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  • Voter ID laws are essential to prevent fraud at the polls

    Voter ID laws are essential to prevent fraud at the polls
    Requiring a photo ID is frequently, and inaccurately, said to be a method of suppressing minority votes. Walmart requires a photo ID to exchange a purchase. Not to get a refund, but simply to trade a purchase for something of the same price for a...
  • Lansdowne church fills a need with more than free food

    Lansdowne church fills a need with more than free food
    It is a Wednesday evening in Lansdowne and the Washington Avenue campus of St. Clement Church is bustling with activity. Both Baltimore County and Baltimore City residents file through the front doors, down the entry hallway and into the church's...
  • Fighting obesity with good nutrition

    Fighting obesity with good nutrition
    As The Sun recently noted, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report explaining that obesity rates in the nation have declined ("Tide may be turning on U.S. childhood obesity — CDC," Aug. 6). Hooray! But if you look beneath that...
  • Howard County should corral farmers markets into one venue [Letter]

    Having visited the farmers market recently for the first time, I was thrilled to see the featured article, "Too many fruits and vegetables?" in the July 25 issue. I had been discouraged to find just a few vendors, situated in a sweltering parking lot, the...
  • The cruelty of cutting food stamps

    The cruelty of cutting food stamps
    As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
  • Chefs to Congress: Hungry kids need food stamps

    Chefs to Congress: Hungry kids need food stamps
    As chefs, our lives revolve around food. Yet in the United States, 16 million kids struggle with hunger and more than 250,000 of those kids are from Maryland. We joined the fight against childhood hunger for them. Fortunately, families can rely on...
  • Mitt Romney's question-mark economy

    Mitt Romney's question-mark economy
    We're closing in on Election Day, but the questions about what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would do if elected are only growing larger. Rarely before in American history has a presidential ticket campaigned on such a blank slate. Yet, paradoxically, not...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Md. to partner with USDA to enhance food stamp fraud detection efforts

    Md. to partner with USDA to enhance food stamp fraud detection efforts
    The Maryland Department of Human Resources will step up efforts to find people who sell their food stamps for cash or otherwise defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, under a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Pet food stamps become a reality

    Pet food stamps become a reality
    It’s a heartbreaking decision that thousands of devoted pet owners are forced to make every year: pay the bills or feed the dog or cat? The choice between paying for heat, water, or groceries and buying a bag of pet food is all too real for many...
  • Senators turn backs on the hungry

    Senators turn backs on the hungry
    Recently, The Sun drew attention to the rise of poverty and hunger in our region ("Poor people in Balto.'s suburbs outnumber those in city," May 21) while Maryland's senators turned their backs on those who need help buying food. I was saddened and...
  • Cost of Iraq measured in schools and hunger

    Cost of Iraq measured in schools and hunger
    It is great that the General Assembly has devised a program to spend $1 billion to rebuild the Baltimore City schools as related in your editorial ("Building for the future," March 20). Fifteen percent of Americans are on food stamps, which costs about...