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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2019, file photo shows The Greenbrier resort nestled in the mountains in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. At least six of billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice family entities received the Paycheck Protection Program loans, meant to keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, including the governor’s lavish resort The Greenbrier, as well as The Greenbrier Sporting Club, an exclusive members-only club linked to the resort. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Governors' companies among recipients of virus relief loans

Jul. 6, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors who ordered shutdowns as their states responded to the coronavirus pandemic were among millions of beneficiaries of the loan program created to help small businesses weather COVID-19's effect on the economy, data released Monday show. The governors of at least eight states...

Pieces of Columbus statue retrieved from Baltimore's Harbor

Jul. 6, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pieces of a Christopher Columbus statue were retrieved from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Monday, two days after protesters pulled down the figure and threw it into the barbor. Tom Linton, vice president of sales for Digging & Rigging, a company that provides crane and hauling...

David Noel, President of MOI, an office interior furnishings provider, opens the company's Baltimore headquarter Monday after months of planning to protect the space against health risks with signages and provide proper social distancing for his employees. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

After shutdowns in Maryland, offices reemerge with changes

Jul. 4, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Shared cubicles are out. Staggered shifts and touchless doors are in. A mix of remote and on-site work is inevitable. Welcome back to the office. As pandemic-shuttered businesses reopen in Maryland, workers and employers are preparing for workplaces designed to limit the spread of...

Maryland officials explore vendors for November election

Jul. 3, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Maryland are evaluating companies that can print and mail ballots for the general election after a number of issues came up with the state's current vendor during the primary season. The state Board of Elections on Thursday sent a report to Gov. Larry Hogan that explains what...

Maryland instructs providers to order virus tests on request

Jul. 2, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s health department is instructing health care providers to order a coronavirus test for anyone who requests it, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday. The order applies to anyone who asks for a test regardless of symptoms. While Maryland has locations where people can...

FILE - Maryland Board of Public Works, shown in a March 2020 photo, is scheduled to consider state budget cuts Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Maryland board OKs more than $400M in state budget cuts

Jul. 1, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland panel approved about $413 million in state budget cuts Wednesday as part of a long-term effort to adjust to the huge financial impact the coronavirus has had on the state’s economy. The Board of Public Works voted for a scaled-back version of more than $600 million...

Hogan announces $190M in federal aid for COVID-19 relief

Jun. 30, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has outlined $190 million in federal COVID-19 relief for small businesses, higher education and nonprofit organizations. Hogan announced Tuesday that $45 million will be allocated to expand a program to help small businesses. It awards grants of up to...

FILE - Maryland Board of Public Works, shown in a March 2020 photo, is scheduled to consider state budget cuts Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Maryland comptroller to oppose $205M in proposed budget cuts

Jun. 30, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's comptroller plans to oppose about $205 million out of $672 million in budget cuts proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan in response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the state’s budget, the comptroller’s spokeswoman said Tuesday. The board, which includes...

Dozens of new laws take effect in Maryland this week

Jun. 29, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Dozens of new laws are taking effect in Maryland this week. The General Assembly approved more than 600 bills in this year's legislative session, which was shortened by the coronavirus. While many of the new laws approved this year take effect in October, The Baltimore Sun reports...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster. The state law preceded a nationwide ban. Both bans responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On Monday, June 29, 2020  a divided three-judge panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by gun owners’ rights advocates that Maryland’s law violates the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition on taking private property for public use without just compensation. Maryland’s ban took effect in October 2018, one year after a gunman opened fire on the crowd at a Las Vegas concert and killed 58 people. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, file)

Federal appeals court upholds Maryland's ban on bump stocks

Jun. 29, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Maryland’s ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster, a state law that preceded a nationwide ban. Both bans responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. A divided three-judge panel from the...