kweisi Mfume, Democratic congressional nominee, among dozens seeking leniency, mercy in sentencing for Pugh

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Kweisi Mfume, the Democratic nominee for the 7th Congressional District, was among dozens of friends, relatives and neighbors who pleaded for leniency for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh ahead of her sentencing in federal court, according to a memo her attorney filed Friday.
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Vignarajah calls for Pratt to resign and J.P. Grant’s lease to be terminated

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Baltimore mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah today called on Comptroller Joan Pratt to resign following federal prosecutors’ disclosure that the clothing consignment shop she co-owned with Catherine Pugh was engaged in money laundering.
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Hogan to lawmakers: Be my (redistricting) valentine

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Valentine’s Day is a time of wine and romance and …
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O’Malley Speaks: ‘Baltimore’s Reversals Break My Heart’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Twenty-one years after Martin O’Malley improbably became mayor of Baltimore, he is still reliving those days and preaching about the lessons he learned in his seven years as mayor and eight years as governor.
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Opinion: Business Leaders Want Kirwan Plan Fully Funded

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Business leaders strongly support the Kirwan Commission legislation that would dramatically improve education practice, funding and accountability in Maryland.
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Sen. Carter says there is no ‘public utility’ to locking up Pugh

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
A day after federal prosecutors called for sending former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to prison for nearly five years, state Sen. Jill Carter, D-Baltimore City, said she does not believe there is any “public utility” to locking up the disgraced politician.
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