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State House press room could be renamed to honor Capital Gazette shooting victims

State House press room could be renamed to honor Capital Gazette shooting victims

Maryland’s top political leaders are supporting a plan to rename the State House’s main media work area in honor of the five employees who were killed at The Capital newspaper office last year.

House Speaker Michael E. Busch, a Democrat who represents the Annapolis area, is proposing to honor the victims by renaming the space affectionately known as “the bullpen” or “the press pit.”

“I’d like to dedicate the room for those that lost their life in The Capital shooting and to honor the profession of journalism and those who are dedicated to it,” Busch said in an interview Monday.

On June 28, 2018, a gunman burst into the newspaper’s office on Bestgate Road in Annapolis,

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