Headlines from HJM: Friday, August 28, 2020

Pimlico makeover repositions racetrack as events venue, community hub

Publisher Name : Baltimore Fishbowl
After being known for decades as the home of horseracing in Baltimore, Pimlico Race Course has the potential to take on a new role.
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Md. lawmakers push to know: What happened to SKorean tests?

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
State lawmakers are calling for an accounting of how 500,000 COVID-19 tests purchased from South Korea have been used during the ongoing pandemic.
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Lawmakers Ask: Is Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights Necessary?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Members of the House Workgroup to Address Police Reform and Accountability in Maryland pushed back Thursday as Maryland law enforcement representatives steadfastly defended the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.
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Robert Stokes latest campaign fundraising haul: $0.00

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
In the only competitive Council race in Baltimore, the Green Party’s Franca Muller Paz has far outraised and outspent the incumbent
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Residents brace for piled-up trash and environmental damage as Baltimore suspends recycling

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Saying the pandemic and hot summer weather caused a staff shortage, Acting DPW Director Matt Garbark reassigns recycling workers to trash collection
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Hogan encourages local educators to begin reopening schools soon

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
School systems around the state are being “strongly encouraged” by Gov. Larry Hogan to begin moving to in-class instruction by the end of the first quarter at the latest.
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Braverman’s departure caps tough year for Baltimore housing department

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
If you were to have accessed the website of Baltimore City’s Department of Housing and Community Development in late August you would have seen a number of notable images – the welcome page with the smiling face of the housing commissioner, the admonition to complete your 2020 census form and, perhaps most strikingly, the globe festooned with menacing red spikes, that depiction of the coronavirus that has become so familiar across our television, computer or smartphone screens during this season of pandemic.
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Hogan appoints Paul Corderman to Maryland Senate

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Paul Corderman to a Maryland Senate seat in Washington County.
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Hogan: Hefty Payout to Ex-Aide ‘Didn’t Have Anything to Do With Us’

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) said on Thursday he was not aware of a hefty severance payment that his former chief of staff received when he left a taxpayer-funded job to lead the governor’s team this spring.
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Hogan and State Superintendent Press Md. Schools to Reopen for In-Person Learning This Fall

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With the first day of school less than a week away, top state officials are pressuring all local school systems to reopen for at least some in-person instruction this fall.
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Hogan says Montgomery and all other counties meet metrics to reopen schools

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday outlined new data that he says show it is safe for every school district in the state to begin reopening and he criticized districts that have committed to virtual learning through the fall.
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Comptroller Seeks Extension Of Carryout Liquor Drinks

Publisher Name : The Dispatch
Some hospitality business practices borne out of necessity because of COVID-19 could become standard operating procedures when the crisis is over if the state comptroller gets his way.
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Maryland officials say all public school systems meet new set of benchmarks for some in-person instruction

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan stopped just short of ordering all local school boards to develop plans to reopen schools this fall, but strongly encouraged them to do so saying that all 24 school districts meet a new set of state-created benchmarks that indicate it is safe to reopen for some in-person instruction.
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