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  • Federal courts warn against juror scam

    Federal courts warn against juror scam
    Federal courts are warning against juror scams that claim people missed jury duty and they must pay a $400 fine or be thrown in jail. The schemes mostly have appeared in New Mexico and other western states, but scams tend to travel. Marylanders should...
  • Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

    Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration
    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...
  • Beware of con artists' schemes related to Affordable Care Act

    Beware of con artists' schemes related to Affordable Care Act
    Consumers weren't able to sign up for insurance under new health care exchanges until last week, but con artists have been scheming for months to steal money or Social Security numbers under the guise of the Affordable Care Act. And it's bound to get...
  • Immigration deformed

    Immigration deformed
    There's the story of a woman with five kids who was asked: If she had to do it all over again, would she have five children? "Yes," she said, "just not these five." That's the way I feel about the immigration "reform" bill introduced by the Senate's...
  • Number of Marylanders furloughed in doubt

    Federal agencies keep track of popcorn production and wallpaper sales, but figuring out exactly how many government employees have been furloughed by the shutdown in a state turns out to be a tricky task. Estimates of the number of Marylanders furloughed...
  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • Day care shortage frustrates parents in Baltimore

    Day care shortage frustrates parents in Baltimore
    In five months, the downtown Baltimore day care attended by Celine Plachez's youngest son is slated to close, yet she's not looking for a backup. She can't stomach it. She searched before he was born, calling about a dozen places, some of which said...
  • Give up my government check? Not hardly

    In Norma McDonald's letter ("First cut should be congressional pay," Oct. 3), she calls for refusal to pay congressional salaries until the government opens again. Not a bad idea! However, her idea that anyone against Obamacare (such as the tea party)...
  • Update on recent agriculture legislation from Washington [Letter]

    Editor: 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. The...
  • Immigration is an environmental issue

    Immigration is an environmental issue
    What if they held an environmental crisis and no one cared? What if a law moving through Congress would significantly harm clean water, open space, the Chesapeake Bay? You'd hear the alarms, strong and clear, from the largest national groups to the...
  • Immigration reform would be a win for Obama and the country

    Immigration reform would be a win for Obama and the country
    Presidential second terms tend to be disasters, but, to paraphrase Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, each is disastrous in its own way. The big domestic initiative of George W. Bush's second term was Social Security privatization. Politically, it was a...
  • Federal retiree blames Tea Party for shutdown [Letter]

    Editor: This Federal government shutdown is the latest antic by the Tea Party Republicans to achieve by sheer force what they did not achieve in the most recent national elections and cannot achieve by attempting to extort concessions not only from...