Students say hotspots and low-cost internet packages don’t bridge the digital divide in two of Maryland’s least-connected districts. Lawmakers and state officials say it’s time for a statewide approach and to start considering internet access as a basic utility.
Students in the Data Lab develop innovative data-driven web applications, interactive graphics and in-depth web projects. They serve as lead producers for CNS’ destination website and help test innovative new ideas to advance the practice of journalism.
Predominantly white communities in Maryland received approximately 20 percent more loans and money per loan under the Paycheck Protection Program, according to data from the Small Business Administration (SBA) analyzed by Capital News Service.
Using data from the most recent American Community Survey’s 5-Year Estimates, this map can be toggled to display the estimated median income for all zip codes; the white population in percent for all zip codes; and the Black population in percent for all zip codes. Because these are estimates, zip codes with a population estimate margin of error greater than 10 percent have been removed and appear blacked out in the map.
Unofficial Maryland election results show that little has changed politically in the state. Both parties continue to move further into their respective corners, and third-party voting returned to usual levels after a spike in 2016.
Updated November 7, 2020 Live election night coverage of the 2020 Presidential race. The graph shows Electoral College votes by candidate. A candidate needs 270 electoral college votes to win. There are 538 total votes up for grabs. The map…
In an attempt to provide insight into potential mail-in voting issues that could affect the 2020 election, we examined the Postal Service and mail-in voting issues experienced in battleground states.
In a highly anticipated election, Trump and Biden have used all tools at their disposal to get their message out, especially Twitter. In a CNS analysis of their Twitter accounts, there were a few notable differences, including engagement totals and subjectivity.
Maryland has designated 281 ballot drop box locations for the 2020 general election. Maryland residents who have elected to vote by mail have the option to drop off their ballot at one of these locations.
Data collected from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission reveals the vast majority of Maryland cannabis businesses are owned by white people while the few minority investors tend to own only small shares of their company. Meanwhile, the MMCC is investigating the scoring process used to rank applications for new licenses meant to diversify the industry.
For many musical artists, their income is driven primarily through touring and live performances. With restrictions on crowd gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of 2020’s shows have already been canceled or postponed indefinitely.