The Parkway to host PBS NewsHour talk on partisanship with Hogan and other governors

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From left: Gov. Larry Hogan, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

What do Govs. Larry Hogan, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania have in common, professionally speaking? Look to their approval ratings and polling numbers, and you’ll find they’ve successfully navigated highly partisan political climes—and, in Hogan’s case, even overcame a two-to-one disadvantage in voters’ party affiliation—to achieve strong support in their home states. They also were each handily re-elected to a second term this past November.

Archdiocese establishes independent system for reporting abuse, misconduct

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Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori. Photo via Archdiocese of Baltimore.

In response to a 2018 report from a Pennsylvania grand jury detailing years of abuse by Catholic priests, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is establishing a third-party system for reporting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by members of the church, Archbishop William E. Lori announced Tuesday morning.

Man charged with murder in shooting last month at Blarney Stone

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The outside of Blarney Stone Pub. Image via Google Street View.

Police have arrested and charged a 48-year-old man accused of fatally shooting someone after an argument last month at Fells Point’s Blarney Stone Pub.

Pugh appoints Baltimore’s first new permanent planning director in 10 years

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Photo via Southeast Community Development Corporation website

Longtime community planner Chris Ryer is returning to the Baltimore City Department of Planning next month to take over as its director.

Bill would require yearly training for all Baltimore hotel workers to spot human trafficking

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Councilman Kristerfer Burnett speaks inside City Hall. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

A bill introduced tonight by Councilman Kristerfer Burnett would require all hotel workers in the city–not just new hires–to be trained each year to notice the warning signs of human trafficking.

Utility companies offer relief to furloughed federal workers

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Federal government employees and contractors now in the third week of furlough thanks to the government shutdown can receive relief from their water and electricity bills.