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‘Our Numbers Are Up About 500%’ Maryland Pushes To Vaccinate As Covid Delta Variant Spreads; Still No Plans For Another Mask Mandate

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The walk-in vaccination clinic at the Engineers Club in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood was not packed, but every shot counts with the more contagious Delta variant of COVID—19 on the rise in Maryland. The Ivy Hotel helped organize the clinic, which offered Moderna and targeted people in the hospitality industry. “Fingers crossed! The more people we can get through these doors and get vaccinated, the happier we are,” said The Ivy Hotel’s general manager Rob Arthur. More than 30+ free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics this week across the City. Start your week by reaching out to your healthcare provider to...
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Maryland State Board Of Education Focuses On Safe Reopening Amid Parent, Teacher Concerns

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Tuesday, the Maryland State Board of Education had their first full in-person meeting in several months. During the meeting, education officials expressed that one of their top priorities is to safely re-open schools for five days a week this fall. The new state superintendent of schools, Dr. Mohammed Choudhury talked about the $1.3 billion the federal government sent to Maryland public schools. Schools will have a lot of freedom on how they spend that money and that could include upgrades for better ventilation systems. “Eighty percent of the funds they have discretionary autonomy over it and how they want to...
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Seven-week House recess faces cut

As members of the House fly home Friday for an extra-long August recess, they leave knowing they’ll almost certainly have their break cut short. Why it matters: Despite the threat of a spreading Delta variant, riveting testimony about the Jan. 6 insurrection and debate over an infrastructure bill that will affect roads and bridges coast to coast, lawmakers are currently scheduled to be away from Washington until mid-September.
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We need to address the 'cliff effect' of welfare benefits

For at least a generation, policymakers have been talking about welfare cliffs. Federal and state governments have been waging this war on poverty but with little progress beyond an expansive (and at times, perverse) web of programs and trillions in spending. Unfortunately, if one was born into this system, the...
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Probe underway after swastika found carved into State Dept. elevator

A swastika was found carved into the wall of an elevator inside the State Department’s main headquarters in Washington, DC, on Monday, officials said. Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the hateful vandalism in a Tuesday message to department employees and said the swastika has been removed. “As this painfully...
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