Hate Crimes Increase Across State; New Poll Shows Hogan With Commanding Lead in Governor Race

Hate Crimes Increase Across State; New Poll Shows Hogan With Commanding Lead in Governor Race

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Hate crimes increase across state

A newly released report from state officials shows hate crimes increased by about 100 incidents in the past year. According to police, there were 398 hate crimes reported in Maryland in 2017, many of which occurred in Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. [WHAG]

New poll shows Hogan with commanding lead in governor race

A poll released this week by Gonzalez Research & Marketing Strategies shows incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan holds an 18 percent lead over his Democratic rival Ben Jealous. The same poll shows Democrat Brian Frosh up by only nine points in the attorney general’s race over Republican challenger Craig Wolf. [Baltimore Sun]

Some say Takoma Park temporary crosswalk is unsafe

A temporary crosswalk at the intersection of Piney Branch Road and Sligo Creek Parkway in Takoma Park isn’t doing much to protect pedestrians from oncoming traffic, some locals say. Many cyclists, pedestrians and local officials have called the near-miss crashes at the intersection “terrifying” and “horrific,” highlighted by video captured by a driver on Monday that shows a young boy on a bicycle narrowly avoiding a passing vehicle while attempting to cross the street. [Fox 5]

Mostly cloudy today

Expect another warm, but cloudy day, with temperatures peaking around 80 degrees. Overnight, temperatures could dip to about 70 degrees.

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