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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Advocates are calling on Maryland leaders to boost spending on anti-lead programs and improve enforcement.
Maryland lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to extend home confinement for prisoners once the COVID pandemic eases.
Netflix recently donated over $5 million to help fund a memorial scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman.
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.