COVID means many more responsibilities for the oldest child

Across the country, students face challenges with virtual school, but many teenagers are burdened with additional responsibilities because they are the oldest child.

Maryland examining wastewater for coronavirus

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across Maryland, the state is looking into testing wastewater as another way to help combat the pandemic. Widespread testing is expected to begin later this month, according to Maryland’s Department of Environment.  

The legislative legacies of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor protests

Civil unrest rocked the country after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, with protests taking place in cities around the United States. CNS looked at how select jurisdictions responded with legislation to demands for police reform.

The integration of sports and politics went to the next level in 2020

When Dodger Stadium underwent a redesign under the watchful eye of Janet Marie Smith in 2012, she never thought that nearly a decade later the stadium would be used as a polling center in a presidential election amidst a worldwide…

COVID app may help contact-tracing challenges this holiday

“Answer the call” and download the COVID Alert app have joined the growing list of pandemic precautions, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, as the Maryland Health Department battles a pandemic surge during this holiday season. Hogan said many had enabled the MD COVID Alert app, but it was still important to answer tracers’ calls.

Homelessness in Maryland worsens during COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the strain on groups that work to prevent homelessness in Maryland, with experts saying single mothers and people of color are being hurt the most. Multiple advocacy groups have expanded their programs to try to handle the surge in cases.

Biden readies sweeping policy shifts on COVID, economy, immigration and more

President-elect Joe Biden established himself on the campaign trail as the antonym to President Donald Trump when it came to key policy stances, promising strong responses to the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, criminal justice, immigration and health care.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is elected 46th president of the United States

After more than three days of uncertainty in a closely-contested race, former Vice President Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.

Baltimore votes, picks a mayor – and remembers Trump’s insults

Election Day in Baltimore still felt a bit like a celebration of civic duty, and Baltimoreans said they felt good about exercising their right to vote.

Volunteer health ambassadors sent to Maryland polling stations

A team of volunteer health professionals has been deployed to polling stations around the state to provide health and safety guidance intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to voters and poll workers.