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Parts of Maryland could see some winter weather today, as Thanksgiving travel gets underway. Gubernatorial hopeful Doug Gansler proposes offering eyeglasses to disadvantaged students. Baltimore City Council President “Jack” Young grills Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. And more.

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MD Congressman Steny Hoyer reacts to this weekend’s agreement between Iran and the US, which would see Iran’s nuclear program put on hold for the next six months. Plus: news from the MD GOP’s fall convention, Hogan plans to enter governor’s race, the proposed CSX terminal in Baltimore, and more.

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We look at Baltimore’s new crime fighting strategy. Updates on the 2014 governor’s race. A report on efforts to reduce health care costs in Anne Arundel County. Plus: the minimum wage, new indictments in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case, a proposed change to gun laws, and more.

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts agrees with the ACLU that more oversight is needed of so-called “stop and frisk” searches. Plus: Thanksgiving travel projections, casino projections, ICC use, paper ballots, MD’s ban on handheld cell phone use while driving, and more.

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Baltimore County teachers file grievance over Common Core requirements. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Vice President Joe Biden renew calls for a CSX transfer terminal. Plus: “stop and frisk,” housing in Baltimore County, the minimum wage, the PG casino, and more.

This story is the fourth installment in a five-part series on mental health care. Click here for the entire series.

Insurance Networks don't always  provide accurate - and adequate - networks.   At what point is a network that doesn't provide sufficient numbers of providers and information crossing the line? 


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An Amtrak train derailment on Monday night has led to significant delays for Penn Line MARC trains. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur wants Maryland to legalize and tax marijuana, and use the funds to expand pre-K education. Plus: news from the Baltimore City Council, and more.

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The Baltimore City Council is set to vote on bills addressing panhandling and the new “taxi tax.” Senator Ben Cardin is set to endorse Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial campaign. Plus: speed cameras, Baltimore homicides, Rawlings-Blake’s trip to Panama, Philippines relief, indoor tanning, and more.*

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Maryland lawmakers react to President Obama’s “fix” to the Affordable Care Act. Our series on mental healthcare concludes. Brown’s gubernatorial bid picks up support from two former Attorneys General. A look at the 2014 AG race. The latest on the Harbor Point development. And more.

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Just 1284 Marylanders signed up for health insurance using the state’s online exchange in October. Montgomery County Exec Leggett backs upping the minimum wage in his county. Plus, backlash over Baltimore’s taxi tax, Annapolis Alderman Arnett faces recall effort, “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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Gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur is set to announce Delman Coates as her running mate. Gansler calls for a ban on outside spending in governor’s race. Plus: proposed city school closures, plans to upgrade the Inner Harbor, the Hilton Baltimore, Harbor Point, “The Magic Pill,” and more.

This story is the third installment in a five-part series on mental health care. Click here for the entire series.

Millions of Americans are expected to have expanded mental health and substance abuse benefits under Obamacare and the 2008 Mental Health Parity Law.

This story is the second installment in a five-part series on mental health care. Click here for the entire series.

For years, having health insurance didn't necessarily mean you were covered for mental healthcare.  But, recent regulations from The White House aimed to fix that.  Think it can work?


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Anthony Brown has issued a five point plan aimed at helping Maryland’s veterans, a plan he hopes to implement if he’s elected governor next year. Another Democrat in the race – Heather Mizeur – will announce her running mate tomorrow. Plus, “The Magic Pill,” home sales, school discipline, and more.

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We round up the schedule changes in effect on this Veterans’ Day. A look at Mike Pantelides’ victory in the Annapolis mayoral race. Plus: the “rain tax,” the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore, yesterday’s Ravens’ victory, our new series “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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Vote counting in Annapolis will resume at noon Friday; the city’s mayoral race is still undecided. Governor O’Malley calls for a higher minimum wage, but doesn’t specify what it should be. Plus: BGF indictments, Ruppersberger on the governor’s race, Cardin calls on the House to approve ENDA, and more.

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The official vote canvas for Annapolis's mayoral race begins at 9 Thursday morning. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur proposes lowering income taxes for most Marylanders. A cougar sighting has been reported in Harford County. And more.

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Wednesday headlines from around the region.

Frederick Keeps Their Mayor; Annapolis Waits

WYPR's Karen Hosler and Joel McCord report on mayoral elections in Annapolis and Frederick.

The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit

Nov 5, 2013

The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit

For the second year, a local organization is aligning arts instruction with the new Common Core State Standards for math and English/language arts.

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Information about today's elections in Maryland. Plus: a delayed vote on a bill cracking down on panhandling in Baltimore, a look at rezoning in the city, stormwater fees in Anne Arundel, and more.

Voters in Annapolis and Frederick head to the polls tomorrow. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces additional food stamp funding. The EPA requests revisions to the Harbor Point Development plan. A look at integrating the arts with Common Core standards. And more.

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More video has surfaced of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler at a party that apparently included underage drinking. GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar’s campaign website is back online. Plus, progress on the proposed Baltimore Wal-Mart development, the end of Daylight Savings Time, and more.

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Thursday headlines from around the region.

How Health Care Reform May Affect The Undocumented

Oct 30, 2013

While many are trying to wade through the glitches in Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, there’s one specific group that won’t be able to get insurance, no matter what: undocumented immigrants.

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Wednesday headlines from around the region.

Let’s just say that as the Ravens return from their week off, coach John Harbaugh has his hands full on all fronts.

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Tuesday headlines from around the region.

Drivers and Regulators Tripped Up By New Tax

Oct 28, 2013

Since the beginning of October, taxi and limo services in Baltimore City have been required to add an extra fee on fares they charge. 

Thursday headlines from around the region.

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