Programs adapt to feed hungry in Maryland during pandemic

Government programs, food banks and nonprofit organizations aiding people who struggle to put food on the table have had to adapt to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and they say stress levels have moved beyond typical levels.

CDC says no to clearing encampments during coronavirus outbreak

People living in outdoor homeless encampments should not be evicted during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus unless they can be moved to individual housing units, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended.

An American stranded in Europe by the COVID-19 pandemic: a personal story

AMSTERDAM – I walked hand in hand with my boyfriend along the Looiersgracht Canal to the soft tune of a piano, which had floated sleepily out of a nearby third floor window for only us to hear, and as we…

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Annapolis

Maryland bill would ease rules for mortician apprenticeships

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An emergency bill would deaden the requirement that Maryland mortuary science students must complete the majority of their education prior to starting an apprenticeship. House bill 106, a bipartisan effort from Delegates Susan Krebs, R-Carroll, and Joseline…

Maryland preps resources as coronavirus cases grow

The announcement came amid a push for state resources to battle the growing crisis.

Bill in General Assembly would increase the tax credit for living organ donors

After returning home from Iraq, Army veteran Kellen Leech, who was deployed three times over the course of 14 year, wrestled with his mental health: PTSD, survivor’s guilt and depression — until he read a Facebook post about Ellery Payton.
Payton’s previous kidney transplant failed, and in 2012 he needed another one; Leech, a Prince George’s County, Maryland, resident, decided he wanted to donate his.

Maryland bill strives to include tourism minority groups

Under a bill in the Maryland General Assembly, data would be gathered on how the funding for the tourism industry is divided and attempt to divide the funding with equity.

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Washington D.C.

Coronavirus roundup: Deaths pass 6,500, jobless rate rises, other developments

WASHINGTON —  There are now 257,773 cases of the coronavirus and 6,574 deaths due to the pandemic in the United States as of Friday afternoon, according to John Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering data dashboard. The White…

An American stranded in Europe by the COVID-19 pandemic: a personal story

AMSTERDAM – I walked hand in hand with my boyfriend along the Looiersgracht Canal to the soft tune of a piano, which had floated sleepily out of a nearby third floor window for only us to hear, and as we…

With rise of Trump came rise of white nationalism, critics say

WASHINGTON – Thomas Rousseau, a 21-year-old originally from a suburban Dallas, Texas, home, was once a Boy Scout that wrote a conservative opinion column and drew cartoons for his high school’s student newspaper, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. …

Coronavirus update: Deaths soar, supplies remain short, convention rescheduled

WASHINGTON —  The federal government offered increased financial aid to communities Thursday as states continued pleading for more medical equipment to address the novel coronavirus in preparation for the pandemic’s peak. Over 234,460 cases and almost 5,650 deaths were confirmed…

Maryland

Programs adapt to feed hungry in Maryland during pandemic

Government programs, food banks and nonprofit organizations aiding people who struggle to put food on the table have had to adapt to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and they say stress levels have moved beyond typical levels.

Gov. Larry Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland in response to coronavirus

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order Monday to expand the measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

This is what happens to votes after a candidate withdraws from the Democratic presidential primary

Absentee ballots, early voting and mail-in only elections have been expanded with the intention of increasing voter turnout and making voting more accessible. In a highly contested and fast-moving race such as the Democratic presidential primary, there are unintended consequences.

Coronavirus causes new health and travel protocols

Scientists are struggling to understand what’s known as COVID-19, as officials trying to manage the outbreak develop testing protocols and limit international travel.

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