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This is the Least Educated City in Maryland

College enrollment has declined steadily in the United States in recent years. With rising tuition costs and surging student debt, enrollment rates have fallen at an average of nearly 2% a year since 2010. While four years of higher education may not be for everyone, Americans without a bachelor’s degree tend to be far more […]
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COVID-19 In Maryland: Over 500 New Cases Reported In 24 Hours

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Five more Marylanders have died as a result of the coronavirus as 505 new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday, according to the Maryland Health Department. Doctors said the new cases are fueled by the Delta variant targeting those who are unvaccinated. Since the pandemic began, there were 467,435 total confirmed cases and 9,599 deaths. The current positivity rate is 2.58%. Hospitalizations increased Thursday. There are 215 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 160 in acute care and 55 in the ICU. There are now 3,551,313 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered a total of 7,159,317 doses. Of those, 3,608,004 are first...
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Md. Record Set With 301-Pound Swordfish Caught off Ocean City Coast

OCEAN CITY, Md.- An Anne Arundel County angler is now the first officially-recognized state record holder for swordfish, which he caught in a tournament July 23 at Ocean City. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that Peter Schultz, 36, of Annapolis, is the first record holder for the Atlantic division – Swordfish (Xiphias gladius). Schultz caught the 301-pound swordfish while participating in the Big Fish Classic Tournament, landing the record-breaking catch roughly 50 miles offshore at Washington Canyon.
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301-pound swordfish sets new record in Maryland

An angler in Maryland got his name in the records books after hauling in a massive swordfish. It may have taken eight hours to reel the animal in, but it looks like it was worth it. Peter Schultz, of Annapolis, caught the fish while participating in the Big Fish Classic...
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New Maryland Mask Mandate Not On The Table

In the face of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Larry Hogan took a moment at the beginning of Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting to push vaccines for anyone who has not gotten one. Hogan made no mention of masks, however, despite an announcement Tuesday by the Centers for...
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Top 10 and Bottom 10 Skilled Nursing Home Facilities in Maryland Ranked by Staff Vaccination Rates

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced the top 10 and bottom 10 nursing home facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 and highly contagious variants. MDH also announced 26 nursing home facilities in the state that did not submit […] The post Top 10 and Bottom 10 Skilled Nursing Home Facilities in Maryland Ranked by Staff Vaccination Rates appeared first on The Southern Maryland Chronicle.
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Baltimore County Schools Will Require ‘Universal Masking,’ Maryland Ranks Third Nationally In Vaccinations Among Ages 12-17

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County schools will require all students, visitors, teachers and other staff to wear masks inside all buildings for the upcoming school year. The teachers’ union welcomed the move. “This is what the science shows to keep everybody safe so we are ready to face the school year with masks,” Cindy Sexton, the president of TABCO told WJZ Investigator Mike  Hellgren. But there are worries about how it will be enforced. “We have heard the concerns about the students who won’t wear their masks. There are also concerns that there are going to be adults who won’t wear their masks...
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State Delegate Erek Barron Nominated as United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, White House Says

President Joe Biden has nominated a state delegate to serve as US Attorney for the District of Maryland, according to an announcement made by the White House. Erek L. Barron is a partner at the law firm of Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP. He has also been a member of the Maryland legislature since 2015. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Barron served as Counsel and Policy Advisor to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.
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Maryland Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

– U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher today sentenced Jeffrey John White, age 53, of Woodsboro, Maryland, to 133 months in federal prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for possession of child pornography. At the time of his federal offense, White was on supervised probation for a previous conviction for similar conduct in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Judge Gallagher ordered White to pay a $5,000 special assessment and $3,000 in restitution. Judge Gallagher also ordered that White must continue to register as a sex offender in the places where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
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FCPS updates mask guidelines for staff and students in Maryland

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — In Maryland, Frederick County Public Schools announced mask-wearing is now required for all students and staff for the beginning of the 2021 school year. FCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban, stated classes will still operate five days a week but inside masks are to be worn...
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Summer Surge: As Coronavirus Infections Rise In Maryland, Some Reveal Why They Won’t Get Vaccine; Hogan Says ‘Breakthrough’ Infections Under 1%

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Less than half of people in Baltimore City are fully vaccinated. Dondrick Ford said he is one of those who remains hesitant. “I’m not even going to lie to you, I’m not vaccinated, but I am going to get vaccinated,” Ford told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren. He said the recent rise in COVID—19 cases fueled by the more contagious Delta variant has changed his mind. “Even though I do have concerns about vaccinations, to me it will probably save my life,” Ford said. Hospitalizations increased Tuesday. There are 208 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 140 in acute care and 49...
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CORONAVIRUS IN MARYLAND | +500 new cases in 24 hours

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - The coronavirus continures to spread in Maryland. The state recorded 505 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours. The testing positivity rate increased to 2.58%, an increase of 0.13% during the past 24 hours. Maryland recorded 5 more deaths related to COVID-19 during the past...
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Gov. Hogan Issues Maryland Paralympian Becca Meyers A Governor’s Citation, Signs Order To Make July Visibility Culture and Achievements Month

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A standing ovation fills the Governor’s Reception Room at the State House Monday but it was a different type of ceremony for Maryland Paralympian Becca Meyers. Less than a week after withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics after being told she couldn’t bring her Mother as a personal care assistant, Meyers accepts a new honor. “It’s not nearly as good as a gold medal but I’m going to present her with a Governor’s Citation recognizing her many contributions to the disability community both here in Maryland, across the country and around the world,” Governor Larry Hogan said Monday. On the...