Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Ohio governor calls for investments in education, child well-being; UT tribes urge lawmakers to pass a bill ensuring protections for Native kids; body positivity movement helps improve body image and alleviate shame.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar was ousted from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Inspector General testified on PPP loan fraud, and House Democrats discussed the Ensuring Women's Right to Reproductive Freedom Act.

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Is bird flu, inflation or price gouging to blame for astronomical egg prices? Pregnancy can be life-changing or life-ending depending on where you live, and nine tribal schools are transforming their outdoor spaces into community gathering areas.

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One in three Black college students is also a parent, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, February 3, 2023

Bowie State University to Boost Support for Student Parents

Students who are also parents face more challenges getting through college, but support for these students is getting an upgrade at Bowie State …

Both drafty and well-sealed homes can have a radon problem. (Adobe Stock)
Marylanders Encouraged to Test for Radon

January is National Radon Action Month and officials are encouraging Marylanders to test their homes. Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the …


Last year saw the certification of LEED projects pass 100,000 globally. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Maryland Improves on Green Building Ranking

Maryland ranks fifth in the nation on a new report on green building in the U.S. The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual rankings of …

Experts say school-based grief groups are a good way for grieving students to learn coping skills. (Adobe Stock)
Supporting Students Through the Grief Process

Knowing how to approach the grief of others can be difficult, although things can get more complicated when addressing the grief of students in …


Maryland's nursing shortage is anticipated to grow to over 13,000 RNs by 2035. (Adobe Stock)
Maryland Hospital Capacity Strained: High Demand, Staffing Challenges

Maryland's health officials are appealing to the public to take precautions as the state's hospital bed availability is once again strained. Many …

Oregon was the first state to legalize medical aid in dying. Its
MD Gov.-Elect Expresses Support for Medical Aid in Dying

Advocates of medical aid in dying are cheering recent statements by Gov.-Elect Wes Moore in support of patients having the option. The governor-…


Baltimore City rents have increased 19% since the start of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)
The Grassroots Fight for Housing Justice in Baltimore

By Jaisal Noor for Yes! Magazine.Broadcast version by Brett Peveto for Maryland News Connection reporting for the Solutions Journalism Network-Public …

The Communications Workers of America Union represents hundreds of thousands of workers in tech, media and telecom, as well as other industries. (Adobe Stock)
Quality Assurance Workers at MD-Based ZeniMax Vote to Unionize

Employees at Microsoft's ZeniMax Online Studios have voted to form a union and begin collective bargaining with the tech giant. The ZeniMax quality …


The eye pressure at which glaucoma develops is not consistent, some people with glaucoma have average range eye pressure. (Adobe Stock)
Preventable Vision Loss Highlighted During Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and with no symptoms, experts say it is important for Marylanders to get regular eye exams. Glaucoma is the …

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AARP Maryland Sets 2023 Legislative Priorities

AARP Maryland has just released its legislative priority list for the coming year, with health and consumer protection issues topping the list…


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Food Insecurity Looms Amid Inflation, End of COVID Era Supports

The issue of charity around meals is a common theme during the holidays, though this year the prospect of a sudden drop-off in federal benefits has …

The Maryland Family Network says parents should ask providers about their teaching philosophies when researching child care.<br />(Adobe Stock)
Study: Kids in Child Care Not More Likely to Exhibit Problematic Behaviors

New research shows kids in child care aren't more likely to exhibit behavior problems than other children. The study, published in the journal …


 

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