With holidays ahead, small businesses struggle with supply chain disruptions

The pandemic forced many factories overseas to shut down, dramatically reducing production. There are also shortages of ships, containers and truck drivers.

Initiatives take on the challenge of cleaning the Baltimore Harbor, but problems run deep

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore has been working the past 10 years to clean up the Baltimore Harbor. By collecting trash and eliminating plastic waste, the city and the partnership have made progress in making the Harbor more recreational. However, issues like sewage and excess nutrients put a damper on having a fully swimmable and fishable Harbor.

Takeaways from the 2020 census for Maryland, in 5 charts

Maryland’s population increased by 7 percent to 6,177,224 in the last decade, as the state became more diverse, reflecting a national trend, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Maryland does not display Native American COVID-19 data

Without public-facing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, it is a mystery how many Native people in Maryland are impacted — and how many resources should be allocated to help.

New cybersecurity guidance coming to Maryland localities

Local governments and small organizations are asked under a new law to go to the state of Maryland for advice in improving their cybersecurity, particularly after a handful of ransomware attacks in the past few years.

Law Enforcement Museum honors police lost on 9/11 in special exhibit

The 72 law enforcement officers who were among the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks are being honored at a new, 2,000-square-foot exhibit at the National Law Enforcement Museum.

‘An aggressive wave’ of voting laws nationwide, in charts

This year, a record number of states have enacted laws restricting voting access, deepening a national divide such that Americans’ right to vote increasingly depends on where they live.

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.

As Walmart sales soared, workers got scant COVID-19 protection from OSHA

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, provides a window into OSHA’s performance during the pandemic.

A timeline of COVID-19 cases during phased reopening in Maryland

It’s been over a year since the pandemic struck the United States. Since then, the Maryland Department of Health has confirmed 451,267 COVID-19 cases and 8,631 deaths throughout the state. Measures are still being implemented and lifted as Maryland navigates the disease’s ripple effects, most recently with Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to remove capacity restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining on March 9.