Washington

Located on Capitol Hill, 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.

988 suicide line on its way, but states might not be ready

The “988” line is intended to be a faster, easy-to-remember way to get help in a mental health emergency. Calls to the new number will be routed to the already-in-existence National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Against backdrop of instability in Haiti, Cardin and Rubio press for more U.S. engagement

Senators Ben Cardin and Marco Rubio co-sponsored legislation from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to combat corruption, crime, violence and abuse of human rights.

With holidays ahead, small businesses struggle with supply chain disruptions

The pandemic forced many factories overseas to shut down, dramatically reducing production. There are also shortages of ships, containers and truck drivers.

Washington Metrorail Safety Commission removes 60% of trains from service

Washington Metrorail Safety Commission ordered the removal of all 7000-series railcars from service. Only 40 trains will remain operating as of now. 7000-series trains make up nearly 60% of Metrorail’s fleet so trains will operate about every 30 minutes rather than the usual 5-8 minutes.

Maryland needs to do more to enforce anti-lead laws, advocates say

Advocates are calling on Maryland leaders to boost spending on anti-lead programs and improve enforcement.

Democrats in Congress press Biden to extend COVID-related prisoner releases

Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to extend home confinement for prisoners once the COVID pandemic eases.

Facebook needs regulation, experts say, but they see roadblocks

Some are skeptical that lawmakers will act and, if they do, whether the pace of policy can parallel the ever-changing technology.

Facebook whistleblower testifies before members of the Senate

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen fielded questions and shared insight into Facebook’s daily routines at the media giant.

Netflix donates over $5 million to fund a memorial scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman at his alma mater.

Netflix recently donated over $5 million to help fund a memorial scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman.

Steny Hoyer and Democrats press Senate to remove Confederate statues

House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, is leading a group of Maryland Democrats in pressuring the Senate into removing statues of Confederate politicians, soldiers and white supremacists.