Opening up University of Maryland police logs

This online dashboard scrapes the University of Maryland Police Department’s website every morning and aggregates data from the arrest logs into one source. You can explore patterns by year, incident type and race.

Aggregated data masks Asian disparities in Maryland and US

Aggregated race data – which lumps Asians into one category despite their different countries of origin – is masking health and educational disparities in Asian American communities, people across Maryland and the country told Capital News Service.

In move to electric vehicles, Maryland is doing better than most

Weaning the nation off of gas-fueled vehicles might be easier said than done, although Maryland is doing better than most states.

Printing Hate

Annapolis

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom adds four Maryland sites

With the collaboration of historians and state agencies, four new locations have been added to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom bringing Maryland’s total to over 90 designated listings.

Maryland General Assembly elects Davis state treasurer

The Maryland General Assembly on Thursday elected longtime Delegate Dereck Davis as the new state treasurer.

Legislature overrides Hogan’s congressional map veto

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan, R, to officially pass a congressional redistricting plan favored by Democrats.

Baltimore police reform pilot program diverts 911 calls

Baltimore’s 911 diversion pilot program, a program that routes some behavior calls to specially trained personnel rather than traditional police, has been lauded as a success by lawmakers and police since its launch on June 16.

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Washington D.C.

D.C. Council introduces a bill that would require all eligible students to be vaccinated

Washington – A new bill in the D.C. Council would require all students eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated by December 15. The bill was introduced on October 4 and would apply to all students in public,…

RSV cases spike, as parents worry about their children’s safety

Doctors have seen a recent spike in RSV cases across the nation, at a time when it is usually not expected. RSV usually peaks in the winter months of January and February, and now coupled with COVID, parents are concerned with how to keep their children safe.

DC making moves to tackle food insecurity among low income residents

Washington – DC Health partnered with FRESHFARM to provide fresh produce to low income residents through Produce Plus,  a supplemental assistance program overseen by DC Health. Beginning this summer, FRESHFARM will manage the program to connect local farmers and vendors…

Asked about late mail, postmaster general will give late response

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s congressional delegation awaits a response from a letter it sent on Nov. 22 to embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about the United States Postal Service’s preparations to deliver mail on time during the holiday season. The delegation’s…

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Maryland

Diversity among Big Ten head coaches

College Park, MD- As diversity in sports becomes a more prominent issue, Power 5 conferences are beginning to make strides in the coaching ranks. Head Coaches Mike Locksley and Marisa Moseley reflect on their experiences as Black head coaches in…

Greenbelt passes a referendum to study possible reparations for Black and Native American residents

Greenbelt, MD – Greenbelt County Council passes a historic referendum that will study possible reparations for its African American and Native American residents. Voted on by the residents, the city council will create a 21-person commission to review the reparation…

Montgomery county business managers conflicted as the mask mandate lift is extended

Rockville, MD – Montgomery county extended the lift of its indoor mask mandate but the decision might be temporary. The uncertainty has caused some confusion and concern, especially among people who have businesses to run. The mandate might be reinstated…

Spacecraft Lucy launches to space on a mission to discover

Greenbelt, MD – Lucy is a first-of-its-kind mission for NASA that will explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids to learn more about how our solar system came to exist. Lead by Greenbelt’s own NASA Goddard, Lucy is expected to travel 4 billion…

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