Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

End negotiations with Wheelabrator, City Council tells Young

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Lame-duck mayor should instead defend Baltimore’s Clean Air Act during his final months in office
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Maryland moves to phase out hydrofluorocarbons and reduce methane emissions

Publisher Name : Southern Maryland Chronicle
Maryland Department of the Environment seeks to reduce potent greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change
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Under scrutiny for receiving a large severance, Hogan’s chief of staff resigns

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s chief of staff, Roy McGrath, resigned Monday, after the public revelation of a large payout he received from his previous job.
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Hogan’s Embattled Chief of Staff Resigns; Keiffer Mitchell Takes Over on Interim Basis

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Roy McGrath, chief of staff to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), who was under fire for receiving a six-figure payout when he left his job heading a quasi-state agency earlier this year, resigned Monday.
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Baltimore considers bills on new homelessness agency, protecting homes of older and disabled owners from tax sale

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore City Council is considering two bills aimed at improving residents’ housing security, with members saying the legislation is urgent as the coronavirus pandemic has thrust thousands of families into danger of losing their homes.
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Attacks on the post office undermine democracy, local leaders say

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
With up to 10-day delays in the mail, the head of the Baltimore postal union says employees need their sorting machines back
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Paradox of Md. in National Democratic Politics on Display at Convention

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Maryland’s unusual place in the national Democratic firmament was on vivid display Monday morning during the first online meeting of the state’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention.
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SEN. SMITH: DEMOCRATS MUST EMBRACE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AT DNC

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Sen. Will Smith (D-Montgomery) said one of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s most formidable tasks will be to unite different factions of the party.
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Kamala Harris has been a ‘quintessential big sister’ for Black female leaders for years

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Angela D. Alsobrooks first read about Kamala D. Harris in Essence Magazine in 2009, when Alsobrooks was launching an underdog run for state’s attorney in the Maryland suburb where she grew up.
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