Headlines from HJM: Monday, May 11, 2020

Amid coronavirus, some pregnant Baltimore moms are choosing home over hospitals, spurring debate

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
In recent weeks, doctors, midwives and other health professionals in Baltimore have reported a surge in interest in home births. Many of these expectant moms fear that going to the hospital could expose them to the coronavirus.
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Amtrak to restore Acela service June 1, in first step toward a ‘new normal’

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Amtrak will restore some service between Washington and New York next month, bringing back its flagship Acela, in what would be the company’s first step toward returning to normal operations since the coronavirus pandemic.
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Md. Senate sets hearing on unemployment insurance issues

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland lawmakers plan to hold a hearing Tuesday on the difficulties in applying for and receiving unemployment benefits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mayoral candidate Miller’s constant running mate: Barack Obama

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Mary Miller, a white, former T. Rowe Price executive with no experience as an elected official, launched her bid to serve as Baltimore’s next mayor against long odds.
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When will Maryland reopen?

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) says a reopening could be just around the corner, perhaps as soon as next week.
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Hogan’s flurry of vetoes is certain to raise a winter storm | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
There can be little doubt that in three short months, the coronavirus outbreak has fundamentally altered the public policy landscape of Maryland, as it has much of the nation and the world.
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REZNIK DEMANDS TO KNOW WHY KOREA TESTS HAVEN’T BEEN DEPLOYED

Publisher Name : Seventh State
Like many, I was impressed and lauded Gov. Larry Hogan’s importation of 500,000 COVID-19 test kits from Korea.
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Protective order, hate crime, hairstyle bills become law

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Measures to expand protection for alleged victims of sexual assault, ease the standard for proving a hate crime and broaden the state Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles will go into effect Oct. 1.
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