Maryland Must Build Thousands More Homes To Keep Prices Affordable, Report Says

Maryland will have to make big changes to its housing ecosystem to keep homes affordable over the next 10 years, according to a new state-commissioned report released Tuesday. The analysis from the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth and Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit housing lender and advocacy organization, says Maryland must add…

Coronavirus Q&A: Traveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants, and being contagious

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S., Axios is answering readers’ questions about the pandemic — how it spreads, who’s at risk, and what you can do to stay safe. What’s new: This week, we answer four questions on vulnerability for those with asthma, traveling across state lines, being contagious, safely washing dishes,…

Voices Of Wards 7 And 8: Neighbors Explain What The Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them

Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn’t the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D’Quan Young, and others. In…

The Hard Numbers Behind Juneteenth in a Racist America

Nicole Phillip Some of the most glaring disparities in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America are spelled out in detail the United States often seems unable to countenance. Updated Jun. 19, 2020 5:07AM ET / Published Jun. 19, 2020 4:28AM ET  Friday marks Juneteenth, a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States and specifically word…

How racism threatens the response to the coronavirus pandemic

A complex public undertaking like the coronavirus response depends a lot on public trust. But a legacy of systemic racism across multiple institutions has eroded that trust in many minority communities. The big picture: Health care has its own sordid history, from the Tuskegee Study to hospitals’ patient-dumping practices to substandard care for black mothers and babies. Consequently, minorities — especially black…