Health alert issued for chicken pilaf products sold at Trader Joe’s due to presence of small rocks

WASHINGTON—The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert due to concerns of a frozen ready-to-eat chicken pilaf product that may be contaminated with foreign material, specifically rocks. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because the product […]

Governor Wes Moore delivers 2024 State of the State address [VIDEO, FULL TEXT]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore delivered his second State of the State address in the House Chamber of the Maryland State House. Governor Moore spoke before the Maryland General Assembly about how moving together in partnership will create progress and realize Maryland’s promise. Video from the address can be viewed below along with the full text: Governor Moore’s State […]

Governor Moore unveils ENOUGH Act with support from local officials, community leaders [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week unveiled the ENOUGH Act, a first-in-the-nation state-level effort to end concentrated poverty. Joined at LIFE Ministries Church in Brooklyn by Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller; Senate President Bill Ferguson; Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones; Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott; Baltimore City Councilwoman Phylicia Porter; Baltimore Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr. Shanaysha Sauls; […]

Maryland State Board of Education moves forward with next steps in State Superintendent search

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education has completed the development of the Leadership Profile that it will use to identify and screen potential candidates to serve as the next State Superintendent of Schools as the search process moves to the application phase. The Leadership Profile shows the key desired characteristics that students, parents, educators, community members, and stakeholders collectively […]

Governor Moore announces $150 million transportation budget restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As part of his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal, Governor Wes Moore this week announced the one-year restoration of $150 million in funding to address transportation needs across the state. The proposed funding will enable restoration of previously planned reductions to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s budget for one year and will continue to drive the Moore-Miller Administration’s commitment […]

U.S. Court of Appeals grants rehearing on Maryland handgun law

BALTIMORE, MD—The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit this week granted Maryland’s petition for rehearing en banc in the case of Maryland Shall Issue v. Wes Moore. The ruling means that the full appellate court will reconsider the November ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that Maryland’s law requiring most citizens to obtain a license […]

Forecasters warn of hazardous weather conditions in Baltimore area on Tuesday evening, State Activation Level raised to ‘ENHANCED’

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service says weather conditions will deteriorate as a strong frontal system approaches on Tuesday afternoon, then passes through the greater Baltimore/Washington region Tuesday evening. This will result high winds capable of downing trees and powerlines, tidal flooding, and the potential for flooding of small streams and creeks. This will create hazardous travel conditions late Tuesday afternoon […]

Maryland State Board of Education to host virtual town halls on State Superintendent search

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education will host a series of virtual town halls to obtain feedback from families, educators, administrators and community members on the State Superintendent of Schools selection process. The town halls will be conducted by executive search firm Hazard, Young and Attea (HYA) via Zoom on the following dates: Tuesday, January 16 – 9 a.m. […]