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Maryland’s COVID numbers are dipping, but are we turning a corner?

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We’re halfway through Gov. Larry Hogan’s state of emergency and COVID-19 metrics are improving, but Hogan says Maryland must stay vigilant. State senators clash over voting rights as they advance a redistricting map. A new report analyzes child fatalities in the city over the last five years. Baltimore County’s Inspector General finds a too cozy relationship between a developer and a former county official. Senate president Bill Ferguson wants lights out at 10 p.m. on what’s known as Baltimore’s “Block.” Chickens come home to roost in Baltimore County. And the President and CEO of GBMC HealthCare discusses what the surge has been like for health care workers – and the challenges that lie ahead.

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.