The Maryland Attorney General’s office reported a “relatively small” number of voter intimidation and harassment complaints in this year’s presidential election.
Students say hotspots and low-cost internet packages don’t bridge the digital divide in two of Maryland’s least-connected districts. Lawmakers and state officials say it’s time for a statewide approach and to start considering internet access as a basic utility.
The state’s gateway to the Eastern Shore has voted for a Republican candidate in the last five presidential elections.
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.
A new federal plan to end homelessness released this week by the Trump Administration calls for a reversal of Obama-era “housing first” policies.
Gov. Larry Hogan deployed 116 Maryland National Guard troops to D.C. in June at the request of U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper The federal government paid $546,360 for Maryland’s participation. The state of Maryland incurred no costs.
The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a spike in methamphetamine, alcohol, cocaine and opioid-related overdose deaths in Maryland in the first half of 2020, according to a state health department report.