Coming up short

Rain later, with highs in the upper 80s. Sun and clouds tomorrow with highs near 90.


City leaders still want the Red Line project to happen, despite Gov. Hogan announcing that the state wouldn’t move forward with the light rail line. A group of local politicians and business leaders want to have a sit-down meeting with the governor about how important the Red Line is to Baltimore’s development – though a Hogan spokesperson reiterated that the project is dead.

Hogan’s administration has not yet proposed an alternative transportation solution for Baltimore.


An experiment to control Medicare costs in Maryland hospitals appears to be working, saving $100 million in the first year. The state has a waiver that allows it to set its own Medicare payment rates. It’s wonky, but the tweak keeps hospital costs from rising faster than they have in other states.


Nine people were shot around Baltimore yesterday. Most of the victims’ injuries are not life-threatening, but a 21-year-old man is in grave condition after being shot in the head.

A chart of recent homicides in Baltimore hints that the worst of Baltimore’s recent outbreak of violence may be over.


On Friday, the city cleared a homeless encampment under the Route 40 overpass alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. City workers threw out most of the furniture and personal belongings at the camp, citing it as a public health hazard. Despite promises of aid from the city, residents of the encampment aren’t sure where they’ll end up.


Avhana Health, a startup developing better electronic medical record software, just received $750,000 in seed funding. The company was a part of the DreamIt Health Baltimore incubator’s first class of startups.


Ugly car to fight crime, somehow.


Let’s just skip ahead to the part with the hoverbikes. With Department of Defense funding, a UK company hopes to build a working hoverbike in Maryland over the next few years.