Headlines from HJM: Friday, August 14, 2020

BGE Says No Flaws or Leaks in Its Equipment Leading Up to Gas Explosion

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Baltimore Gas and Electric, the utility serving the Reisterstown Station neighborhood in Baltimore where a major gas explosion destroyed three row houses Monday morning, said its equipment was not at fault.
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‘Too Much at Stake’ to Wait Till January, Special Session Advocates Say

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Groups representing workers, tenants, immigrants, parents, students and others pledged on Wednesday to ramp up their campaign to bring the Maryland General Assembly back to Annapolis for a special session.
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Silver Diner retools with new HVAC system amid COVID-19 protocols

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
For more than 30 years, forward-thinking and innovation, to enhance customer health and wellness, have been critical components to the success of Silver Diner.
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After the shredding: the sound of silence

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
City leaders are very quiet about the comptroller’s office document destruction besides noting it’s under investigation – a cop-out, says former mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah
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Former Fed Chair Yellen advising Biden-Harris ticket

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris received their first joint economic briefing on Thursday, which included former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.
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Del. Anderton Among Four Seeking Appointment to Vacant Wicomico Co. Executive Post

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Del. Carl L. Anderton Jr. (R-Lower Shore) is hoping to be appointed the next Wicomico County executive, filling a post left vacant by the July 26 death of the previous executive, Robert L. “Bob” Culver Jr. (R).
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State Teachers’ Union Gets New Executive Director

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland State Education Association announced Thursday that Sean Johnson, who currently serves as the union’s legislative and political director, will take over as executive director.
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Ex-Mayoral Contender T.J. Smith Is Advising Independent’s City Hall Bid

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
T.J. Smith, who ran unsuccessfully for Baltimore mayor in the Democratic primary this year, has signed on as an adviser to Robert Wallace, a businessman who is making an Independent bid for the office.
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Rutherford Retains Skepticism Of Election Administrator

Publisher Name : WBAL
Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford has made clear in the past he has little faith in the Maryland State Board of Elections or its administrator, Linda Lamone, whose resignation he has demanded
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Hopkins explains how its COVID figures are different from Md.’s

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Experts at Johns Hopkins weighed in Thursday on questions arising from seemingly contradictory metrics used to track the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New Hogan chief of staff got six-figure payout as he left Maryland Environmental Service to work for governor

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
When Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s new chief of staff left his job running an independent state agency to work at the State House, he walked away with a six-figure severance package that included a year’s salary.
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Maryland Gov. Hogan maintains stake in dozens of real estate entities; lists Ravens jersey as most valuable gift

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has divested from five companies he previously held an interest in, but maintains an interest in dozens of real estate companies, according to his annual financial disclosure filing.
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Gov. Hogan Announces $10M In Grants To Expand Broadband Access For Education

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Gov. Larry Hogan announced $10 million in grant awards on Thursday to support expanded broadband access for education in Maryland.
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BGE says Northwest Baltimore gas explosion wasn’t its equipment’s fault

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.‘s equipment was not the cause of the gas explosion in Northwest Baltimore that killed two people and seriously injured at least seven others, the utility company said Thursday, indicating that it believed customer-owned equipment might have been at fault.
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