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Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

In Maryland, 130 people died of COVID-19 last month. According to Gov. Larry Hogan, 100% of them were unvaccinated."If you've not gotten your vaccine, the virus and its variants are a dangerous threat to you. Getting vaccinated is the only way to protect yourself," Hogan said during a press conference on Wednesday.Hogan added that 95% of new COVID-19 cases and 93% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Maryland last month were among unvaccinated residents. ...
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Laid-off workers are scoring early wins in lawsuits against GOP governors attempting to cut off federal jobless aid

Jobless workers in Indiana and Maryland racked up early court wins to restore federal unemployment. "I think it certainly has the potential to start more cases," one expert said of the litigation. A lawyer who brought a similar case in Ohio said he may even go after the state for damages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jobless workers in Ohio are the latest group to push back in court against Republican governors cutting off their federal benefits early.Federal benefits in the state wound down on June 26, months ahead of their scheduled expiration in September. A new lawsuit representing three Ohio workers claims the ...
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Maryland to continue paying federal unemployment benefits after judge rules against Governor Hogan

Federal unemployment benefits will continue to be paid in Maryland after a judge ruled against Governor Larry Hogan. Maryland was set to end the pandemic unemployment aid Saturday evening, which includes $300 weekly payments. Governor Hogan has indicated that he will immediately appeal the decision. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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An 1870s-era rail tunnel used by Amtrak could be a possible beneficiary of federal infrastructure funding

Amtrak and the state of Maryland last week came to an agreement on a $4 billion plan to replace the deteriorating Baltimore & Potomac (B&P) Tunnel in Baltimore, a key bottleneck along Amtrak's heavily trafficked Northeast Corridor, according to The Washington Post.The replacement tunnel is slated to be built in the next decade, with the tunnel having the ability to transport electric-powered trains.For years, the current tunnel has transported Amtrak, Maryland's MARC commuter trains, and commercial rail traffic through the state's largest city.But trains slow down to 30 miles per hour along the 148-year-old two-track tunnel, which often creates delays throughout the rail corridor.A replacement tunnel, roughly half a mile north of the existing tubes, would allow trains to move up to 100 ...