Headlines from HJM: Friday, July 17, 2020

Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements.
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6 electric vehicle charging stations open in Harford County

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
BGE installed the stations earlier this year at no cost to the county to provide electric vehicle drivers with continual access to power.
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Opinion: Md. Dems’ Criticism, Inaction Come at People’s Expense

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Democratic legislators would have us believe Gov. Larry Hogan is the only elected official with an obligation to govern during the current pandemic crisis.
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Leaders Fret About Lack of Polling Places, Press Hogan to Change His Mind on Voting

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
As Baltimore City election officials look for in-person polling places for the November election, many of the city’s regular centers have already closed their doors.
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Josh Kurtz: Hogan, By the Book

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) has always had an unmatched sense for knowing just where the Maryland electorate is and how to position himself squarely in the middle of it.
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Baltimore election director says Maryland’s plan to vote in person in November is a ‘setup for failure’

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Calling Maryland’s plan to hold a traditional election in November a “setup for failure,” Baltimore City Election Director Armstead Jones reported Thursday that early planning for the fall election has been a “nightmare.”
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Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby defends her frequent travels

Publisher Name : Fox 45 News
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has gone on 23 trips during 2018 and 2019, according to financial disclosure statements filed with the Maryland State Ethics Commission.
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Fighting alone I’m a GOP governor. Why didn’t Trump help my state with coronavirus testing?

Publisher Name : Washington Post
My wife, Yumi, and I stood on the tarmac, waiting in cloth masks, on the morning of April 18.
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Advocates make last-minute push to delay Baltimore’s tax sale that could cost vulnerable residents their homes

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A coalition of city leaders and groups is petitioning Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young to postpone Baltimore’s annual tax sale Monday to ease pressure on property owners at risk of losing their homes during the pandemic.
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We’ve examined 5 chapters of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s book. We have questions.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s forthcoming political memoir has a hefty chunk that describes his recollection of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the days of demonstrations and unrest that followed.
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Democratic officials tell members of Congress to skip the convention

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Democratic officials have instructed senators, members of Congress and party delegates not to physically attend their national convention this summer, a sign of the ever-shrinking aspirations for their big campaign event in the face of a surge in coronavirus cases in the United States.
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Harford government, BGE make electric car charging stations available to public around the county

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As Harford County residents begin to drive more as pandemic restrictions are loosened, six electric vehicle charging stations on county property are available to the public, the administration announced Thursday.
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