Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

'Holiday shopping will be different': Walmart says it will keep stores closed this Thanksgiving

Publisher Name : USA Today
Walmart stores will be closed this Thanksgiving, the retailer announced Tuesday.
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Hogan Defends Decision on Election Format as Local Officials Scramble to Find Polling Places

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) doubled down on his decision to hold a more traditional November election during a televised interview on Monday – but his plan to open every polling center in the state is an increasingly daunting task for local election officials.
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Baltimore mayor orders halt to indoor restaurant dining

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Baltimore will become the first jurisdiction in the state to reimpose prohibitions on indoor restaurant dining starting Friday at 5 p.m. as part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Marilyn Mosby answers few questions about her travel company

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Baltimore’s top prosecutor goes on social media to decry The Brew’s reporting of her foreign and domestic trips
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SEN. CARTER: MARYLANDERS FEAR EVICTION WHEN FEDERAL MONEY RUNS OUT

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Sen. Jill Carter (D-Baltimore City) said some Marylanders have expressed concern that they might be evicted from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic even though there are restrictions to protect people from being kicked out of their homes.
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Olszewski Issues Mask Order, 6 Local Health Officers Urge State to Tighten Restrictions

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Baltimore County residents and visitors will be required to wear masks in most indoor public places beginning on Thursday, County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. (D) announced on Tuesday.
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Major Md. counties urge Hogan to reimpose restrictions

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Leaders of some of Maryland’s largest counties are pressuring Gov. Larry Hogan to quickly reimpose some restrictions in response to what they said are concerning trends and rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.
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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Hogan is no hero | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Across America, communities are awakening to the revelation that the lives of Black men, women and children matter.
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General Assembly should go into special session to address election, police brutality and other issues | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland General Assembly must reconvene for a special session to address the COVID-19 pandemic, police brutality and the 2020 general election.
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Maryland Courts Move Into Next Phase of Reopening

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland Judiciary officially moved into the next phase of its reopening plan on Monday, expanding the scope of what cases judges will hear and allowing the public to visit clerk of courts’ offices for the first time since March 16.
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Baltimore City Council gives final approval to charter amendment that would create city administrator position

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore City Council gave final approval Monday to a charter amendment that would create a high-profile administrator position to oversee the city’s day-to-day operations alongside the mayor.
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Maryland added to New York travel advisory as state’s coronavirus cases continue to climb with 860 more

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
As Maryland’s tally of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus continued to climb Tuesday, New York added Maryland to its list of states under its quarantine travel advisory.
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Top Md. election official says Hogan’s election plan will cost $20 million

Publisher Name : Washington Post
The head of the Maryland State Board of Elections says it will take about $20 million to implement Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan for the November election and has asked the state’s budget secretary to approve the expense.
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2 House Speakers in Scandals Involving Energy Giants — What Does It Mean for Md.?

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Item: The U.S. Department of Justice announces Friday that Commonwealth Edison, the leading electric utility in Illinois, will pay a $200 million fine for attempting to bribe the state’s Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan (D).
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