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The Daily Dose 9-8-20

Sep 8, 2020

The virtual schoolyear has officially started in Maryland. Baltimore County has suffered more unemployment than anywhere else in the state. And a federal moratorium on evictions gives renters a reprieve for the rest of 2020.

The Daily Dose 8-31-20

Aug 31, 2020

A last-minute recommendation from the State Board of Ed would increase online instruction time for students this fall, and the CDC now says if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus but you’re not symptomatic, you don’t need to get tested. We’ll talk through the logic - and the politics - of that revision.

The Daily Dose 8-28-20

Aug 28, 2020

Tensions run high at a police reform meeting between lawmakers and law enforcement. Governor Hogan’s call for a swift return to in-person learning catches districts off-guard. The city suspends recycling collection. And preparations for mail-in ballots have begun in what is shaping up to be a fraught election process.

The Daily Dose 8-27-20

Aug 27, 2020
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Governor Hogan says Maryland schools need to come up with a plan to bring children back into classrooms. And the Baltimore City Council has an emotional debate over a bill to rename the Columbus monument to honor victims of police brutality.

The Daily Dose 8-20-20

Aug 20, 2020

The top headlines of the day, plus an update on Baltimore’s beleaguered Department of Public Works. And while most schools in the state are going with remote learning this fall, a small private academy in rural Maryland has opened its doors for a full return to classroom instruction. We check in to hear how it’s going, one week in.

The Daily Dose 8-13-20

Aug 13, 2020
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The state is cutting off its funding of universal testing for COVID-19 at nursing homes. Baltimore renters, already taking an economic hit during this pandemic, will have to wait longer before seeing any relief from the city’s high water bills. And some Maryland school superintendents lay out a plan for an eventual return to the classroom.

The Daily Dose 7-31-20

Jul 31, 2020
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Local election officials sound the alarm about enforcing masks and social distancing at the polls come November. And a Baltimore City Public Schools teacher shares a personal reflection on the challenges ahead for  the upcoming school year.

The Daily Dose 7-22-20

Jul 22, 2020
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Governor Hogan praises Maryland’s testing positivity rate, but says the under-35 crowd needs to do better. Baltimore's mayor requires residents to wear masks and halts indoor dining. And Baltimore County joins other districts in opting to start the school year with virtual instruction.

The Daily Dose 7-20-20

Jul 20, 2020
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City schools announce a virtual reopening, and Baltimore County school employees are calling for the same. Maryland is officially into phase two of its COVID-19 recovery plan, but residents aren’t all so quick to embrace the relaxed restrictions. Plus, an update on Baltimore’s rental assistance program.