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.

As Maryland reports three virus cases, officials seek to calm public and trace contacts

WASHINGTON – In the wake of three Maryland residents testing positive for coronavirus, officials sought to calm the public Friday as test kits were delivered across the country and more people in the state were being tested for possible exposure.…

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.

Democratic presidential race sweeps close to Maryland ahead of Super Tuesday

The Democratic race for president is bumping up against Maryland, but even voters and political junkies in Virginia, a Super Tuesday state, aren’t seeing more than a trace of the political activity that consumed contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

Bill looks to make single-occupant restrooms gender-neutral

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Many public buildings in Maryland would be required to make their single-occupant bathrooms gender neutral under legislation in the state’s General Assembly. The proposed law would require public facilities to change their pictorial or gender-exclusive signage for…

Maryland bill would ban plastic carryout bags from stores

Plastic carryout bags would essentially be a thing of the past in Maryland if a bill in the General Assembly gathers enough lawmakers’ votes.

Bill would cover pets under Maryland’s black bear damage fund

Maryland’s Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund would be expanded under Senate bill 353 to add pets to the list of reimbursable “items” damaged by the state’s growing black bear population.

Bill would expand Maryland in vitro insurance to cover unwed women

A Maryland law that health insurance plans pay for in vitro fertilization doesn’t cover unwed women.
But a bill filed in the General Assembly and supported by the Women’s Law Center of Maryland aims to end the state’s distinction of a woman’s marital status, expanding coverage under certain insurance plans that is already offered to heterosexual and homosexual couples.

Visit these hidden historical gems this Presidents Day weekend

Although Presidents Day is held in February because of its proximity to the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the federal holiday is regarded by many as a day to honor all of our presidents and the contributions that…

Mfume wins Democratic primary to succeed Cummings; Klacik gets GOP nod

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Baltimore area voters Tuesday picked former Rep. Kweisi Mfume as the Democratic nominee and Kimberly Klacik as the Republican nominee to vie for the unfinished term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died unexpectedly on…

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