U.S. Capitol fencing returns ahead of January 6 riot defendants rally

Security fencing was installed Wednesday around the United States Capitol Building ahead of a Saturday rally supporting those jailed in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

Maryland to start Apple’s electronic credentials program

Maryland is one of eight states to adopt Apple’s new digital driver’s license program. This event is the result of 2019 state legislation for electronic credentials coming to fruition.

Broad coalition launches effort to help resettle Afghan refugees; Hogan urges aid

Following the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan, this new initiative, Welcome.US, allows Americans to easily donate money to frontline organizations, host families or provide essential services.

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Annapolis

Centuries-old founding documents, letter on display in Annapolis

Early and immediate newspaper printings of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as historic engravings of the declaration, are on display at the Annapolis State House until Nov. 14, 2021.

Annapolis Latinos League provides safe space for players and spectators

Annapolis, MD- The Annapolis Latinos League was formed in 2018 by a single man, Kleber Llivichuzca. Llivichuzca created it with the intention of giving the Latino community a safe space to gather, free of drugs, alcohol and bad language.

Opioid use, fentanyl deaths spike amid pandemic

After a noteworthy decline in opioid-related deaths in 2019, preliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids, particularly fentanyl, according to the Opioid Operational Command Center annual report. Officials blame the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing a new wave of anti-Asian hate in Maryland

Lawmakers, state leaders and hate crime victims say that Maryland’s government and law enforcement agencies must improve their capabilities for addressing the recent rise in anti-Asian hate in the state. Asian American and Pacific Islander victims and their communities must feel safe reporting incidents for Maryland’s strong hate crime statute to be effective, one lawyer said.

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Washington D.C.

Despite TSA mandate, some Metro riders aren’t masked

WASHINGTON – Norah Riester was on her way home from a Washington Nationals game on a Friday evening when she encountered unmasked passengers in Metro rail cars.  The first car she boarded contained about four or five riders who were…

U.S. Capitol fencing returns ahead of January 6 riot defendants rally

Security fencing was installed Wednesday around the United States Capitol Building ahead of a Saturday rally supporting those jailed in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

Broad coalition launches effort to help resettle Afghan refugees; Hogan urges aid

Following the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan, this new initiative, Welcome.US, allows Americans to easily donate money to frontline organizations, host families or provide essential services.

‘These Lights, Which Shine’: A 9/11 20th anniversary tribute by the U.S. Marine Band

Marine Band Assistant Director Maj. Ryan J. Nowlin drew inspiration from a Yiddish poem, “Yeish Kochavin,” for the composition.

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Maryland

Maryland to start Apple’s electronic credentials program

Maryland is one of eight states to adopt Apple’s new digital driver’s license program. This event is the result of 2019 state legislation for electronic credentials coming to fruition.

Centuries-old founding documents, letter on display in Annapolis

Early and immediate newspaper printings of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as historic engravings of the declaration, are on display at the Annapolis State House until Nov. 14, 2021.

Judge dies of apparent suicide after federal arrest attempt

Caroline County Circuit Court Judge Jonathan G. Newell is dead after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Hogan announces boosters for people 65+ in nursing homes

Marylanders 65 and over living in congregate care facilities, including nursing homes, are eligible for COVID-19 booster shots effective immediately.

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