Headlines from HJM: Monday, June 22, 2020

Rutherford calls for new Civil War plaque at Md. state house

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford is calling for a study of a new State House plaque that “accurately reflects Maryland’s history during the Civil War.”
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Young issues cautionary note as Baltimore moves into second phase of reopening

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young warned that he is prepared to tighten restrictions related to COVID-19 should trends show a pickup in infections.
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Rather than wait for Larry Hogan, Maryland Democrats need to act

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
The June 17 Metro article “Hogan faces calls to overhaul policing” made me chuckle. Democratic legislators (who hold a majority in both houses of the Maryland General Assembly) adjourned the 2020 session early because of the novel coronavirus pandemic but promised to reconvene “in May” to finish their work. They never did.
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As deadline passes, Purple Line firms won’t say if construction team will remain on the job

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
A June 20 deadline came and went Saturday with no word on whether the companies building Maryland’s Purple Line will carry out a plan to quit the project over disputes with the state about hundreds of millions in cost overruns.
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VISIT BALTIMORE CHIEF ON WHY THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY MUST ADDRESS ITS LACK OF RACIAL DIVERSITY

Publisher Name : TTG
Now is the time for the travel industry to make changes to support diversity and inclusion, says Al Hutchinson, Visit Baltimore chief and president.
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“Virtual Vibe” Launches March to Charm City CIAA

Publisher Name : AFRO
Four of America’s hottest deejays will help the nation’s oldest HBCU athletic conference begin the countdown to it’s march to Charm City with a day party in cyberspace.
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Tradepoint Atlantic says pandemic isn’t slowing growth at the Baltimore County distribution hub

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A Tradepoint Atlantic executive said he’s confident about the distribution hub’s ability to operate safely — and continue to expand — amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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How do Maryland’s coronavirus trends stack up to other states'? Things look good so far, but danger isn’t over.

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Arizona, Florida and many other states across the South are reporting record spikes in COVID-19 cases, while cases continue to drop in Maryland and other northeastern states.
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At Tulsa rally, Trump cites Baltimore’s violent crime, again

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Repeating one of his often-used lines, President Donald Trump again called attention to Baltimore’s street violence, noting during his rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that the city suffers a higher homicide rate than Afghanistan.
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Landlords Want Hogan to Establish Emergency Statewide Rental Assistance Program

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Leaders of trade associations representing landlords, real estate developers and community development agencies wrote to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) this week, urging the state to establish an emergency rental assistance program while the COVID-19 public health and economic crises rage on.
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