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Maryland governor pardons 34 victims of racial lynching

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has posthumously pardoned 34 victims of racial lynching in the state between 1854 and 1933 who were denied legal due process. Hogan signed the order Saturday at an event honoring Howard Cooper. The 15-year-old was hanged from a sycamore tree by a mob of white men in 1885. Cooper was killed before his attorneys could file an appeal of a rape conviction […]

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MD Gov. Hogan announces steps to urge nursing home vaccinations

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced steps to encourage nursing home residents and staff to get COVID-19 vaccines. Hogan said Tuesday Maryland is launching an initiative to require vaccination rates at each of the state's skilled nursing facilities to be reported weekly and posted inside facilities in plain view. Hogan says Maryland also is activating mobile vaccination teams to conduct additional clinics for nursing home staff […]

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Maryland starts COVID-19 testing program for underserved; lifts outdoor mask requirement

Maryland is launching a free COVID-19 testing program in Hagerstown and Salisbury retail facilities to enhance testing in underserved communities. The Maryland Department of Health launched the mobile pilot program on Thursday in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two-week pilot will be conducted as part of the federal government's Increasing Community Access to Testing Program. The pilot […]

today04/29/2021 2

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How Maryland is working to vaccinate its homeless population

On March 5, 2020, Maryland's first three positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. On March 30, 2020, Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order, keeping residents from work or school, and setting in motion a new normal for the state of pandemic-related anxiety to which the world is still accustomed. On Dec. 11, the Food and Drug Administration approved administration of the first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., developed by […]

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Hogan announces new initiatives to focus vaccination efforts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced some added COVID-19 vaccination initiatives to better get shots into the arms of the unvaccinated. The governor outlined the "No Arm Left Behind" initiatives Wednesday. He says it will involve all state agencies and a variety of private companies. Hogan says Maryland has administered more than 4 million vaccines. He says 82% of people over 65 have been vaccinated, and […]

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Maryland session ends after focus on pandemic aid, policing

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has adjourned its 90-day session that focused largely on COVID-19 recovery, expansive police reforms and longstanding economic and health disparities worsened by the pandemic. With top-priority legislation on economic relief and police reform already passed earlier in the session, lawmakers approved a measure to implement sports betting. Maryland voters approved sports betting in November with 67% support. Sports wagering could begin as […]

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A glance at bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have concluded their annual 90-day session. Gov. Larry Hogan and lawmakers were quick to enact more than $1 billion in pandemic relief early in the session. The Democrat-controlled General Assembly also overrode the Republican governor's vetoes on three bills containing key parts of sweeping police reform legislation. Lawmakers also passed measures to expand voting options. Maryland voters will have the option to have mail-in […]

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Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on sweeping police reform

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have overridden Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes of three extensive police reform measures. The Democratic-controlled Maryland General Assembly overrode the Republican governor's vetoes on Saturday. The measures include the repeal of job protections in the police disciplinary process that critics say impede accountability. They include a new statewide use-of-force policy. The state also will expand public access to records in disciplinary cases and limit the […]

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Hogan vetoes bill prohibiting juvenile life sentences

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has vetoed a measure that would prevent juveniles charged as adults from being sentenced to life in prison without parole. Hogan also announced a veto Thursday night of a bill that would expand the state's prevailing wage law on public work project contracts. Both of the measures passed in the Maryland General Assembly with enough votes to override the vetoes. Senate President […]

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