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Baltimore County would pay $78 million for infrastructure at Tradepoint Atlantic under a new proposal unveiled this week.

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A laundry plant in Harford County will close next year resulting in 152 layoffs.

Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Crothall Healthcare Inc. notified the Maryland labor department that it plans to close the facility located at 1350 Brass Mill Road in Belcamp on Jan. 7.

Dominique Maria Bonessi

Baltimore City Schools’ board of commissioners voted seven to zero at Tuesday night’s meeting in favor of closing Banneker Blake Academy in north Baltimore. WYPR’s Dominique Maria Bonessi was at the meeting and spoke to Morning Edition Host Nathan Sterner about the board's decision.

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Maryland has filed a legal challenge to Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as U.S. acting attorney general. The move is part of an ongoing lawsuit aimed at protecting the Affordable Care Act.

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This story aired on NPR's Morning Edition.

Hundreds of Catholic bishops meeting in Baltimore this week were expecting to vote on concrete measures to address clergy sex abuse. But as their meeting got underway, the Vatican told the U.S. bishops not to take any action yet. 

 

The Baltimore Business Journal

Saks Inc. plans to close its 584,000-square-foot distribution center in Aberdeen in early 2019. The luxury department store chain has 150 employees at the location. A spokeswoman for Canadian retail conglomerate Hudson's Bay Co., which owns Saks, said operations are being moved to the company's distribution center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, beginning in February to "streamline work and create efficiencies." 

Dominique Maria Bonessi

 

Parents and faculty from Banneker Blake Academy, a charter school in North Baltimore, gathered in front of city school headquarters Monday to protest the threatened closing of the school next January.

School officials say the academy didn’t meet requirements for renewal of its charter, but advocates argue it goes beyond that.

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Revolution LLC is aiming to raise a fresh $200 million fund for its Revolution Ventures arm. The SEC filing names AOL co-founder and Revolution CEO Steve Case as an executive officer of the fund, along with William Savage Jr. and David Golden, both executives at Revolution who head up the ventures arm.

The Baltimore Business Journal

The search for a new human resources chief is underway at Under Armour Inc. as the sportswear maker looks to fill a key position in the wake of allegations about its culture. Under Armour has retained executive search firm Hanold Associates to find candidates for the position.

Hogan Wins Second Term (BBJ Story)

Nov 8, 2018
The Baltimore Business Journal

Gov. Larry Hogan relished in his victory a day after winning re-election, but blamed President Donald Trump for the losses of some of his fellow Republicans in other Maryland races. Hogan became the second Republican governor to win re-election in Maryland history on Tuesday.

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Despite their growing numbers in the U.S. population, Latino voters turn out in notoriously low numbers on Election Day. WYPR went looking for Latino voters at polls on Tuesday to see who showed up and who they voted for.

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A federal court in Baltimore threw out Maryland’s congressional district map on Wednesday as unconstitutional. The three-judge panel gave state lawmakers until March to submit new districts.

Rachel Baye

Maryland voters overwhelmingly backed a second term for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan Tuesday, but at the same time they rejected several Republican candidates for state and local offices.

On Wednesday, state leaders reflected on what that means — or doesn’t mean — for the state.

John Lee

Baltimore County’s next county executive, Democrat Johnny Olszewski,  will take office in one month, which means he has to put together a transition team quickly, starting the morning after the election.

“We’re going to have to assemble a plan to build a diverse team that reflects the strength of our county and welcome and solicit even more feedback about what people want to see for their neighborhoods,” he said Tuesday night.

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Governor Larry Hogan easily won re-election Tuesday, the first Republican governor to do so since Theodore McKeldin in 1954.

As the polls predicted, Hogan won a blow-out victory, besting Democrat Ben Jealous by 16 points.

He took the stage at his victory party at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis in a room packed with more than a thousand family members, friends and supporters, jubilant that he had won again in a state with a two-to-one Democratic edge in voter registration.

Mileah Kromer

Much of WYPR's reporting on statewide and local elections was live, but you can hear a few of Tom Hall's interviews below.

Mary Rose Madden

Maryland voters flocked to the polls Tuesday, despite the miserable weather, to cast ballots for governor, state representatives and a host of local officials.

But in some ways, the election was as much about national politics as it was local races.

Wet Start To Election Day (BBJ Story)

Nov 6, 2018
The Baltimore Business Journal

Soaking rain, fog and flooded streets greeted voters on Tuesday, probably the worst weather you can have on Election Day. But the bad weather — and glitches at local polling places — didn't stop voters from casting ballots in an election that exemplifies the great divide the U.S. is seeing among its populace.

The Baltimore Business Journal

Amazon.com plans to split its second headquarters between two locations rather than picking one site. The Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud computing company is weighing evenly distributing its needs for up to 50,000 employees among the two areas, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday citing an unidentified person familiar with the matter. 

The latest Maryland election news from NPR.

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With the polls opening Tuesday, Maryland Republicans are hoping to break Democrats’ veto-proof majority in the state Senate by flipping five seats — an effort Republican leaders have dubbed the “drive for five.”

They’re looking at two districts in Baltimore County, one in Frederick County and one on the lower Eastern Shore, where incumbent Senator Jim Mathias is locked in a tough race with first term Delegate Mary Beth Carozza.

The Baltimore Business Journal

Center/West is preparing to lease its first 262 apartment units this month. The massive West Baltimore development in Poppleton near the University of Maryland BioPark has been in the works for about 14 years.

Mary Rose Madden / wypr

Back in 2008 and again in 2012 Maryland lawmakers and gambling advocates sold voters on slots and casinos by telling them all that revenue would boost the state's education budget. But that money only replaced existing funds rather than adding to them.

So, come Election Day in Maryland this year, voters will get to decide on an amendment to the state Constitution that would require that gambling revenues slated for schools be used to supplement existing money rather than replace it.

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This post has been updated.

It’s a windy autumn Saturday at the Bladensburg Festival del Rio, an annual event for environmental groups to entertain and educate Latinos about environmental issues.

There are tents set up with different activities for kids, a live band, and kayaking rides on the Anacostia. I’m here to ask Latinos voters how interested they are in the upcoming midterm election. Bayardo Lune, sits in the shade about to enjoy his lunch. He came to the US 20 years ago from Mexico and says he’s not sure if he’s going to vote on Tuesday.

The Baltimore Business Journal

Two of Baltimore's biggest events will be combined into one 10-day festival beginning next year. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts plans to join Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival into one event that will run from Nov. 1-Nov. 10, 2019. 

The Baltimore Business Journal

Amazon.com is looking to hire more than 2,000 seasonal workers for its distribution centers in Baltimore and Cecil County in the coming weeks.

The internet retailing giant is on the hunt for the auxiliary workers to help fill what is expected to be an avalanche of orders as the holiday shopping rush gears up.

The Baltimore Business Journal

A decision by the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents to retain the school's head football coach and athletic director in the wake of the death of lineman Jordan McNair has been met with anger and disappointment by many within the state

Among them is former UM board chair Jim Shea who called the decision “horrible.”

WYPR's General Election 2018 Coverage

Oct 31, 2018
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The WYPR News Team has been following the race for Baltimore County ExecutiveMidday has interviewed more than a dozen candidates for their 'Conversations with the Candidates' series, and below you'll find stories and interviews on election-related issues from On the Record, and more.   

You can listen and watch WYPR's live election coverage on November 6 from 8 pm - 11 pm. Find your polling place here

Dominique Maria Bonessi

Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation is in shambles, according to an audit released today.

An audit from the 2016—2017 fiscal year found that the department couldn’t document its claims about the safety of the city’s bridges, nor could it document docking fees at city marinas or keep track of the ridership on the city’s circulator buses.

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McCormick & Co. Inc. is widening its sustainability efforts.

The Hunt Valley spices and flavoring maker said Tuesday that 100 percent of its plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or able to be repurposed by 2025.

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