Self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic can put domestic abuse victims at risk, and with less access to vital services. (Adobe Stock)

Protections for MD Domestic-Abuse Victims in COVID-19 Crisis

By: Diane Bernard, Public News Service – MD ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Although Maryland courts are closed to help stop the

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COVID-19 response stimulus checks will come automatically, either by mail or direct-deposit to a bank account. No one will need to apply for them. (Noderog/iStockphoto)

Better Business Bureau Warns of Coronavirus Stimulus Check Scams

By: Suzanne Potter, Public News Service – CT HARTFORD, Conn. — The Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are already

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A pregnant woman walks past a street mural in Hong Kong on March 23, 2020. With the coronavirus pandemic moving quickly, pregnant women are facing a changing health care system. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Pregnant in a time of coronavirus – the changing risks and what you need to know

“So, being pregnant and delivering in a pandemic … what’s that gonna look like?” That question, sent to me by

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In this file photo, sudsy water marks an illicit discharge into Brashears Run, a tributary to Sligo Creek in Maryland, which flows into the Anacostia River. (Dave Harp)

EPA cutback of enforcement amid coronavirus draws protests

By: Jeremy Cox, As the new coronavirus spreads across the country, environmental regulatory enforcement is contracting. The U.S. Environmental

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