Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

How to protect against child abuse during COVID-19 pandemic | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland’s stay-at-home order protects communities from COVID-19 transmission, but staying at home does not mean safety for everyone.
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Child abuse calls drop during pandemic as mandatory reporters less connected

Publisher Name : Bethesda Magazine
As police receive more calls of domestic violence, they also have noticed a drop in child abuse cases — adults who often report those cases have not been as connected.
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Cancelled conventions total $42 million economic loss, says Visit Baltimore

Publisher Name : Fox 45 News
Since the Coronavirus pandemic Baltimore, a city already struggling with crime has lost millions of dollars in anticipated revenue.
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Maryland takes $60 million revenue hit from closed casinos in April

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
With Maryland’s casinos dark in April to help prevent spread of the coronavirus, the state of Maryland took a roughly $60 million revenue hit in April and is down more than $85 million in the past 10 months, compared with the previous year, the state Lottery and Gaming Commission said Tuesday.
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Trump’s Critics Warn His Order to Keep Meat and Poultry Plants Open Imperils Workers

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Democratic senators are accusing President Trump of putting workers at risk by ordering meat and poultry processors to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ballots for Maryland’s June 2 primary have incorrect date

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Instructions included with the ballots advise voters to ignore the incorrect April 28 date printed on them
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Mfume rejoins House, in vacant seat of late Elijah Cummings

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland Democrat Kweisi Mfume rejoined the House on Tuesday to replace the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, taking his oath of office with a protective mask in his left hand, the latest symbol of how Congress and the country are adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Baltimore County councilman wants to delay new fees on development

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Councilman Julian Jones wants the council to consider delaying new impact fees on homebuilders and other developers two months before the county was to begin charging the fees.
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Major Md. events face tough decisions amid COVID-19 outbreak

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Major festivals and events throughout Maryland initially slated for later in the year have already postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, while the fates of several more prominent gatherings remain in limbo.
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Dueling Endorsements Illustrate Different Strategies in Mayoral Primary

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
With the special congressional election dispensed with and the state’s June 2 primary less than four weeks away, the campaign for mayor of Baltimore and other city offices is intensifying.
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BALTIMORE MAYORAL CANDIDATE MARY MILLER SAYS YOUNG RESPONDED TOO SLOWLY TO COVID-19

Publisher Name : Maryland Reporter
Baltimore mayoral candidate Mary Miller said the administration of the city’s current mayor, Jack Young, has been slow to respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rep. Harris, Maryland’s lone Republican congressman, calls for reopening businesses

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Republican elected officials might be in short supply statewide in Maryland, but two of the most prominent in this blue state disagree sharply on when it is safe to begin returning to normal life during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Progressive Maryland files complaint against super PAC backing Baltimore mayoral candidate Mary Miller

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
A nonprofit advocacy group has filed an ethics complaint with the Maryland elections board, alleging campaign finance violations by a super PAC that is backing Baltimore mayoral candidate Mary Miller.
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Maryland congressional delegation: State’s HBCUs will get more than $44M in additional aid during coronavirus pandemic

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland congressional delegation announced Tuesday that more than $46 million in additional funding is being released to mostly historically black colleges and universities to help relieve the financial strain that the coronavirus left on institutions.
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