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Maryland lifting capacity restrictions on restaurants, entertainment venues

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) also said the indoor mask mandate will be lifted when 70 percent of Maryland adults have received one dose of vaccine, expected by Memorial Day weekend.
  • May 12, 2021

Mike Rosenbaum, Baltimore business owner, launches bid for Maryland governor

Rosenbaum says he would focus on building economic opportunities for all residents.
  • May 11, 2021
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After the death of George Floyd, lawmakers in Md., Va. and D.C. set out to hold police more accountable. Here are some key measures.

There has been a wave of police reform measures across the country, including in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
  • May 6, 2021

Prince George’s launches variety of efforts to reach those not yet vaccinated

Like in D.C., they include door-to-door canvassing and walk-up clinics.
  • May 4, 2021

Maryland officials to launch review of cases handled by ex-chief medical examiner who testified in Chauvin’s defense

David Fowler testified that George Floyd’s death was “undetermined” and not a homicide.
  • Apr 23, 2021

How Black female lawmakers led Maryland’s historic effort to transform policing

House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, the first Black person and first woman to serve in the position, made police accountability a top priority.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Baltimore officials worry about a spike in coronavirus infections

Officials say the number of new cases and deaths are ‘deeply concerning.’
  • Apr 16, 2021

Derek Chauvin’s witnesses include former Maryland medical examiner being sued over ‘chillingly similar’ case

For Anton Black's family, George Floyd's death was a painfully familiar story. Now the cases are connected by a medical expert.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Md. lawmakers end session by banning private ICE jails, removing governor from parole decisions

Police accountability, other long-stalled legislation also won passage in an equity-focused year.
  • Apr 13, 2021

As Maryland lawmakers wrap up session, here’s what’s left

Immigration, sports betting and climate change are among the measures awaiting action.
  • Apr 11, 2021