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Maryland county allowing in-person class in private schools

Aug. 8, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s most populous county is allowing private schools to hold in-person classes. Montgomery County’s health officer says he still believes it’s not safe for schools to reopen, but he lifted an earlier order Friday that said schools must remain closed...

Maryland elections board votes for fewer polling locations

Aug. 7, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s state elections board voted Friday to significantly reduce the number of places where voters can cast ballots on Election Day in November, a proposal aimed at accommodating a shortage of poll workers while avoiding voter confusion and crowded precincts during the...

Md. health insurance exchange reopens special enrollment

Aug. 7, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are reopening a coronavirus special enrollment period for people to enlist in the state’s health insurance exchange. Officials said Friday that the special enrollment period will run through Dec. 15. More than 54,000 Maryland residents enrolled for health...

Hundreds of thousands still lack high-speed internet access

Aug. 7, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Maryland do not have access to high-speed internet. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the long-standing problem has become more acute as school and work move online during the coronavirus pandemic. A 2019 report from a state task force estimated that...

Maryland board eyes late changes in November election plan

Aug. 5, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s state election board is weighing late changes in the state’s plan for the November election, aiming to protect voters and volunteer workers from crowded and understaffed polling stations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Board vice chairman Patrick Hogan made...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in a Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, in Tarrytown, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes the reins of the group representing the nation’s governors, which has played a pivotal role in communicating with the Trump administration about state needs during the coronavirus pandemic. As head of the bipartisan National Governors Association, Cuomo will have to walk a fine line between his naturally combative style with the White House and a deferential approach favored by Republicans. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Cuomo takes over governors group as virus batters states

Aug. 5, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor who in large measure has defined states' up-and-down fight against the coronavirus, including occasional combat with the White House, is poised to widen his national spotlight. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the reins of the National Governors Association on Wednesday...

Hogan orders ban on blanket school closings in Maryland

Aug. 3, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan issued an amendment to an emergency order on Monday, giving local school systems across Maryland the authority to determine when to open their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order would impact a private school attended by the 14-year-old son of President...

Governors conference planned for Maine will be moved online

Aug. 3, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A meeting of governors from around the country that had been scheduled to take place in Maine has been moved online to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The Summer Meeting of the National Governors Association had been slated to convene Wednesday in Portland. The...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 file photo, President Donald, first lady Melania Trump, and Barron Trump, walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Barron Trump's private school to stay closed for now

Aug. 1, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said his order to stay...

Maryland gov. criticizes online-only private school order

Aug. 1, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Saturday criticized an order by the health officer for the state's most populous county that requires private schools to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1 and to conduct online-only classes due to the coronavirus. Hogan wrote on...