2021 | News

Lawmakers return to Annapolis for start of unusual 90-day session

Plus: Most popular Montgomery County Public Library books of 2020; Health officials urge reluctant first responders to get vaccine

Lawmakers return to Annapolis for start of unusual 90-day session

Maryland lawmakers convened under bizarre and “surreal” circumstances in Annapolis Wednesday, launching a 90-day General Assembly session unlike any other in its history.

In the House, Majority Leader Eric G. Luedtke (D-Montgomery) offered a prayer to a nearly vacant chamber. [Washington Post]

Most popular Montgomery County Public Library books of 2020

Montgomery County Public Libraries has announced its most popular adult fiction and nonfiction books that were borrowed in 2020.

Among the most borrowed fiction books are Celest Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman in Moscow,” and Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” [Montgomery Community Media]

Health officials urge reluctant first responders to get vaccine

In parts of Maryland, local health officials are working to convince reluctant first responders to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

That reluctance could slow down the process of distributing the shot to other groups still waiting for theirs. [NBC4]

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