Headlines from HJM: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Money in the Baltimore mayor’s race: Reminding the candidates where theirs came from

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Asked who their top backers are, the mayoral hopefuls demurred or kept it vague. We’re here with the info.
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Unforgivable? Restaurants worried that loans won’t bring relief

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Restaurant owners across the U.S. are worried that a loan from the government’s coronavirus relief program could wind up being a burden instead of a blessing.
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Rejected Ballots, New Procedures: Lawmakers Probe Elections Officials Ahead of Mail-In Vote

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
More than 80% of the ballots that weren’t counted in last month’s 7th District special congressional election were received late ― a trend lawmakers and elections officials hope won’t be repeated in the state’s ongoing presidential primary election.
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Hogan to lift Md. stay-at-home order on Friday

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that he will lift the statewide stay-at-home order at 5 p.m. Friday. The order will be replaced with a “safer at home” public health advisory.
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David Blair: Annapolis, We Have a Problem

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Fifty years ago, on its journey to the moon, Apollo 13 experienced a major malfunction and Commander Jim Lovell famously said “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”
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About 1 in 10 ballots went undelivered to Baltimore City voters during 7th Congressional District special election

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Nearly 1 in 10 ballots was unable to be delivered to Baltimore City voters during the special election in April, raising concerns for the June 2 primary, which is also being conducted by mail.
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Pete Buttigieg Repays Anthony Brown a Favor

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.) went out on a limb when he endorsed former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Democratic presidential nominating contest early this year. Buttigieg, who had trouble attracting minority voters, was an unconventional choice for an elected official whose district has an overwhelming majority of people of color — even though both men are military veterans (Brown served in Iraq, Buttigieg in Afghanistan).
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Will Md. end up with a patchwork of pandemic rules?

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
The leaders of Maryland’s four largest jurisdictions are indicating that they may not line up with all of Gov. Larry Hogan’s plans for easing pandemic restrictions, raising the possibility that a patchwork of rules may exist from one community to the next.
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Big Counties, Baltimore City Likely to Move Slowly After Hogan’s Partial Reopening

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Because of strides Maryland has made in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, the state will lift its stay-at-home order on Friday, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on Wednesday.
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Super PAC supporting Baltimore mayoral candidate Mary Miller seeks to win with white votes in majority-black city

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A political action committee supporting Baltimore mayoral candidate Mary Miller is seeking to win the Balkanized race by attracting white voters in the majority-black city, according to an email obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
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T.J. Smith brings 'personal narrative’ to Baltimore mayoral race, connects with those affected by city violence

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
With less money than the other top Democratic candidates for Baltimore mayor, former city police spokesman T.J. Smith took every opportunity for face-to-face time: knocking on voters’ doors, shaking hands after community forums, waving campaign signs at busy intersections.
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Baltimore County & City issue joint statement on reopening MD

Publisher Name : Fox Baltimore
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr.., and Baltimore Mayor Jack Young issued a joint statement, after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state's "stay-at-home" order will be lifted Friday.
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While Maryland begins reopening, Montgomery County ‘not ready’

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday afternoon announced that some businesses shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic can reopen on Friday, but Montgomery County officials say they have not reached that point yet.
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HOGAN: STAY-AT-HOME ORDER WILL BE LIFTED FRIDAY AT 5 P.M.

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Gov. Larry Hogan said on Wednesday that the state’s fight against the coronavirus has progressed to a point at which the stay-at-home order he issued on March 30 will be lifted Friday evening.
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In virtual town hall, County Executive Calvin Ball says Howard is not ready to reopen

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Howard County hosted its second virtual town hall Wednesday night to update residents on the state of the county two months after coronavirus pandemic restrictions were put in place.
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