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President Biden says he will meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on much-needed police and justice system reforms, unresolved legal challenges regarding gerrymandering could have implications for 2024 congressional elections, and a government watchdog reveals fraud and waste tied to pandemic relief aid programs.

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Maryland

Both drafty and well-sealed homes can have a radon problem. (Adobe Stock)
Marylanders Encouraged to Test for Radon

January is National Radon Action Month and officials are encouraging Marylanders to test their homes. Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the …

Last year saw the certification of LEED projects pass 100,000 globally. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Maryland Improves on Green Building Ranking

Maryland ranks fifth in the nation on a new report on green building in the U.S. The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual rankings of …


Experts say school-based grief groups are a good way for grieving students to learn coping skills. (Adobe Stock)
Supporting Students Through the Grief Process

Knowing how to approach the grief of others can be difficult, although things can get more complicated when addressing the grief of students in …

Maryland's nursing shortage is anticipated to grow to over 13,000 RNs by 2035. (Adobe Stock)
Maryland Hospital Capacity Strained: High Demand, Staffing Challenges

Maryland's health officials are appealing to the public to take precautions as the state's hospital bed availability is once again strained. Many …


Oregon was the first state to legalize medical aid in dying. Its
MD Gov.-Elect Expresses Support for Medical Aid in Dying

Advocates of medical aid in dying are cheering recent statements by Gov.-Elect Wes Moore in support of patients having the option. The governor-…

Baltimore City rents have increased 19% since the start of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)
The Grassroots Fight for Housing Justice in Baltimore

By Jaisal Noor for Yes! Magazine.Broadcast version by Brett Peveto for Maryland News Connection reporting for the Solutions Journalism Network-Public …


The Communications Workers of America Union represents hundreds of thousands of workers in tech, media and telecom, as well as other industries. (Adobe Stock)
Quality Assurance Workers at MD-Based ZeniMax Vote to Unionize

Employees at Microsoft's ZeniMax Online Studios have voted to form a union and begin collective bargaining with the tech giant. The ZeniMax quality …

The eye pressure at which glaucoma develops is not consistent, some people with glaucoma have average range eye pressure. (Adobe Stock)
Preventable Vision Loss Highlighted During Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and with no symptoms, experts say it is important for Marylanders to get regular eye exams. Glaucoma is the …


Some <a href=5.2 million older Americans were considered food-insecure in 2020, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. That's about one in 15 people. (Adobe Stock)">
AARP Maryland Sets 2023 Legislative Priorities

AARP Maryland has just released its legislative priority list for the coming year, with health and consumer protection issues topping the list…

HHS will provide states <a href=60 days notice when the decision is made to terminate or allow the current public health emergency to expire. (Adobe Stock)">
Food Insecurity Looms Amid Inflation, End of COVID Era Supports

The issue of charity around meals is a common theme during the holidays, though this year the prospect of a sudden drop-off in federal benefits has …


The Maryland Family Network says parents should ask providers about their teaching philosophies when researching child care.<br />(Adobe Stock)
Study: Kids in Child Care Not More Likely to Exhibit Problematic Behaviors

New research shows kids in child care aren't more likely to exhibit behavior problems than other children. The study, published in the journal …

The NLRB is responsible for administering and enforcing the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. (Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Adobe Stock)
Advocates: Increase NLRB Funding During Lame-Duck Congress

With a wave of unionization sweeping across America, the agency that oversees labor relations is struggling to keep up. The National Labor Relations …


 

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