Shelters, services lagging behind growing youth homelessness

State agencies and community partnerships are adjusting to surges in homelessness, while housing and food assistance are lacking across the state, particularly for the homeless who are younger than 25.

State legislators call for health insurance down payment plan

Under the proposal, anyone in the state who reports not having quality health insurance would be required to pay a penalty, similar to the federal mandate that will end in 2019 under changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Anne Arundel police drug investigation leads to arrests

An eight-month investigation into a drug trafficking organization led to 21 arrests and seizure of more than $800,000 worth of products, Anne Arundel County Police announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Who else is running in Maryland’s gubernatorial race?

Shawn Quinn of the Libertarian party and Ian Schlakman of the Green party are the other two ballot-qualified candidates who are running for Maryland governor.

Maryland voters to decide on two statewide ballot questions

One amendment would require the governor to budget commercial gaming revenues for supplemental public education funding, and the other would allow same-day voter registration on Election Day.

Anti-hunger programs in Maryland growing to meet demand

In Maryland, about 10 percent of households are food insecure, meaning they struggle to afford adequate nutritious food, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Grassroots group urges candidates to support drug-cost board

BALTIMORE — A coalition of progressive health advocates last week called on all candidates for governor and the Maryland General Assembly to support their proposal to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. The announcement came just a day after Ben…

Marylanders are preparing for Hurricane Florence

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — From chicken houses to festivals, business, agencies and residents across Maryland are preparing for Hurricane Florence. Florence, as of Tuesday afternoon a Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Ocean, was expected to hit the Carolinas as early…

Advocates ask Hogan to revise animal antibiotics regulations

*This story was corrected in an earlier version based on information from a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Agriculture. He has since retracted those changes. The story has been updated to reflect this. ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Representatives from more…