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Maryland Democrats back Biden’s sanctions on Russia

After President Biden announced the first round of sanctions on Russia Tuesday after its latest invasion of Ukraine, some of Maryland’s lawmakers joined in support of the president’s actions.

Frontier-Spirit merger, Southwest to be main competitors at BWI

The recently announced merger between Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines will create the second-largest airline carrier at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, but some critics say the proposed combination carrier would affect fares and service adversely.

Lawmakers, families, advocates challenge handling of COVID in federal prisons

Incarcerated people, generally, are three times more likely to die of COVID-19 than people in the general population, according to Corene Kendrick, deputy director of the ACLU National Prison Project.

With short blood supplies, Red Cross partners with LGBTQ+ groups to research potential new sources

Almost 300 participants have been recruited for the ADVANCE study that hopes to provide evidence to repeal the current policy that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

Lawmakers grill Metro over its handling of defective rail cars

Safety concerns for the Kawasaki 7000-series rail cars went back to 2017, according to National Transportation Safety Board investigators and Washington Metrorail Safety Commission CEO David Mayer.

In Maryland, Biden signs order affecting 200,000 workers in federal building contracts

The order would affect an estimated 200,000 workers by requiring federal construction contracts worth over $35 million to use project labor agreements, according to the White House.

Washington team owner battles with new allegations, and lawmakers debate whether Congress has oversight role

The National Football League last July fined the team $10 million after a review of the franchise’s workplace culture.

D.C. Council introduces a bill that would require all eligible students to be vaccinated

Washington – A new bill in the D.C. Council would require all students eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated by December 15. The bill was introduced on October 4 and would apply to all students in public,…

RSV cases spike, as parents worry about their children’s safety

Doctors have seen a recent spike in RSV cases across the nation, at a time when it is usually not expected. RSV usually peaks in the winter months of January and February, and now coupled with COVID, parents are concerned with how to keep their children safe.

DC making moves to tackle food insecurity among low income residents

Washington – DC Health partnered with FRESHFARM to provide fresh produce to low income residents through Produce Plus,  a supplemental assistance program overseen by DC Health. Beginning this summer, FRESHFARM will manage the program to connect local farmers and vendors…