Thousands of Marylanders face animal bites and rabies exposure each year

Those seeking treatment for possible rabies exposure in Maryland should go to an emergency department for medical evaluation and treatment associated with a bite or serious injury, according to the state health department.

Maryland lawmakers wrap up 2021 session with pandemic aid; reforms to police, betting

The Maryland General Assembly operated like never before in 2021 but still passed significant measures that included a multi-billion dollar COVID-19 relief plan, historic police reform, legalized sports wagering, and a wave of overrides of the governor’s vetoes.

Legacy of slavery, segregation influences debate over removing Confederate statue in Maryland

When residents here describe their town, they describe a paradise. There’s no crime and everyone—black and white—gets along in neighborhoods just a few miles from the banks of the Eastern Shore’s Tred Avon River in Talbot County.

Bolton revelations overshadow Trump impeachment defense, may shift GOP witness stance

WASHINGTON – Explosive revelations by former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton cast a cloud over President Donald Trump’s defense Monday in his Senate impeachment trial and appeared to be dividing Republican senators over whether calling new witnesses and…

A roundup of Maryland laws taking effect Oct. 1

Hundreds of Maryland laws are going into effect Tuesday, spanning subjects from criminal justice reform to election law to medical cannabis. Here is a roundup of some of those, broken down by subject.

Thousands urge Washington and the world to take action on climate change

By NORA ECKERT, DAN NOVAK, HEATHER KIM, AYANA ARCHIE and HORUS ALAS  Capital News Service WASHINGTON – Thousands took to the streets of the nation’s capital on Friday as part of a global youth strike for climate change, wielding signs…

Bitter Cold: Climate Change, Public Health and Baltimore

Bitter Cold: Climate Change, Public Health and Baltimore

Weed warriors repel invaders to protect plants and visitors to a Hyattsville park

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — A small, harmless-looking plant caught the eye of Dr. Marc Imlay – a conservation biologist, park ranger and lifelong weed warrior – while he walked the east side of Magruder Park’s woodline. It was a young, invasive bush.…

Virginia Expresses ‘Profound Regret’ for History of Lynchings

Outlining a “dark and shameful chapter of American history,” state legislators have unanimously passed resolutions to “acknowledge with profound regret the existence and acceptance of lynching” in Virginia, where more than 80 people — mostly African-American men — were killed by mobs in the decades after the Civil War.