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Md. LCV Chief: As State Faces COVID Challenges, Don’t Leave Transit Needs Behind

Maryland Matters recently speculated that, with vehicular traffic down across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps it’s time to put the brakes...

Md. Lawmakers Urge USDA to Increase Statewide Access to COVID-19 Food Security Program

Maryland's congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week, imploring the agency to alter its Farmers to Families...

In Md., Trump Voters Track With Those Not Worried About COVID-19

The percentage of Maryland voters supporting President Trump's reelection tracks roughly with the percentage of voters who aren't worried about contracting the coronavirus, according...

Socially Distant, Politically Engaged: Early Voters Turn Out in Droves

Even before in-person voting began at 7 a.m. on Monday morning, Maryland voters queued up outside of early voting centers across the state.And by...

Maryland’s Oyster Season Faces Rough Waters

Maryland oyster farmers are not immune from the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic challenges.One of the main impacts on the watermen who harvest the succulent mollusks...
School Systems

Education Dept. Responds to Senator: State Is Working ‘Closely and Collaboratively’ With Local Schools

Maryland Sen. Katie Fry Hester received this response to her letter, “MSDE, Do More to Support Local School Districts During Pandemic,” .Dear Senator Hester:Thank...

Hundreds of Thousands More Marylanders Turned to SNAP Benefits to Eat During Pandemic

Maryland residents' enrollment in federal food assistance programs has increased sharply since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, according to a report that Maryland...

After Losing Some Election Volunteers To COVID Concerns, Howard Receives Grant To Help

Howard County election officials plan to use a nearly $700,000 grant to pay for staffing and personal protective equipment during the upcoming election, they...

Hogan Announces Second $250 Million Business Relief Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Wednesday pulled $250 million from the state’s rainy day fund, intending to keep small businesses open during...

Local Superintendents and Lawmakers Still Seeking Statewide Protocols for Reopening Schools

Local school leaders and health officials told state lawmakers Wednesday that they want more statewide coordination and guidance with the state superintendent  and governor...