Annapolis

Located blocks from the Statehouse, the CNS Annapolis bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering Maryland politics and policy than any other news organization in Maryland.

Annapolis Latinos League provides safe space for players and spectators

Annapolis, MD- The Annapolis Latinos League was formed in 2018 by a single man, Kleber Llivichuzca. Llivichuzca created it with the intention of giving the Latino community a safe space to gather, free of drugs, alcohol and bad language.

Opioid use, fentanyl deaths spike amid pandemic

After a noteworthy decline in opioid-related deaths in 2019, preliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids, particularly fentanyl, according to the Opioid Operational Command Center annual report. Officials blame the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing a new wave of anti-Asian hate in Maryland

Lawmakers, state leaders and hate crime victims say that Maryland’s government and law enforcement agencies must improve their capabilities for addressing the recent rise in anti-Asian hate in the state. Asian American and Pacific Islander victims and their communities must feel safe reporting incidents for Maryland’s strong hate crime statute to be effective, one lawyer said.

Helping the homeless: How Maryland is attempting to vaccinate one of its most vulnerable communities

Those experiencing homlessness are an extremely vulnerable community, during a pandemic, they’re at even greater risk. Here’s how Maryland is trying to combat the problem.

Maryland is at the forefront of youth cricket in the U.S.

Led by the Maryland Youth Cricket Association, Maryland is amongst the most proactive states in expanding the sport.

Maryland begins statewide effort to lessen digital divide

With federal funds and expansion of a former regional office to a statewide entity, Maryland takes steps to close the digital divide in the state.

Number of civilian gun applications approved in Md. increases

The number of approved applications for Maryland residents to buy or own a regulated firearm — essentially handguns — increased significantly from 2019 to 2020, based on Maryland State Police data from a public records request.

Chesapeake Bay fate depends on many states

In recent reports by environmental groups, the Chesapeake Bay is showing mixed recovery, relying on multiple states to contribute to the health of the watershed.

Board of Public Works approves compensation for man wrongfully convicted

After serving 19 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of attempted murder, a man will be awarded more than $1.6 million in compensation from the state of Maryland.

Maryland music venues struggle to stay afloat

Independent music venues continue to struggle financially to survive while in the midst of Maryland’s lifted pandemic restrictions and vaccine accessibility.