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Hogan Writes to Biden-Harris Transition Team, Laying Out State Priorities

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) wrote a letter last week to the leaders of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, laying out some of...

Small Business Saturday: Merchants Counting on Consumer Support More Than Ever

Small businesses have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, making Small Business Saturday in 2020 more vital than ever.Independently owned boutiques, gift...

Senators Urge Federal Funding for State Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare...

Immigration Advocates Push Biden to Not Just Bring Back DACA But Expand It

President-elect Joe Biden is promising to reinstate an Obama-era program that shields deportation for some undocumented people who were brought to the United States...

White and Black Communities in Md. See a 20% Difference in CARES Act Loans

By Amina LampkinPredominantly white communities in Maryland received approximately 20% more loans and money per loan under the Paycheck Protection Program compared to predominantly...
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Opinion: Small Businesses Need a Bigger Digital Safety Net

Maryland’s small businesses are weary and perhaps still in a state of shock, more than seven months after COVID-19 blew up the economy.Quarantines, closures...

Citing COVID Surge, Hogan Announces ‘Wide-Scale’ Police Enforcement Efforts Over Holiday

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) is cracking down on individuals and businesses who don’t follow public health orders as COVID-19 surges in Maryland,...

State Allocates $19M to Local Governments to Prevent Evictions

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced more than $19 million in eviction prevention funding for local governments on Monday as Marylanders struggle to...

Original Ledo Pizza in College Park Gets Reprieve

The original Ledo Restaurant is here to stay after a brief hiatus.The restaurant, a staple for generations of University of Maryland students, faculty members...

Marylanders Still Being Evicted Despite State, Federal Orders

Months after the Centers for Disease Control issued a nationwide halt on certain evictions, advocates and lawyers say the order isn’t helping all Maryland...