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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...

Large mural of Breonna Taylor will be painted in Annapolis

Jul. 2, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A mural of a Black woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, will be painted in a historically Black neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland. The Capital Gazette reports that artists and volunteers will paint a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor on Saturday. Taylor...

Maryland officer accused of giving information to prostitute

Jul. 2, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A police officer in Maryland was accused of giving confidential information about a case to a prostitute he was paying to engage in sexual acts with him, officials said. Prince George’s County Cpl. Ivan Mendez was indicted by a grand jury on a misconduct charge Tuesday, Prince...

Name of ex-Supreme Court justice taken off historic warship

Jul. 1, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The name of a former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who had ruled before the Civil War that free Black people and enslaved persons were not U.S. citizens is being removed from a historic warship. Roger B. Taney’s name has been taken off the retired warship that survived the...

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...

Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, walks down a hallway of the department’s offices in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier in the year, the county’s department was so short-staffed that her duties included overseeing campground and pool inspections, rodent control and sewage programs, while also supervising outbreak preparedness for a community of more than 425,000 people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Jul. 1, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue...

Confederate statue toppled, monuments defaced in Maryland

Jul. 1, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A statue of a Confederate soldier that stands in a Maryland cemetery was toppled and two other monuments on its grounds were defaced, according to police. Frederick Police Lt. Andrew Alcorn told the Frederick News Post that officers found the Confederate statue destroyed when...

Police: Man critically injured after being shot by officers

Jul. 1, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say a man is in critical condition after being shot by police. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said officers had responded to a behavioral health crisis and that the man had reportedly pulled a gun on the officers before being shot. The Baltimore Sun reports that...

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...