| Apr 3, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Federal public defenders will begin taking furloughs this week because of forced spending cuts, raising concerns that reduced schedules will strain an already overburdened court system and compromise rights to adequate counsel and speedy trial.
In one of...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Jackie Carter had it all mapped out. She would attend college year-round and graduate early, land a job in criminal justice, start paying off student loans, move into her own apartment and invest in her first smartphone.
But the 22-year-old Towson...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Over the past six years, Maryland has taken a balanced approach when it comes to fiscal policy — making responsible cuts to spending while prioritizing investments in jobs, opportunity, and a stronger middle class. Because of this balanced approach,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Maryland employers added 6,700 jobs in January, picking up the pace from the end of last year, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday.
Businesses added 5,300 jobs in December, according to the agency's revised estimates. In both December and January,...
| May 12, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The City Council is poised to vote Monday on a bill that would require businesses receiving large city contracts or major financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore — or face sanctions.
"We have the highest unemployment...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
What does it require to get members of Congress to take action quickly and decisively on an issue of federal spending? Now we know. The possibility that they will be delayed in an airport terminal somewhere waiting for a flight out of town is apparently...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
A five-month stretch of job losses in Maryland ended in August with a small gain, too meager to keep the state's unemployment rate from ticking up to 7.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
And some economists said even the apparent job...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The Maryland Food Bank said it handed out food Wednesday to hundreds of families affected by the mass layoffs at Sparrows Point.
About 2,000 workers lost their jobs after RG Steel filed for bankruptcy in late May and idled the Baltimore County steel...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Aramark warned state regulators that it will lay off about 200 dining-service workers in Baltimore as a result of a lost contract, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Tuesday.
The 202-job cut will come when Aramark's...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
My cousin Cathy was a teacher.
Four years ago this past August, she spent part of her Friday getting her classroom ready for her students. The next day, her estranged boyfriend showed up at her home unexpectedly and shot and killed her in front of two...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:05 PM
A convenience-store supplier warned Maryland regulators that it will lay off 112 employees in Baltimore, the state said Friday.
Eby-Brown's reduction plan was one of two recent layoff warnings the state received. MV Transportation, which provides...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...