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Montgomery County weighs guaranteed income pilot, which would give recurring cash payments to 300 families

The proposal calls for $800 in monthly payments to low-income households with no strings attached.
  • Oct 26, 2021

Montgomery County on track to lift its indoor mask mandate

The county executive said the requirement for face coverings could be rescinded by the middle of this week if cases stay relatively low.
  • Oct 25, 2021
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At a historic cemetery for the enslaved, a mother’s personal grief mixes with collective mourning

Before the death of her middle child, before there was a gravestone here with a name she knew dearly, the Rev. Michelle Thomas had built up the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved as a place for collective mourning.
  • Oct 24, 2021
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Republicans from Western Maryland ask for their counties to be added to West Virginia

One lawmaker said the letters reflect frustration with the state legislature controlled by Democrats.
  • Oct 22, 2021
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The pandemic intensified hunger in the D.C. region. Now, there’s a push to end it for good.

Local governments are strategizing ways to keep up food distribution and expand food access long-term as federal aid programs wind down.
  • Oct 19, 2021
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What does Montgomery County’s partial vaccination rate of 99.1 percent actually mean?

Experts say more emphasis should be placed on the share of the total population that has been fully vaccinated — 76 percent.
  • Oct 13, 2021

Tracking coronavirus deaths, cases and vaccinations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The novel coronavirus made its first appearance in the region on March 5. How it has spread since then.
  • Oct 11, 2021

She’s desperate to get home care for her mom. In Maryland, 21,000 are on the wait list.

Faced with the pandemic, more families are hoping to keep their loved ones out of nursing homes. But they’re facing a long wait for Medicaid waivers to pay for home care.
  • Oct 9, 2021