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Maryland officials highlight office to close digital divide

Apr. 22, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are highlighting a new Office of Statewide Broadband to help close the digital divide. State and local officials are holding an availability Thursday to talk about legislation that was recently signed into law by Gov. Larry...

The Latest: New Mexico preparing for 'vaccine hesitancy'

Apr. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials say they are preparing to respond to pockets of vaccine hesitancy in some communities as overall interest increases in receiving the vaccine for COVID-19. State Health Secretary Tracie Collins said Wednesday that statistics on...

Hogan announces new initiatives to focus vaccination efforts

Apr. 21, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Demand for COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland remains high, but Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday the state is needing to get more creative to use all of its vaccine supply. Maryland has administered more than 4 million vaccines, the governor said. More...

Maryland music venues struggle to stay afloat amid pandemic

Apr. 21, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Independent music venues continue to struggle financially to survive while in the midst of Maryland’s lifted pandemic restrictions and vaccine accessibility. Tecla Tesnau, owner of Baltimore’s indie-rock club Ottobar, said she remembers when she thought the pandemic...

As California recall looks likely, hard work begins for GOP

Apr. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's critics almost certainly have qualified a recall election for the ballot, a remarkable feat in the heavily Democratic state. Now the real work begins. The chance to recapture the...

Former U.S. education secretary runs for Maryland governor

Apr. 20, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary John King says he's running for governor of Maryland. King, who was education secretary in former President Barack Obama's administration, announced on social media Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination in...

Maryland to have more state employees in downtown Baltimore

Apr. 19, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a plan Monday to help downtown Baltimore by relocating about 3,300 state employees to the city’s central business district. The state will move 700 employees from the Maryland Department of Human Services downtown....

Republican Kelly Schulz enters Maryland governor's race

Apr. 14, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Kelly Schulz, the head of Maryland's Commerce Department, announced Wednesday she will seek the Republican nomination in the state's 2022 governor's race. Schulz is the first Republican and first woman to enter the race. ...

A glance at bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Apr. 13, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have their annual 90-day session, working all the way up to the midnight deadline Monday. Here is a glance at some of the measures the General Assembly passed this session: PANDEMIC RELIEF Gov. Larry Hogan...

Maryland session ends after focus on pandemic aid, policing

Apr. 13, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have adjourned their legislative session that focused largely on COVID-19 recovery, expansive police reforms and longstanding disparities that have been worsened by the pandemic. Senate President Bill Ferguson said lawmakers...