Headlines from HJM: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

5G technology is Maryland’s future

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
While the way we communicate, work and live has evolved in recent years, the rate of change has accelerated dramatically in the last few months.
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Hogan orders ban on blanket school closings in Maryland

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Gov. Larry Hogan issued an amendment to an emergency order on Monday, giving local school systems across Maryland the authority to determine when to open their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Van Hollen wants to create new economic grant program for distressed neighborhoods in Baltimore

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen has a new idea for injecting federal funds into urban areas and he wants to use Baltimore as a model.
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Rent controls during a health catastrophe are a reasonable protection | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
During the economic slump that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, each day seems to herald more bad financial news.
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Maryland Gov. Hogan demands update on election plans, asks why absentee ballot applications have not been mailed

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is pressing elections officials for information about how they’re going to carry out his orders for an in-person November election, as well as encouraging people to vote by mail during the pandemic.
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Hogan orders ban on blanket school closings in Maryland

Publisher Name : Herald Mail Media
Gov. Larry Hogan issued an amendment to an emergency order on Monday, giving local school systems across Maryland the authority to determine when to open their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tenants, Landlords on Tenterhooks, Affordable Housing at Risk

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Arlene Montemarano and her husband were neighbors before they were married. Rather than sell off their extra house when they moved in together, they turned it into affordable housing for residents of Silver Spring.
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Ocean City Mandates Masks on Boardwalk 18 Hours a Day

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Ocean City’s mayor has mandated face masks on the Maryland resort’s boardwalk, but did not get the support of the city council to make the penalty for not wearing a mask a municipal fine instead of a criminal misdemeanor.
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Opinion: Maryland Needs to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Eleven states plus Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana. Three of those 11 states are in the Northeast — Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine.
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Teachers, Students, Parents Demand Comcast and Verizon Help Close the Digital Divide

Publisher Name : Fox 45 News
As a part of the August 3rd National Day of Resistance, Baltimore City, Prince George's County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia teachers unions are demanding Comcast improve the quality of their service and offer it for free to students and educators.
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