Calls are coming into the United Way’s 211 help line at four times the typical volume — with Marylanders looking for places to get tested for the coronavirus or find food. Some need help paying their bills or want to talk to someone about their fears.
Responding to emergencies typically involves marshaling resources from an unaffected area to bring to an affected area, but the coronavirus is putting countries in competition for scarce supplies at the same time.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scouting out old school and hospital buildings in Maryland, even an unused prison, looking for additional spaces where the state could add thousands more critical care beds during the new coronavirus outbreak.
Precautions are underway to prevent a rapid and potentially deadly spread of the new coronavirus among Baltimore’s homeless community from encampments to congregate shelters and service provider. Still, many advocates and people experiencing homelessness worry the protections don’t go far enough and leave a vulnerable population at extreme risk.
Maryland’s child support system, which is supposed to sustain children, is actually hurting some of the state’s neediest families — especially in Baltimore, an investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found. A dysfunctional system has decided that parents in struggling city neighborhoods owe tens of millions of dollars in back child support — a whopping $23 million in one West Baltimore ZIP code alone.
President Donald Trump recognized Marylander Charles McGee — a retired brigadier general and Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 combat missions in three wars — Tuesday during his third State of the Union address in the House chamber.
His life ended quietly, in the cold, huddled in the entrance of a Mount Vernon restaurant, where Dwight Claxton’s body was found by police Friday morning. By Saturday, funeral arrangements were being pieced together via a lengthy thread on the community’s Facebook page where friends and acquaintances shared stories of Claxton.
Growing up in my family, cancer and talk of it was everywhere. So, when I turned 38 last year, I talked to my doctor. Immediately, I was swept up in a whirlwind of testing: mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs and painful biopsies.
By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board and Yvonne Wenger
Virginia Catherine Ruth, who deciphered and encoded messages during World War II, prepared meals for prisoners from her Dundalk kitchen and cared for children removed from their parents’ custody, died July 31, 2019 of heart and lung failure. She was 95.
Baltimore’s chief brand officer Sarah Schaffer rallied her team at Visit Baltimore early Saturday, almost immediately after President Donald Trump punched “Tweet” on his electronic missive denigrating Charm City.