D.C. Adds 8 to List of States with High Coronavirus Risk

D.C. officials added eight states to its list of high-risk states that its residents should avoid nonessential travel to. Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Islands join 31 other states on the District’s list, which consist of states with a seven-day moving average of daily new coronavirus cases at 10 or more

MoCo Slows Reopening Efforts as COVID-19 Cases Spike

Montgomery County officials said they will suspend efforts to change an executive order loosening some coronavirus-related restrictions amid a recent resurgence in cases. Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, said at a virtual briefing Thursday that the county’s cases per 100,000 is the highest point since Aug.

Md. Lawmakers Vote to Recommend Limiting No-Knock Warrants, Banning Chokeholds

A work group composed of Maryland lawmakers approved recommendations Thursday for law enforcement agencies to ban chokeholds, limit the use of no-knock warrants and enforce penalties for violating use-of-force statutes. Most of the recommendations were approved along party lines, with the majority of Democrats seeking significant reform amid a nationwide outcry against police-related deaths and

Over 82% of Recent Maryland Unemployment Claims are Fraudulent, Labor Dept. Says

The Maryland Department of Labor has flagged hundreds of thousands of possibly fraudulent unemployment claims filed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, finding that 82% of those claims were illegitimate. An initial investigation over the summer exposed over 40,000 claims linked to what authorities said was a “massive and sophisticated criminal enterprise,” while a

D.C. Battles New Pandemic of Domestic Violence-Related Homelessness

Amid the economic, health and educational uncertainties caused by the coronavirus, an equally virulent pandemic co-exists: the increased instances of intimate partner violence. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner or parent in the United States. In a single year, this equates to more than 10 million women,