Human rights declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, in countries from Angola to the US to New Zealand

Human rights activists and international leaders first warned in April 2020 that countries could use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to crack down on human rights.

Local Crime Victims’ Memorial Service to be Held April 24

The State’s Attorney’s Office will hold their annual Crime Victims’ Memorial Service on April 24, 2022. The service is an annual event that is held in four parts of Maryland; Northern, Southern Eastern, and Western. The western region includes Montgomery, Carroll, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. Each prosecuting office within those counties takes a turn hosting the event, along with the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services.

Local governments are attractive targets for hackers and are ill-prepared

Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Joe Biden on March 21, 2022, warned that Russian cyberattacks on U.S. targets are likely, though the government has not identified a specific threat. Biden urged the private sector: “Harden your cyber defenses immediately.” It is a costly fact of modern life that organizations from pipelines andContinue reading “Local governments are attractive targets for hackers and are ill-prepared”

Local Nonprofits Eligible for Funding through Gaming Commission

HAGERSTOWN, MD (March 29, 2022) – The Washington County Gaming Commission will begin the 2022 funding cycle on April 1, 2022. All qualifying charitable organizations with a Washington County presence are encouraged to apply. On April 1, 2022 funding applications will be posted online and available for download. Completed applications must be submitted to theContinue reading “Local Nonprofits Eligible for Funding through Gaming Commission”

Maryland National Guard Lends Helping Hand to Meritus Medical Center

Although the number of COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations are decreasing in Maryland, many healthcare workers such as the ones that Meritus Medical Center remained busy, as the pandemic continues. At the direction of Governor Larry Hogan, 1000 members of the Maryland National Guard are being mobilized to assist state and local health officials to provide some relief.

Washington County Maryland Shows Local Growth Despite Challenges

Each year, people tune in to the State Of The Union address, but did you know our county commissioners have compiled a similar address just for us? This year’s update was full of good news, describing all the great things Washington County accomplished in 2021, and a sneak peek of what residents can look forwardContinue reading “Washington County Maryland Shows Local Growth Despite Challenges”