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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MD: Health

Latinos have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection of any race or ethnic group in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health. (Wikimedia Commons)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the Latino community particularly hard across the nation, and in Maryland, Latino residents in Prince George's County now may get some help. A coalition is raising funds to provide emergency assistance for the Langley Park community there, whic

A new COVID symptom tracker makes recommendations if you think you have the coronavirus. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As telehealth use rises during the coronavirus pandemic, a new online symptom tracker tool is helping patients evaluate their risk for the disease. UnitedHealthcare's COVID symptom checker will be updated as guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evolve, a

Maryland's nascent oyster industry may not survive the pandemic, scientists say. (Chesapeake Bay Program)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With the U.S. seafood industry in an economic free fall during the pandemic, senators and advocacy groups are calling on Congress to help keep struggling fisheries from going under. Restaurant and market shutdowns are hitting Maryland's Chesapeake Bay fishers particularly hard, ac

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill that would have funded the nation's first prescription-drug affordability board. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Since Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan refused to sign a measure to fund the state's new Prescription Drug Affordability board last week, health care reform groups now are urging the General Assembly to override the veto. The first-in-the-nation board was established last year by lawmak

In a survey by UnitedHealthcare, more than 50% of respondents said walking is their preferred way to exercise. (Adobe stock)<br />

ANNAPOLIS -- Even though Marylanders are housebound because of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts say getting out for a stroll is something people still can do to maintain good health. April is Move More Month, which aims to get people to create daily walking plans to improve their well-bein

The National Alliance on Mental Illness formed a partnership with Instagram to help support the mental health of young people during the pandemic. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing folks to cope with loneliness, job loss and grief, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is teaming up with Instagram to connect young people to mental health support resources during this challenging time. On its Instagram page, NAMI is posti

Most Marylanders want reassurance that their credit scores won't suffer if they can't pay bills during the coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., held a tele-town hall this week to give residents a chance to ask questions about consumer protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns about credit ratings and coronavirus scams were two of the hottest topics for people on the call. One Maryla

Older Marylanders need to beware of scammers trying to sell fake vaccines and other bogus cures for the new coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Con artists like to take advantage of people when a crisis strikes, so it's no surprise that scams are on the rise in the COVID-19 pandemic -- and vulnerable older Americans are particular targets. One popular scam right now asks for payment for a vaccine or treatment for the cor

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