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Kate Amara

Baltimore, MD
Washington Correspondent

WBAL TV Anchor/Reporter, Links & RTs aren't endorsements. Opinions are my own

Open enrollment for health insurance begins next week

wbaltv.com — It's time for open enrollment for health insurance, and there are some changes this time around. Created under the federal Affordable Care Act, the Maryland Health Exchange is a place for people to buy health insurance who can't get it through their jobs.

Voter registration deadline looms in Maryland

wbaltv.com — The deadline to register to vote in Maryland is Tuesday at 9 p.m., but there are a couple of caveats to that deadline. WBAL-TV Voters' Guide: Candidates on the Issues, polling place locations, early voting information Tuesday at 9 p.m. is a postmark deadline for anyone sending in their registration form by mail.

16th Baltimore Running Festival shapes up to be memorable for many reasons

wbaltv.com — Against the backdrop of the Navy's Blue Angels and Fleet Week, the 16th annual Baltimore Running Festival is shaping up to be a memorable one. There might be a possible historic finish Saturday if defending men's marathon champ Dave Berdan breaks the tape for a third time. "It's local. It's home.

ACLU report: Baltimore police used social media aggregator during unrest

wbaltv.com — Police in Baltimore and around the nation have come under fire recently for using tech tools for surveillance, and the issue came up again this week after the American Civil Liberties Union highlighted the Police Department's use of an aggregator called Geofeedia.

Maryland resources on standby to help hurricane-ravaged areas

wbaltv.com — U.S. military assets are heading to Haiti to provide assistance in wake of Hurricane Matthew, officials said Friday. Meanwhile, Maryland is sending personnel and resources to areas on the Atlantic Coast, which have already been hit, or are about to get walloped.

Annapolis homicide rates soar

wbaltv.com — Annapolis is now grappling with a dubious distinction: 2016 has marked the most homicides in the city's history. There have been nine homicides in one year. It's the most homicides recorded in Annapolis since the city started keeping records. The soaring murder stats have some residents calling for action, and that includes Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides.

Heavy rains flood Eastern Shore

wbaltv.com — While flooding fears have receded in the Baltimore area, it's a much different story on the Eastern Shore, where heavy rain flooded roads and homes. Wicomico County officials said 17 roads were washed out or damaged by floodwaters. Flooding at the Canal Woods condominiums in Salisbury forced residents to find shelter elsewhere.

More pest complaints surface at Baltimore's courts

wbaltv.com — It appears complaints about possible pests have spread from the Mitchell Courthouse across the street to Courthouse East. A court clerk told 11 News Wednesday that she found a bedbug in Room 540 in Courthouse East.

Candidates hope debate will help win over undecided voters

wbaltv.com — Two nominees for president who appear to be such polar opposites will walk out onto the debate stage Monday night with the same task. "It's like watching a train wreck," WBAL NewsRadio 1090 AM "C4 Show" host Clarence Mitchell IV said. From talk radio to the dinner table, the first Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump showdown is generating unprecedented interest.

Cardin's opioid meeting seeks to head off overdose deaths

wbaltv.com — Maryland's opioid epidemic brought U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin to Cecil County Friday morning to meet with doctors, law enforcement officials and substance-abuse specialists. The visit was part of an effort to figure out a way to stop the number of overdose deaths from climbing.
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Oct 26, 2016

Candidates agreed, Goucher & wash post polls, 15% threshold RT @dbetzel: .@kateamaraWBAL which polls, who validates the polls?

Oct 26, 2016

@KathyforMD lands zinger "i'll tell you what women hate: having someone mansplain what we want in a debate." #mdsenatedebate

Oct 26, 2016

#mdsenatedebate both agree no US combat troops in Syria KS: ima proud army daughter CVH: ima early opponent of Iraq war

Oct 26, 2016

both in #mdsenatedebate agree on key economic driver @ChrisVanHollen “remember it begins with education" from K-12 & beyond

Oct 26, 2016

then @KathyforMD works in local ties, Severna Park High School & her HS boyfriend..and one liner "you can't export your plumber to China" https://t.co/6zM1J8Nois

Oct 26, 2016

next slate of question in #mdsenatedebate on economy. both push support for port, howard street tunnel, tax reform, education

Oct 26, 2016

Quest #2: Affordable Care Act what changes would u make if any? calm, measured party-line answers from both candidates

Oct 26, 2016

quest #1: on Donald Trump: CVH says Trump a disaster 4 country. KS says she supports 1st amendment rights for everyone

Oct 26, 2016

more audience members interrupting... take 3 begins now. also, dr. Flowers was included in Goucher Poll & Wash Post poll: low single digits

Oct 26, 2016

also, controversy over polling thresholds for inclusion in debates is not new. debate now underway 20 min late.

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