Politics & Business

Boyd Rutherford On Why Baltimore Should Host 2026 World Cup Matches

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Though the 2026 FIFA World Cup is six years off, Maryland officials are making their pitch to bring soccer’s biggest tournament to the Old Line State. A team spearheaded by Maryland Sports executive director Terry Hasseltine and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford presented its bid to FIFA officials July 20, seeking to secure Baltimore as one of the American host cities during the tournament.

Maryland’s average rate of positive tests dips below 4 percent for first time

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland’s seven-day average rate of coronavirus tests that have come back positive reached 3.9 percent, marking the first time that average has dipped below 4 percent since the beginning of the pandemic, state data show.

Coworking while distancing: How Baltimore’s shared workspaces are reopening

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Like many coworking spaces, Spark Baltimore has started members only.

Around the city, Baltimore’s shared workspaces are starting to reopen. But those coworking and makerspaces that many left in March amid pandemic orders are doing things a little differently these days.

With the latest phase of government-ordered mandates requiring capacity limits and social distancing still very much a part of our lives, there are new measures that must be put in place. Given that coworking spaces are often testing grounds for new ideas about how to work, we reached out to some of the area’s leading voices to see how it was all working.

Average positive coronavirus test rate remains higher for younger Marylanders than older residents

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The rate of positive coronavirus tests remains higher for Marylanders younger than 35 compared to Marylanders older than 35, according to data released by the state today.

Maryland health officials on Thursday began including a breakdown of positive testing rates among those two age ranges.

Maryland casinos report nearly $140M in revenue in first month after reopening

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Horseshoe CasinoMaryland’s six casinos have completed their first full month of operation since their closure on March 16, generating $139,920,018 in gaming revenue. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the casinos reopened at 50 percent capacity, implemented temperature screenings, and required facemasks for both employees and patrons.

Building a civic life in the time of Trump

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Eric Liu Headshot
Liu is the featured speaker at Leadership Howard County Big Event

We know our politics are broken.

We yell at each other on Twitter and trade dark secrets culled from shadowy corners of the web. We live in different realities from each other. The world some of us see on the screen of Fox News is nothing like the world others of us live in daily on MSNBC.

The problems of our polarization and fear have been well-diagnosed. So where are the solutions? Eric Liu has a few.

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increase slightly with uptick of acute care patients

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased slightly on Wednesday, with an uptick in the number of COVID-19 patients in acute care, state data show.

Gov. Hogan and five other governors sign pact for 3 million antigen tests

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The BD antigen test delivers results in 15 minutes on a portable instrument. PRNewsfoto/BD (Becton, Dickinson)

Governors from Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia have joined Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in a bipartisan interstate compact with the Rockefeller Foundation to expand the use of rapid response antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Maryland sees four-day decline in newly reported coronavirus cases

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The number of new COVID-19 cases that Maryland reports per day has decreased for four consecutive days, state data show.

Maryland has confirmed at least 91,854 coronavirus cases, while 880,492 people have tested negative as of Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Maryland’s coronavirus hospitalizations decrease slightly

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Maryland decreased slightly by five patients on Monday after dropping by 39 patients on Sunday, according to data that the state released today.

Before that, the number of Marylanders hospitalized due to COVID-19 had been rising for about three weeks, and the state still has over 100 more coronavirus patients than it did a month ago.

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