Confusion over federal eviction moratorium led to selective enforcement

A two-month investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism found that while the federal and state moratoriums dramatically decreased eviction filings in April and May, cracks in the federal law appeared immediately.

As the wealthy move in, homeless people are pushed out

Communities nationwide — including just blocks from the White House — are struggling with the growing number of tent cities.

In many cities, it’s illegal to beg for food or money

It’s illegal to sleep on a park bench. It’s illegal to stand in one place for too long. In hundreds of American cities, it’s a crime to be homeless.

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Annapolis

Hogan’s political future tied to Maryland’s economic recovery

Grappling with the greatest test of his term, Gov. Larry Hogan has been lauded for his leadership by experts who say his focus on facts and the future have saved lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Collegiate coaches moving forward through coronavirus concerns

Athlete eligibility and scholarship availability are two of the biggest questions college coaches are now tasked with moving forward as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States.

Annapolis theaters share financial and cancelation concerns as COVID-19 spreads

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Annapolis theaters and stage performers are struggling to keep afloat with financial concerns and show practices.

Maryland bill would ease rules for mortician apprenticeships

An emergency bill would deaden the requirement that Maryland mortuary science students must complete the majority of their education prior to starting an apprenticeship.

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Washington D.C.

Smoke from western fires leaves D.C. area as winds arrive – but it may return

The smoke that hung over much of the East Coast this week may be dissipating with the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Sally, but the fires in California are still burning and the smoke may be back.

As globe warms, costs rise for Alaska military bases

The detrimental effect of global warming is pushing up the cost of ongoing operations at three of Alaska’s four major U.S. military bases: Eielson, Fort Wainwright and Clear Air Force Base.

Extreme heat, coronavirus hitting urban poor hardest, House committee finds

Environmental activists drew connections between the disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus and extreme heat on communities of color in a virtual hearing Tuesday of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

A familiar face rejoins Maryland’s congressional delegation

Kweisi Mfume, 71, once again is representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, which includes parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and the majority of Howard County. The district formerly was represented by Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last October.

Maryland

Legacy of slavery, segregation influences debate over removing Confederate statue in Maryland

When residents here describe their town, they describe a paradise. There’s no crime and everyone—black and white—gets along in neighborhoods just a few miles from the banks of the Eastern Shore’s Tred Avon River in Talbot County.

A decade after Great Recession, home values in some communities remain underwater

The Great Recession that fueled a mortgage and housing crisis more than a decade ago has faded from memory for most Americans. But not for millions of homeowners – mainly in rural and minority communities – who continue to struggle with depressed home values and underwater mortgages.

Maryland sees spike in poison control calls amid COVID-19 pandemic

“What we’ve seen is an increase in calls to the Maryland Poison Center about products like hand sanitizer, bleach products, detergents, etc. over the past six weeks or so,” said Bruce Anderson, executive director of the Maryland Poison Center.

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ plan to reopen the state

As states across the nation ease restrictions related to COVID-19, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has introduced a multi-stage strategy to gradually lift state lockdown orders.

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