Maryland counties vaccinate youngest schoolchildren

Over two weeks into vaccine eligibility for 5- to 11-year-olds, all local school and health systems in Maryland have agreed to facilitate clinics, and vaccination rates are climbing.

New virtual reality course lowers stress at recovery centers

At two Maryland substance use disorder treatment facilities, patients can use music, yoga and even a virtual reality lesson plan to practice mindfulness and decrease stress.

New Immigrant Affairs office to connect resource centers

A new Governor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs is tasked with connecting immigrant advocacy resources across the state to those in need, and Maryland’s nonprofits and high-ranking officials have thrown in their support — and expectations.

More non-prescription meds are coming to vending machines

Vending machines in Maryland can now stock everything from allergy relief to some contraception along with candy or chips under a new state law.

State ends 2021 with surplus, but some Marylanders struggle

Maryland has ended its 2021 fiscal year with $2.5 billion in unassigned funds that Comptroller Peter Franchot, D, hopes to reinvest in those still struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

New Maryland laws affect police, voting, LGBTQ+ rights

New laws going into effect in Maryland on Friday will put into action police and criminal justice reforms, address early voting, and increase protections for LGBTQ+ people.

Robust, unique vaccine outreach bears fruit for state grant

A $3 million vaccine canvassing program Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sept. 8 is benefiting 26 community groups statewide, and by targeting some minority or vaccine-hesitant areas, more unique solutions are bearing fruit.

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.

Maryland’s COVID-fighting complex

Already one of the leading states for biohealth research, Maryland has emerged as a leader in responding to the coronavirus crisis with companies that produce vaccines, therapies, medicine and diagnostic tests.