Washington

Now located in the Ronald Reagan Building near the White House and the U.S. Capitol, the CNS Washington bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering the federal government’s impact on Maryland than any other news organization in the state.

With pandemic benefits ending, Maryland and U.S. poverty rates could rise

WASHINGTON – Despite the American Rescue Plan and other emergency measures that one study says is keeping an estimated 729,000 Marylanders out of poverty this year, the cutoff of extended unemployment and other benefits could trigger a reverse effect.  The…

Despite TSA mandate, some Metro riders aren’t masked

The risk of infection on public transit increases when passengers don’t wear masks.

U.S. Capitol fencing returns ahead of January 6 riot defendants rally

Security fencing was installed Wednesday around the United States Capitol Building ahead of a Saturday rally supporting those jailed in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

Broad coalition launches effort to help resettle Afghan refugees; Hogan urges aid

Following the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan, this new initiative, Welcome.US, allows Americans to easily donate money to frontline organizations, host families or provide essential services.

‘These Lights, Which Shine’: A 9/11 20th anniversary tribute by the U.S. Marine Band

Marine Band Assistant Director Maj. Ryan J. Nowlin drew inspiration from a Yiddish poem, “Yeish Kochavin,” for the composition.

9/11: Maryland fire department marks horrific day and long effort to memorialize it

The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department’s memorial honors the lives lost and the firefighters dispatched to the Pentagon in 2001. The scrap of metal collected from Ground Zero “captures the scarred twisting fire hell of the inferno of that day,” according to Steven R. Semler, former KVFD president.

Chesapeake Bay area lawmakers urge EPA to enforce pollution standards

Pennsylvania and New York fell short in meeting their pollution reduction goals to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution sources by 2025. Lawmakers are pushing the Billion for the Bay Initiative to obtain more federal funding for Bay cleanup.

International travel for Americans could open up in some countries this summer

With summer almost upon us and families looking to travel for vacation, countries around the world are still wary about letting international travelers across their borders. But recent statements from the European Commission, as well as signs from some other…

Bipartisan legislation aims to strengthen U.S. competitive position against China

A bipartisan effort in the Senate has produced two pieces of legislation to increase government investment in American technology and industry to counter economic and strategic challenges from China.  “I believe that China today, led by the Communist Party and…

Emergency first responders doing vital but dangerous work during the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency first responders’ efforts have increased in both necessity and danger. Emergency medical services workers are some of the most vulnerable front-line workers, but they have gone almost unnoticed in reporting about front-line workers during the pandemic.