Baltimore

As pet adoptions increase, rescue shelters are finding animals forever homes

Baltimore – Covid-19 has increased the amount of animals being adopted nationwide. Rescue shelters are committed to finding perfect matches for their animals, including one formerly abused cat named Byron who has found his forever home.

A look at a family’s journey of adopting amid a pandemic

Before the pandemic, the process of adopting a child took six to nine months. But now, it may take up to a year, according to Stephanie King, program manager for the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s therapeutic foster program in Baltimore.

New facility in Baltimore aims to help urban communities grieve family loss

Baltimore, MD- Roberta’s House is a new 22,000 square foot facility in Baltimore that helps families in urban communities through the grieving process. The new facility has amenities such as a punching bag room, arts and crafts, a theater for…

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announces partnership to create a database to track guns in the city

Baltimore is partnering with nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety after a recent uptick in gun violence. Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore’s police commissioner say this should help get guns off the streets and allow police to make more arrests.

Morgan State University alumnus donates $20 million

Baltimore, MD- Morgan State University recently received a $20 million donation, the largest given by an alumnus. The money will provide scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need. 

Legislation for control of the Baltimore Police moves to the House

Included a police-reform legislative package is SB0786, which would transfer control of the Baltimore Police Department from the state to the city for the first time in almost 160 years.

Baltimore organizations work to get COVID relief money to underserved residents

Mayor Brandon Scott relaunched a $6 million emergency COVID relief program for the city.  The program begins March 1, distributing $400 debit cards to up to 15,000 households with a focus on marginalized communities.

Maryland hopeful for Biden’s environmental impact

Maryland lawmakers and interest groups are hopeful that the Biden Administration will usher in a positive impact on the environment in the state. 

Hogan: Fighting Baltimore crime a priority in new Maryland budget

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — The governor’s 2021 budget will prioritize fighting violent crime in Baltimore, provide “record levels” of education funding and finish paying for a major economic development project. Gov. Larry Hogan, R, released the details of his “Accountability Budget”…

Election Guide: Meet field of 32 candidates seeking Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat

WASHINGTON — Nearly two months after Rep. Elijah Cummings’ death, 32 candidates — including his widow, a former staffer, and several state lawmakers — are competing in the packed race to fill his seat.   The longtime Baltimore congressman died Oct.…