Maryland will pay wrongfully convicted man

Maryland has agreed to pay a wrongfully convicted prisoner more than $500,000 in compensation. 

More non-prescription meds are coming to vending machines

Vending machines in Maryland can now stock everything from allergy relief to some contraception along with candy or chips under a new state law.

Redistricting groups faced with uneven population growth

Maryland counties’ population grew unevenly over the past 10 years, leaving the state’s two redistricting groups to draw new maps and create districts with equal, or close to equal, population.

Maryland residents eligible for free medical equipment

The Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use Program provides Maryland residents with donated equipment — such as wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, scooters and even pediatric equipment that have been sanitized and repaired — at no cost.

Pandemic stressing Americans’ mental health, data suggests

Self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression among American adults have more than tripled during the pandemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite TSA mandate, some Metro riders aren’t masked

The risk of passengers contracting COVID-19 on public transit increases when they are not wearing masks. Yet, many are choosing to ignore the mask mandate for all public transportation networks that has been extended through Jan. 18, 2022.

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.

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.

US deems migrant seafood workers ‘essential’ but limits their COVID-19 protections

Migrant seafood-processing workers, who are legally hired and transported to the U.S. each season through the federal H-2B visa program, face heightened risks of catching COVID-19.

Emergency first responders doing vital but dangerous work during the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency first responders’ efforts have increased in both necessity and danger. Emergency medical services workers are some of the most vulnerable front-line workers, but they have gone almost unnoticed in reporting about front-line workers during the pandemic.