In the Booth with Liz Barrett, candidate for Board of Education

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Candidates for the Frederick County Board of Education sat down with Editor Allen Etzler and Education Reporter Emma Kerr to talk county-wide redistricting, Frederick High School's LYNX program, the recruitment of diverse teachers, school safety and more. 

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, remain in this non-partisan race: Karen Yoho, Cindy Rose, April Miller, Brad Young, Camden Raynor, Liz Barrett, Jay Mason and Kim Williams. Early voting begins Oct. 25, and Election Day is Nov. 6. Voters will select four candidates who each serve four-year terms.

Williams did not respond to multiple requests for her participation in this podcast. Rose declined to participate. 

In the Booth with Jay Mason, candidate for Board of Education

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Candidates for the Frederick County Board of Education sat down with Editor Allen Etzler and Education Reporter Emma Kerr to talk county-wide redistricting, Frederick High School's LYNX program, the recruitment of diverse teachers, school safety and more. 

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, remain in this non-partisan race: Karen Yoho, Cindy Rose, April Miller, Brad Young, Camden Raynor, Liz Barrett, Jay Mason and Kim Williams. Early voting begins Oct. 25, and Election Day is Nov. 6. Voters will select four candidates who each serve four-year terms.

Williams did not respond to multiple requests for her participation in this podcast. Rose declined to participate. 

In the Booth with April Miller, candidate for Board of Education

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Candidates for the Frederick County Board of Education sat down with Editor Allen Etzler and Education Reporter Emma Kerr to talk county-wide redistricting, Frederick High School's LYNX program, the recruitment of diverse teachers, school safety and more. 

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, remain in this non-partisan race: Karen Yoho, Cindy Rose, April Miller, Brad Young, Camden Raynor, Liz Barrett, Jay Mason and Kim Williams. Early voting begins Oct. 25, and Election Day is Nov. 6. Voters will select four candidates who each serve four-year terms.

Williams did not respond to multiple requests for her participation in this podcast. Rose declined to participate. 

In the Booth with Camden Raynor, candidate for Board of Education

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Candidates for the Frederick County Board of Education sat down with Editor Allen Etzler and Education Reporter Emma Kerr to talk county-wide redistricting, Frederick High School's LYNX program, the recruitment of diverse teachers, school safety and more. 

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, remain in this non-partisan race: Karen Yoho, Cindy Rose, April Miller, Brad Young, Camden Raynor, Liz Barrett, Jay Mason and Kim Williams. Early voting begins Oct. 25, and Election Day is Nov. 6. Voters will select four candidates who each serve four-year terms.

Williams did not respond to multiple requests for her participation in this podcast. Rose declined to participate. 

In the Booth with Karen Yoho, candidate for Board of Education

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Candidates for the Frederick County Board of Education sat down with Editor Allen Etzler and Education Reporter Emma Kerr to talk county-wide redistricting, Frederick High School's LYNX program, the recruitment of diverse teachers, school safety and more. 

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, remain in this non-partisan race: Karen Yoho, Cindy Rose, April Miller, Brad Young, Camden Raynor, Liz Barrett, Jay Mason and Kim Williams. Early voting begins Oct. 25, and Election Day is Nov. 6. Voters will select four candidates who each serve four-year terms.

Williams did not respond to multiple requests for her participation in this podcast. Rose declined to participate. 

In the Booth with Brad Young, candidate for Board of Education

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Candidates for the Frederick County Board of Education sat down with Editor Allen Etzler and Education Reporter Emma Kerr to talk county-wide redistricting, Frederick High School's LYNX program, the recruitment of diverse teachers, school safety and more. 

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, remain in this non-partisan race: Karen Yoho, Cindy Rose, April Miller, Brad Young, Camden Raynor, Liz Barrett, Jay Mason and Kim Williams. Early voting begins Oct. 25, and Election Day is Nov. 6. Voters will select four candidates who each serve four-year terms.

Williams did not respond to multiple requests for her participation in this podcast. Rose declined to participate. 

MD Senate District 3 debate between Ron Young (D) and Craig Giangrande (R)

Candidates for Maryland State Senate District 3 joined the In the Booth podcast to debate issues in their district and throughout the state ahead of the Nov. 6 election. The candidates answered questions regarding business and economic development, education, transportation, public safety and agriculture.

Craig Giangrande, the Republican challenger for the seat, criticized incumbent Sen. Ron Young for his record for his stances on immigration in the state and the senator’s hope to implement “safe houses” for heroin addicts to be able to get clean needles and be in a safe environment. Young defended his record in his two terms in the senate, and offered his hopes to improve mass transit system in Frederick County and throughout the state.

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In the Booth- Karl Bickel, (D), candidate for Sheriff

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Karl Bickel (D), hopes to finally oust Sheriff Chuck Jenkins in his second official campaign after failing to secure enough votes for a write-in campaign against the three-term incumbent in 2010.

Bickel has called for a more progressive and unilateral approach to the opioid epidemic, as well as a close re-evaluation of Jenkins' agreements with federal immigration partners, which he believes could come with a heavy price.

In the Booth- Chuck Jenkins (R), candidate for Sheriff

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Incumbent Sheriff Chuck Jenkins (R) hopes to win his fourth term in office come this November, running on a platform that he has managed the county's opioid crisis well and has helped stem the tide whenever possible given his role.

Jenkins also defended his close ties to federal immigration partners. In particular, Jenkins said his involvement in the 287(g) program has kept gang violence at bay in Frederick County throughout his tenure. 

MD Senate District 4 debate between Michael Hough (R) and Jessica Douglass (D)

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State Senator Michael Hough (R) and his District 4 democratic challenger Jessica Douglass debate roads, MARC service, public education and healthcare in this episode of In the Booth. The candidates sit down with host Allen Etzler and state house reporter Samantha Hogan to discuss their visions for Maryland and Frederick County if elected Nov. 4.

Hough, the incumbent, says he's running on his record having served on Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes task force, Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council and Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities. Douglass, a high school English teacher, seeks to unseat him and serve her first term in public office. Her goal is to be present and listen to constituents needs.

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In the Booth with Susan Reeder Jesse, candidate for County Council At-large

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Susan Reeder Jesse, a Democrat seeking an At-large seat on the Frederick County Council, sat down with host Allen Etzler and News-Post reporter Mallory Panuska to discuss a variety of county issues, ranging everywhere from school construction fees and affordable housing to opioid abuse and property taxes.

Voters will elect two County Council At-large members during the upcoming general election. The members will represent  the entire county, will serve four-year terms and make $22,500 each. Early voting for the election begins Oct. 25 and the Election Day is set Nov. 6.

Be sure to also give a listen to separate podcast episodes featuring other At-large candidates fellow Democrat Kai Hagen, unaffiliated incumbent Bud Otis and Republicans Danny Farrar and Phil Dacey.

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In the Booth with Phil Dacey, candidate for County Council At-large

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Phil Dacey, a Republican seeking an At-large seat on the Frederick County Council, sat down with host Allen Etzler and News-Post reporter Mallory Panuska to discuss a variety of county issues, ranging everywhere from school construction fees and affordable housing to opioid abuse and property taxes.

Voters will elect two County Council At-large members during the upcoming general election. The members will represent  the entire county, will serve four-year terms and make $22,500 each. Early voting for the election begins Oct. 25 and the Election Day is set Nov. 6.

Be sure to also give a listen to separate podcast episodes featuring other At-large candidates fellow Republican Danny Farrar, unaffiliated incumbent Bud Otis and Democrats Susan Reeder Jesse and Kai Hagen.

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In the Booth with Kai Hagen, candidate for County Council At-large

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Kai Hagen, a Democrat seeking an At-large seat on the Frederick County Council, sat down with host Allen Etzler and News-Post reporter Mallory Panuska to discuss a variety of county issues, ranging everywhere from school construction fees and affordable housing to opioid abuse and property taxes.

Voters will elect two County Council At-large members during the upcoming general election. The members will represent  the entire county, will serve four-year terms and make $22,500 each. Early voting for the election begins Oct. 25 and the Election Day is set Nov. 6.

Be sure to also give a listen to separate podcast episodes featuring fellow At-large candidates Democrat Susan Reeder Jesse, Republicans Phil Dacey and Danny Farrar and unaffiliated incumbent Bud Otis.

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In the Booth with Danny Farrar, candidate for County Council At-large

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Danny Farrar, a Republican seeking an At-large seat on the Frederick County Council, sat down with host Allen Etzler and News-Post reporter Mallory Panuska to discuss a variety of county issues, ranging everywhere from school construction fees and affordable housing to opioid abuse and property taxes.

Voters will elect two County Council At-large members during the upcoming general election. The members will represent  the entire county, will serve four-year terms and make $22,500 each. Early voting for the election begins Oct. 25 and the Election Day is set Nov. 6.

Be sure to also give a listen to separate podcast episodes featuring At-large candidates Democrats Kai Hagen and Susan Reeder Jesse, Republicans Phil Dacey and unaffiliated incumbent Bud Otis.

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In the Booth with Bud Otis, candidate for County Council At-large

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Bud Otis, who is running unaffiliated to retain his At-large seat on the Frederick County Council, sits down with host Allen Etzler and News-Post reporter Mallory Panuska to discuss a variety of county issues, ranging everywhere from school construction fees and affordable housing to opioid abuse and property taxes.

Voters will elect two County Council At-large members during the upcoming general election. The members will represent  the entire county, will serve four-year terms and make $22,500 each. Early voting for the election begins Oct. 25 and the Election Day is set Nov. 6.

Be sure to also give a listen to separate podcast episodes featuring At-large candidates Democrats Kai Hagen and Susan Reeder Jessee, and Republicans Phil Dacey and Danny Farrar.

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In Session 2018 - General Assembly Wrap-up

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The News-Post politics team is back in the same studio as we put a wrap on the 2018 General Assembly in Annapolis. Host Colin McGuire and political reporters Danielle E. Gaines and Kelsi Loos discuss what bills passed, what died on the vine and the most interesting headlines during the session. Be sure to keep an eye on this feed as primary season gears up as we'll highlight a bevy of races prior to the general election.

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In Session 2018 - Week Twelve

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On this week's episode of the In Session Podcast host Colin McGuire is joined by political reporters Danielle E. Gaines and Kelsi Loos to talk about developments in Annapolis in the General Assembly. The team discusses lawmakers' passing of an operating budget, a couple environmental bills, an unconventional Easter egg fundraiser and a preview of a special episode covering Danielle's coverage of oral arguments at the Supreme Court, which has taken up a case about gerrymandering in Maryland.

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In Session 2018 - Week Eleven

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With crossover day behind us, the team takes a look at bills that made it out of the senate and will head to the house for consideration and vice versa. Host Colin McGuire gets updates on the budgets of both the state and Frederick County from News-Post political reporters Danielle E. Gaines and Kelsi Loos. Danielle discusses her upcoming trip to the Supreme Court of the United States to hear oral arguments in a gerrymandering case affecting Maryland.

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In Session 2018 - Week Ten

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With crossover day looming, News-Post political reporters Danielle E. Gaines and Kelsi Loos check in with host Colin McGuire to provide updates on the goings on in Annapolis. Among other topics, the team discusses the state budget, possible salary increase for state employees, a ban on Bump Stocks passed by the House of Delegates, mandatory micro-chipping (and Colin's fear of said subject) and a push to retire the state song- "Maryland, My Maryland."

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