Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

Yvonne Wenger

The Baltimore Sun

Columbia, SC, United States

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Past articles by Yvonne:

Another 864 people infected with the coronavirus and at least four more have died, officials say

Coronavirus cases shot up by another 864 and at least four more people have died, according to data Maryland officials released Sunday; 523 people are hospitalized. → Read More

Where are they now? Checking back in with The Baltimore Sun’s previous Women to Watch

Previous Women to Watch, such as Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Del. Kathy Szeliga and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan, weigh in on how life has changed in 2020. → Read More

Man, 26, shot in Baltimore Saturday afternoon

A 26-year-old man was shot in his head and neck in Northwest Baltimore Saturday afternoon, police said. → Read More

Feeling pandemic-induced stress, anxiety? Here’s where to find help.

Four places to start when you're ready. → Read More

As coronavirus rolls on in Maryland, mental health toll surges, with experts fearing spike in suicides

Calls to Baltimore’s crisis hotline have doubled during the coronavirus pandemic. The fear is the novel coronavirus will exacerbate the suicide epidemic — and the worst could be yet to come. → Read More

Advocates decry Baltimore’s delay in implementing new measures to make water more affordable

The implementation of Baltimore's water affordability act was delayed due to the pandemic, but advocates called Democratic Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young to take steps to put it in place. → Read More

In contested Baltimore City Council vote, measure to ask voters to approve term limits on elected officials fails

A proposal to ask city voters if Baltimore’s elected officials should be limited to three terms in office has failed before a divided City Council. → Read More

Thousands of Baltimore teens to start summer jobs Monday in YouthWorks program upended by coronavirus pandemic

Baltimore's YouthWorks job program had to pivot during the coronavirus pandemic to get as many young people as possible employed over the summer and actively in engaged in enriching experiences. → Read More

With budget cuts, state board scraps contested plan for AG’s office to take on street crime in Baltimore

As part of $413 million in budget cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the state Board of Public Works has scrapped plans to expand the Maryland attorney general’s office by adding a unit to prosecute street crime in Baltimore. → Read More

Well-known homeless advocate who helped start street newspaper stabbed to death in Baltimore robbery

Paul Behler, a well-known homeless advocate, was stabbed to death in Baltimore. → Read More

NAACP president says decision to move isn’t final; Baltimore leaders hope to keep civil rights group in city

A day after the NAACP announced it would move its national headquarters from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., Baltimore leaders said they were discussing strategies to keep it in the city, and the head of the organization said he has not ruled out a reversal in plans. → Read More

To prevent evictions, Baltimore to pay tenants’ back rent with more than $13 million from coronavirus relief funds

Baltimore renters who lost their income due to the coronavirus pandemic can receive assistance under a more than $13 million relief program. → Read More

What we learned from Baltimore’s $3 billion operating budget

The budget includes no new taxes or fees and protects spending for children, including $30 million toward school construction. → Read More

In Baltimore budget battle, Mayor Young exerts power over City Council and Democratic nominee Scott

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young blocked City Council President Brandon Scott Monday from brokering a deal to shift money in the $3 billion budget from police to public services. → Read More

Baltimore City Council bill would require essential businesses pay workers premium during pandemic

The proposal would better compensate cashiers, delivery drivers, security guards and others who are performing essential jobs during the pandemic. The legislation applies to employees of companies with at least 100 workers. → Read More

Baltimore City Council taps youth fund to help kids access distance learning, food during coronavirus pandemic

The City Council voted Monday to use at least $9 million from the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund to buy kids food and laptops and internet for distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Baltimore-based Lutheran World Relief preparing response to coronavirus in Africa: ‘This is a moment of unity’

Responding to emergencies typically involves marshaling resources from an unaffected area to bring to an affected area, but the coronavirus is putting countries in competition for scarce supplies at the same time. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan announces closure of non-essential businesses due to coronavirus pandemic

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday he was ordering closed all non-essential businesses in the state, including retail stores that had been allowed to remain open. → Read More

A staff member in the Maryland General Assembly has tested positive for coronavirus

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones’ office alerted members of the General Assembly Sunday afternoon that a committee staff member has tested positive for the new coronavirus. → Read More

Two dead, one seriously injured in Columbia when car struck a tree

A driver and a backseat passenger are dead after their car left the roadway around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and hit a tree, according to Howard County police. → Read More