Orioles, Navy partnership will include 2019 exhibition game in Annapolis

The Naval Academy and Baltimore Orioles are partnering on several joint events, a deal struck after a multi-year exhibition game agreement between Navy and the Washington Nationals dissolved last year over territorial issues.

Under the agreement, the Orioles will host an Army vs. Navy doubleheader at Camden Yards on March 25 as well as a “Navy Day” for midshipmen in August. The Orioles will also travel to Annapolis for an exhibition game against another MLB team in March 2019, and will host…

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‘MAGA’ hats or #MeToo at polls? Justices appear split

The U.S. Supreme Court appears divided on the right of people to wear “Make America Great Again” hats or #MeToo buttons when they vote. Hearing arguments Wednesday in a case that could redefine First Amendment rights on Election Day, the justices scrutinized a Minnesota law that bars political apparel at the polls. They peppered the …

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Gun-rights advocates bash Md.’s proposed bump stock ban

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to ban the possession or use of bump stocks on guns drew heavy criticism Wednesday from gun-rights advocates who said the bill could be dangerous for weaker shooters and turn sportsmen into criminals while doing nothing to prevent mass shootings. But supporters of the measure said banning the trigger enhancers would be …

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Md. prescription drug price bill poses threat, industry warns

ANNAPOLIS — Drug manufacturers warned legislators Wednesday that a proposal aimed at keeping prescription drug prices low could harm Maryland’s biotechnology industry. The legislation would create a commission to review drug prices in Maryland, but that could decrease outside investment in the state’s industry, advocates said. “(The legislation would) take away incentives for manufacturers to …

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The Daily Record launches 2018 Reader Rankings awards

One year ago this month, The Daily Record introduced Reader Rankings to Maryland’s business and legal professionals. More than 145 winners in over 45 categories were recognized by readers who cast their ballots for the companies they found the best of the best. Reader Rankings returns for 2018, but with some changes and additions – …

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Hogan proposes $175 million for school safety measures

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday vowed to pump up to $175 million into school safety projects as part of a multi-faceted proposal he said was aimed at making schools safer in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school. The money comes with a catch. Hogan wants the legislature to pass …

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Exclusive: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center plans $469 million overhaul, expansion

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has laid out a $469 million renovation and construction plan to help the hospital modernize its over 80-year-old facilities and keep up with regional competitors.

Bayview recently filed a certificate of need with the state’s Medical Health Care Commission, seeking approval for the new project. The documents outlined plans to make renovations to two existing hospital buildings and add an entirely new seven-level inpatient building, complete with four large new…

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Busch presented with MICUA Presidents’ Award

Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch received the Maryland Independent College & University Association’s Presidents’ Award Wednesday for his devotion to college access and the advancement of knowledge. The award is presented to leaders who have made contributions to independent higher education, advocated for college access and opportunity and student choice and who …

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