| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:00 AM
I may owe the nation an apology. It turns out I'm a prime reason why the U.S. economy can't regain its footing. Because as a wage-earner, and as a consumer, I'm not what I used to be.
My full-time newspaper job was cut in September 2008, and since...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Ross Eisenbrey's contention that Maryland's crab meat industry "has scared Maryland politicians for years" ("Jobs and fairness: 'prevailing wage' rule good for Marylanders," Oct. 24) shows he doesn't understand the industry and is willing to ignore or...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Rose Givens Simpson, a retired Social Security Administration clerk, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 20 at her daughter's home in Diamond Bar, Calif. The former West Baltimore resident was 97.
Born Rose Givens in Baltimore and raised on Caroline Street,...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:21 PM
Baltimore officials are demanding $26,000 from the wife of mayoral challenger Otis Rolley, claiming that she improperly took paid leave that she was not owed — but the candidate and his wife say she was forced from her city job as part of what...
| Sep 4, 2011
There is much excitement in the Frederick County Office of Economic Development these days. Late last month, the federal government purchased vacant land in an industrial park in Urbana on which it will relocate and upgrade the Social Security...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:18 PM
A Maryland federal judge ruled Tuesday that some Baltimore public employees' pensions were harmed by the city's elimination last year of payments tied to market returns.
U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis decided that police and firefighters...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:53 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council.
I am proud to enjoy a very successful career in the hotel industry. I was selected by my colleagues as Hotelier of the Year in...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:44 PM
The Greek parliament approved a $113 billion austerity package that had been demanded by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund as a condition for receiving a $17 billion installment of the $160 billion "bailout" package negotiated last...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Baltimore County government will begin posting the salaries of every county employee online beginning Friday, July 1.
The salaries will be listed on the county's website at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov, on the Human Resources page of the site.
| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Harts Morrison Brown, a retired management consultant who had been a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died June 24 of lung cancer at the Veteran Administration Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center in Northeast Baltimore.
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:12 PM
After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment.
State Democrats expressed near-...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 5:34 PM
President Barack Obama's plan to combat unemployment by pumping $447 billion into the nation's economy won cautious praise from Maryland-based small-business owners and labor groups Friday, but there was widespread skepticism about the proposal's...