| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent raise next year, the Social Security Administration announced today.
Also, the agency announced that the amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax is going up next year from $113,700...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
Her business still hasn'...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
It's Obamacare activation and government "shutdown" week in Washington, where the consequences of misplaced faith in government are everywhere. Still, "true believers" remain faithful that Obamacare will be the exception to government's past failures in...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I am writing in response to the recent commentary regarding foster care, "How Maryland robs its most vulnerable children," (Oct. 14).
The author incorrectly asserts that the Department of Human Resources is improperly taking assets from children in...
| Apr 24, 2013
Four years into a so-called recovery, and we're still below recession levels in every important respect except the stock market.
A measly 88,000 jobs were created in March, and total employment remains some 3 million below its pre-recession level....
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:38 AM
In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments.
At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:32 PM
A few years ago, Verron "Ron" Brade led a move to change the way technical employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center move up from doing the work to supervising the workers.
Key to preparing the Clarksville resident to lead the effort, he said, was...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common-sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011.
Gary Stokes, 23, was found guilty by a Baltimore County jury in the shooting that caused the Social...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Social Security says it has begun processing — and paying — some retirement spousal claims for same-sex couples.
The agency’s action comes after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that said the Defense of Marriage Act was...