Since Donald Trump’s first week as president, Maryland Democratic lawmakers have been at the forefront of a widespread effort to hold the administration accountable for potentially illegal or unethical behavior, possible conflicts of interest, questionable travel practices, and contacts with Russians during and since last year’s presidential election.
Abuse of heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids has claimed thousands of lives in Maryland over the last decade.
CROWNSVILLE, Maryland—Samantha Griebel is recovering from opioid addiction, after using heroin throughout her pregnancy. Thanks to Chrysalis House, a rehabilitation center that allows mothers to live with their children, Griebel regained custody of her daughter and could raise her child while living a life of sobriety.
At least 138 pedestrians have been struck by vehicles in the past eight years on a lethal two-mile stretch of state highway that runs through this low-income immigrant community in the Washington suburbs. Eight have died.
In December, a 59-year-old woman who cannot speak after throat cancer surgery was left outside of a Baltimore homeless center with no money and no phone — in a city where she had no family and no close friends. She had fallen into a black hole in the regulatory system designed to protect nursing home patients.
As Purple Line development moves forward, residents and business owners feel the impact of its construction on their homes and pockets.
Why is Baltimore’s world-renowned health system struggling to keep the city’s poorest residents from getting sick?