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Maryland announces plan for equitable vaccine distribution

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have announced a plan to improve equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Baltimore amid criticism about the state's rollout. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital will put an emphasis on vaccinating the most vulnerable communities in Baltimore. It involves a public-private partnership of the state health department, the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine. The […]

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Many Maryland schools set to reopen to students on Monday

Many of Maryland's most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan's push to reopen schools by March 1st. Maryland had the lowest percentage of in-person instruction operating in the nation at 10 percent as of Sunday, according to Burbio, a community event tracker. That number is expected to change drastically come […]

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Entertainment

Marijuana legalization proposed in Maryland Legislature

Advocates say a bill essentially legalizing recreational use of cannabis in Maryland would be an important step toward addressing social equity and racial injustices. HB32 would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana, referred to as cannabis in the bill, for adults 21 and older and also allow for expungement and release for individuals previously arrested or incarcerated. Bill sponsor Del. Jazz Lewis of Prince George's argued at the hearing that the […]

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Delaware Opiod Crisis

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Overdose-related deaths in Maryland increase amid Covid-19 pandemic

Drug and alcohol related fatalities in Maryland have increased since the pandemic, and minority communities were hit the hardest, according to a recent report. Between January and September of 2020, there were 2,025 unintentional intoxication deaths involving all types of drugs and alcohol in Maryland, a 12.1 percent increase from the same period in 2019, according to a report from the state's Opioid Operational Command Center. Maryland is not alone […]

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