Baltimore

Restaurants on North Charles face hardship with virtual learning

In December, Mayor Brandon Scott announced a ban on both indoor and outdoor dining. In January, dining was able to resume with indoor seating capped at 25% capacity and outdoor capped at 50% capacity. A one-hour time limit was imposed. Last week, Scott finally lifted the time limit requirement. Although restaurants across the city have […]

Covid-19 has detrimental impact on college students with children

There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has impacted our lives in one way or another, but how has it impacted college students? How it has impacted parents that are also college students?  According to Dr. Aleksander Aristovnik, during the lockdown students primarily raised concerns about their future career and study issues among other anxieties and frustrations. […]

Bill establishes Md. police use of force requirements

By JACOB STEINBERGCapital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would revise police use of force requirements in the state — part of a growing initiative surrounding police reform nationally. Conversations surrounding police reform have intensified with the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and […]

ICE detention centers could leave Maryland for good

By AUDREY DECKER Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers heavily debated a bill concerning ICE detention centers on Wednesday, including testimony from a previous detainee who spoke about her experience in a Maryland center.   The Dignity Not Detention Act would prevent the state’s detention centers from renewing existing contracts with ICE or private […]

Maryland may ban plastic carryout bags at retail shops

By MADISON HUNT Capital News Service SILVER SPRING, Md. — A Maryland House committee on Friday voted to approve a bill prohibiting all retail establishments from distributing a plastic carryout bag at the point of sale.  HB314, the Plastic Bag Reduction Act, cross-filled with SB223 in the state Senate, would tackle the plastic pollution problem in […]