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Bias training bill passes in Maryland Legislature

A bill that would, among other things, mandate healthcare workers participate in implicit bias training, is on the desk of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R.

Del. Jheanelle K. Wilkins (MD) proposes an emergency bill to get doulas back in the delivery room

Annapolis – The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of 11 developed countries, and the novel coronavirus pandemic’s impact on hospital restrictions has created an increased risk for expecting individuals. House Bill 1202 is an emergency legislation that would allow…

Legislators aim for better voter accessibility in Maryland

Multiple bills going through the General Assembly look to improve accessibility for disabled voters in Maryland.

Wall Street investors pricing Americans out of last bastion of affordable housing

Some of Wall Street’s largest investment firms, including Apollo Global Management, The Blackstone Group and Brookfield Asset Management, are now landlords to some of America’s poorest residents.

Legislative efforts to protect trailer park residents from eviction show mixed results

The plight of residents in mobile home communities has caught the attention of state and federal lawmakers, who are working to craft legislation that would safeguard the rights of homeowners while helping to keep rents affordable.

As the pandemic drags on, Baltimore communities work to keep neighbor’s spirits up

Phone lines are busier for Baltimore mental health hotlines as demands for their services are on the rise.

COVID means many more responsibilities for the oldest child

Across the country, students face challenges with virtual school, but many teenagers are burdened with additional responsibilities because they are the oldest child.

Like No Other Year

Nine Merrill students spent the semester analyzing three national news broadcasts every night. Each night they blogged about their strongest perceptions. At the end of this momentous year marked by acronyms — MAGA, COVID-19, BLM — each student/journalist leaves with a distinct insight.

Maryland Demographic Data from the American Community Survey

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.