Headlines from HJM: Friday, August 7, 2020

Amid pandemic, Baltimore’s Black-owned businesses struggle — but some are finding new support

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
At a time when many businesses are struggling because of the pandemic, Black business owners in particular are wrestling with how to keep going.
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Council overrides Young veto on city administrator bill

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Supporters say an administrator would “professionalize” city government – and possibly be less subject to political pressure
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MARYLAND BANKRUPTCIES CONTINUE TO CLIMB DURING PANDEMIC

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
More than 7,200 of Maryland’s businesses have filed for bankruptcy this year, according to the latest data from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), which covers the months of January through July.
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State delegates from county urge MCPS to find innovative ways to provide childcare in the fall

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Twenty state delegates from Montgomery County have urged the school system to find innovative ways to provide childcare while school buildings are closed this fall.
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Gov. Larry Hogan warns Maryland State Board of Elections against ‘wholesale’ closures of polling places

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has warned the State Board of Elections against the “wholesale” closure of polling places across the state to accommodate an election judge shortage.
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Rep. Harris Seeks Federal Probe of Montgomery Co. Decision Keeping Private Schools Shut

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland’s lone Republican member of Congress is calling for the federal government to investigate Montgomery County’s decision to ban in-person learning at private and parochial schools.
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In 2020, many Marylanders still lack high-speed internet. And that’s a problem for work and school.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders lack access to high-speed broadband internet, a long-standing problem that’s become more pressing as school and work move online and social distancing keeps people at home.
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