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  • State estimates 21,000 Md. jobs lost to sequester cuts

    State estimates 21,000 Md. jobs lost to sequester cuts
    Maryland lost about 21,000 jobs as a result of the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester, state officials say, and they expect another 4,000 federal positions to evaporate over the next two years. New state estimates peg the job...
  • Don't expect much in the way of policy from government in Harford in 2014 [Editorial]

    Don't expect much in the way of policy from government in Harford in 2014 [Editorial]
    While most of us are focused on getting the holiday season figured out, a few things are happening just after the turn of the new year that bear at least a passing thought, notably the coming state and county elections and the forum where a lot of the...
  • Morrow becomes first Democrat to enter District 9A race

    As the government shutdown drama was playing out in Washington, James Ward Morrow was shocked by some of the rhetoric he heard. Morrow, a 49-year-old Democrat from Ellicott City who goes by the name Ward, said he's running for election as the District...
  • NSA director says he's 'not wedded' to surveillance programs

    NSA director says he's 'not wedded' to surveillance programs
    In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments. Alexander, an...
  • Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise

    Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise
    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...
  • Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress

    Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress
    I wondered, as the most recent congressional political convulsions came to a close, what lessons the leaders of our polarized political parties might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. He did not succumb to pure partisanship as he led South...
  • Holding the NSA to account [Editorial]

    Holding the NSA to account  [Editorial]
    A federal court ruling this week that the National Security Agency probably violated the Constitution by collecting "metadata" — records that show things like who is calling whom, from where and for how long — on millions of Americans' phone...
  • A national conversation about pot

    A national conversation about pot
    A ruling handed down by a federal court this week strongly suggests that recent changes in state laws governing marijuana are now being reflected in how federal drug laws are enforced and will further change the conversation about marijuana use in...
  • City is failing its small businesses

     City is failing its small businesses
    I feel that it is imperative to the long term viability of Baltimore that both large and small businesses exist in the city. The large companies employ a great many people. The smaller companies tend to be able to supply the daily needs of city residents....
  • Carroll delegates offer reassurance on gaming bill prospects

    Carroll delegates offer reassurance on gaming bill prospects
    For the past six years, Carroll County has proposed a bill that would enable charitable organizations to host card game or casino night fundraisers. The proposal has been approved by either the House of Delegates or the Senate each year, but never by...
  • Carroll Chamber plans cultural exchange trip to Cuba

    American citizens may find it difficult to travel to Cuba, but through a cultural exchange program implemented in 2011 the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is offering its members and local residents the opportunity to visit the island country....
  • Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending

    Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending
    Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season. With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...