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  • Deficits aren't America's biggest problem

    Republicans focus on cutting government spending, but this is largely a ruse to dismantle the New Deal and social programs like Social Security,Medicare and Medicaid. They are quick to reduce benefits to the sick, elderly and the poor while protecting the...
  • Firms in highway audit deny improprieties

    The Maryland engineering companies that auditors referred to in a scathing report on the State Highway Administration last week denied any knowledge Thursday of improprieties in the way they were awarded contracts and insisted their dealings with the...
  • Family finds that helping others pays handsomely

    Family finds that helping others pays handsomely
    Morris and Sandra Hill sit atop a corporate ladder fashioned from their own family tree. The couple has helped build Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. into a $17 million enterprise. Two of Sandra Hill's children have jobs paying six-figure salaries, and...
  • City school system to reimburse teachers for visa fees

    Baltimore school officials say the district will reimburse international teachers who paid out-of-pocket fees to obtain work visas, a practice that led the U.S. Department of Labor to order Prince George's County schools to pay nearly $6 million in...
  • After Tuesday, we know what voters want

    After devoting long minutes to careful analysis of Tuesday night's election returns, I now know what Americans want: We want roads and bridges that are always in good condition but do not require tax money for upkeep. We want world class schools with...
  • Looking for savings, counties spend more on tech staff

    Three years ago, Baltimore County technology director Robert Stradling's salary barely cracked the top 10 highest-paid county employees. Now, thanks to a $40,000 pay raise over the last few years, he's the third-highest-paid employee, falling below...
  • State health chief pledges to safeguard public mental health dollars

    State health chief pledges to safeguard public mental health dollars
    Maryland's top health official said Monday that his agency would do all it can to ensure that scarce mental health resources are spent properly after a Baltimore Sun investigation into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. uncovered the nonprofit clinic's...
  • Mykola 'Mike' Koropeckyj, Army officer, dies

    Mykola 'Mike' Koropeckyj, Army officer, dies
    Mykola "Mike" Koropeckyj, a retired noncommissioned Army officer who later worked for the Social Security Administration, died June 5 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. The Edmondson Heights resident was 83. The son of a Ukrainian...
  • Today's treasure hunter doesn't need a secret map or shovel to uncover wealth

    Today's treasure hunter doesn't need a secret map or shovel to uncover wealth
    Years ago, before we were married and moved to Maryland, my husband opened a checking account in Indiana and had the statements mailed to his office there. The account wasn't forgotten, just ignored. That wasn't a problem until his employer moved and the...
  • CEO pay: Let them eat golf balls

    CEO pay: Let them eat golf balls
    The latest news on executive pay at publicly traded companies is good — if you happen to be a CEO, that is. Reflecting the national trend, at least 14 highly-paid chief executives of 19 companies surveyed in the Baltimore region saw fatter paychecks...
  • Is an American CEO worth 10 times a British one?

    In Hannah Cho's excellent article on Maryland executive salaries ("On the Rise," July 10), she brings up the ratio of CEO salary to median worker salary. She says "CEOs at the largest U.S. companies made on average 343 times the median worker salary...
  • Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance

    Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance
    The Baltimore City Council, spurred by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, deserves praise for its resolution endorsing the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 30. This march, and the national attention it...