Headlines from HJM: Monday, August 31, 2020

Hogan Administration Official Praises Teen Kenosha Shooter on Social Media, Loses Job

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A member of the Hogan administration who had been posting statements, photos and memes on social media that appear to applaud the 17-year-old vigilante who allegedly shot three protesters on the streets of Kenosha, Wis., this week, was fired on Saturday afternoon.
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Head to Court, Advocates Advise Tenants Facing Rental Evictions

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With failure-to-pay-rent cases set to resume next week, housing advocates and lawyers are urging Marylanders who face eviction to fight for their housing in court.
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Wicomico Council Restarts Quest For County Exec, As Del. Anderton Presses His Case

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A 30-minute session of the Wicomico County Council Friday evening yielded a majority consensus — without a formal vote — to restart the search for a new county executive, derailed earlier in the week when the council’s initial choice to fill the job, Dr. Rene Desmarais, declined it amid intense political blowback.
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Pushback on parking bill prompts debate about development and diversity

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
An effort to keep limits on apartment conversions in certain Baltimore neighborhoods, said to be aimed at absentee landlords, is drawing charges of racism
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Maryland Gov. Hogan sought ‘seamless’ transition to new chief of staff with longtime associate. His pick lasted 11 weeks.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Coronavirus cases were peaking. Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders were out of work and struggling to get state benefits from a balky online system. Then, a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, reigniting the Black Lives Matter movement with widespread demonstrations.
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Maryland state employee fired after supporting Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse on Facebook

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Arthur “Mac” Love IV was deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, which coordinates community and volunteer service activities and oversees the state’s ethnic and cultural commissions.
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