Aggregated data masks Asian disparities in Maryland and US

Aggregated race data – which lumps Asians into one category despite their different countries of origin – is masking health and educational disparities in Asian American communities, people across Maryland and the country told Capital News Service.

Billing errors plague health providers in Maryland

Behavioral health providers, who offered mental health services and substance use treatment during the pandemic, are in a dispute with the Maryland Department of Health on repaying more than $200 million that the health department said it overpaid providers in 2020.

Legal sports betting further delayed in Maryland

The state’s Sports Wagering Applicant Review Commission on Wednesday delayed its decision on awarding sports betting licenses, weeks after Gov. Larry Hogan urged the commission to more quickly launch the state’s newly legalized sports gambling industry.

Maryland labor secretary hears unemployment app concerns

The state’s mobile application for unemployment assistance needs better functionality and accessibility, state legislators told Maryland’s Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson on Thursday.

Day of the Dead celebration honors Maryland COVID-19 victims

People in Maryland, including those without legal immigration status, prepare to celebrate Day of the Dead after losing loved ones to COVID-19 in the U.S. and Mexico. Over 1 million people have died from COVID-19 in the two countries.

Maryland does not display Native American COVID-19 data

Without public-facing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, it is a mystery how many Native people in Maryland are impacted — and how many resources should be allocated to help.

Education reform panel resists Hogan’s diversity request

The current nominees for the seven members of the education reform panel do not represent Latino communities, the Eastern Shore, Western Maryland or any other rural jurisdictions. Gov. Larry Hogan’s request to reopen the application process to more accurately reflect the student population has not been addressed yet.