Hogan touts new vaccine during stadium site visit

Authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s 1-dose vaccine would provide a huge boost to Maryland’s efforts to fill the gulf of supply in the state’s vaccine reserves

Maryland bill would charge companies for carbon pollution

Maryland lawmakers would charge fees on fossil fuels and high-emissions vehicles to reduce pollution within the state — and send the first $350 million annually to fund schools — under a bill in the state’s General Assembly.

Legislators hope to sweeten lemonade stand restrictions

A bill passing through the Maryland General Assembly could stop local governments from regulating lemonade stands, allowing minors to serve nonalcoholic drinks on private property without restriction.

Saltwater Invasion

Annapolis

Maryland bill would combat menstrual inequities

Maryland health departments and social service agencies would distribute free menstrual hygiene products to low-income households should a bill in the state Legislature pass this session.

Pandemic could change the oyster industry for good

Oyster farmers, watermen and restoration groups are trying to keep the seafood industry alive, despite restaurant closures, decreases in revenue and restoration logistics made increasingly difficult by the pandemic.

Hogan touts new vaccine during stadium site visit

Authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s 1-dose vaccine would provide a huge boost to Maryland’s efforts to fill the gulf of supply in the state’s vaccine reserves

Many Maryland schools set to reopen Monday

Many of Maryland’s most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s push to reopen schools by March 1.

Nowhere To Go

Washington D.C.

Biden taps three for Postal Service board; signals possible move on DeJoy 

President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three people to fill vacancies on the United States Postal Service Board of Governors. The nominations came the same day Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologized to a congressional panel about poor mail service but…

What’s next for the struggling U.S. Postal Service?

Almost two months into the new year, the U.S. Postal Service is still juggling massive delays, budget issues and operational challenges, compounded by the many obstacles of 2020. Under fire from congressional critics and the general public, Postmaster General and…

Senate acquits Trump of inciting Capitol attack, though bipartisan majority finds him guilty

WASHINGTON –  While a bipartisan Senate majority on Saturday found former President Donald Trump guilty of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the votes fell short of the necessary threshold to convict him, and ultimately Trump was acquitted for a historic second time. The 57-43 vote…

Trump’s defense opens and closes; Senate may vote on conviction Saturday

Former president Donald Trump’s legal team began and completed their defense on Friday, arguing that their client’s words were protected by the First Amendment, that he was not given fair access to due process and that impeaching him would set…

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Maryland

A Maryland House bill is working to help patients with medical debt

Silver Spring, MD – Between 2009 and 2018, Maryland Hospitals have sued patients more than 145,000 times over unpaid medical bills, according to National Nurses United. A bill in the Maryland House aims to put a stop to patients losing their income and housing over unpaid bills that can be under $1,000.

Many Maryland schools set to reopen Monday

Many of Maryland’s most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s push to reopen schools by March 1.

COVID on Campus: Student experiences in quarantine

In 2020, COVID-19 spread across the country and impacted all ways of life. College life significantly changed in the United States due to the coronavirus, changing higher education and social life. We talked to students across the U.S. about their experiences in quarantine during their Fall 2020 term. Explore the map in the video to hear their stories.

Court ruling on DACA a relief for Marylanders ‘in limbo’

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that prevents some residents brought to the United States as children from being deported, is being restored to its former, Obama-era policies after a ruling on Dec. 4 that overturned the Trump administration’s attempt to limit and eventually end the program.

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