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Marylanders Split Evenly Over Virtual, Hybrid Education Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Gonzales Poll Finds

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Marylanders are split evenly over whether schools in the state should continue virtual education amid the coronavirus pandemic or move to a hybrid in-person model, the latest Gonzales poll released Tuesday found. The poll found 37% of respondents favored virtual learning only while the same percentage were in favor of a combination of in-person and virtual learning. Twenty percent said schools should move to all in-person education. Nearly half of Democrats — 47% — favored online-only learning, while 40% of Republicans favored in-person classes. Despite major changes in the way students are learning, 61% of respondents […]Read full article >

With Week To Go Before Election, Biden Holds 25-Point Lead Over Trump In Maryland, Gonzales Poll Finds

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With just a week to go before Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden held a 25-point lead over incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in Maryland, the latest Gonzales poll found. The poll of 820 likely voters, which was conducted between October 19 and October 24 and has a 3.5% margin of error, found Biden had 58% support compared to Trump’s 33% statewide. Six percent of respondents said they were undecided and three percent said they would vote for a third-party candidate. Both Biden and Trump had strong support from within their own parties; 93% of Democrats said they would […]Read full article >
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Fire Reported At The Rosewood Center In Owings Mills Sunday; Two Vehicles Sought

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — Investigators are looking for two vehicles after a fire broke out at The Rosewood Center in Owings Mills Sunday night. The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports the fire broke out around 8:36 p.m. Sunday in a one-story wood building on the property in the 200 block of Rosewood Lane. Sixty firefighters put out the flames at the vacant building in around 90 minutes. No injuries were reported. While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, the fire marshal’s office said it’s looking for two vehicles of interest. Those vehicles are described as a blue “dually-style” pickup truck and a tan sports car. […]Read full article >
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Maryland Getting 1.8 Million Rapid COVID-19 Tests From Federal Government

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland is getting more than 1.8 million rapid coronavirus tests from the federal government, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. The 1,820,000 Abbott BinaxNOW rapid tests can give results in as little as 15 minutes, the agency said. Gov. Larry Hogan will have the final say on how to distribute them. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The federal government bought 150 million tests in late August and is “well underway” with distributing […]Read full article >

Judge Refuses To Block Maryland’s ‘No Boycott of Israel’ Measure

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit in which a Muslim civil rights group sought to block the state of Maryland from enforcing its ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake didn’t reach a decision on whether the executive order that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed in October 2017 is constitutional. The judge ruled that a software engineer who is named as the lawsuit’s plaintiff hasn’t shown he has suffered any “direct injury” giving him the legal standing to challenge the order. Hogan’s order requires contractors to certify in writing that they don’t […]Read full article >