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  • 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...
  • In Maryland, it pays not to work

    In Maryland, it pays not to work
    Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. However, there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment...
  • Living like kings on food stamps

    Living like kings on food stamps
    Happy Independence Day. I am not talking about the one we celebrate on July 4 but the other that happens each month in grocery stores across the United States. Let me paint the picture. My husband and I work 40-plus hours a week and stop into 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...
  • Romney video raises the question: Would he be the president for all Americans?

    Romney video  raises the question: Would he be the president for all Americans?
    If 47 percent of American voters weren't in the bag for President Barack Obama before, they certainly are now. The video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney writing off nearly half of the American population as layabouts with no feeling of...
  • Baltimore's poverty rate unchanged at 1 in 4 residents

    Baltimore's poverty rate unchanged at 1 in 4 residents
    The poverty rate in Baltimore held steady last year with about 1 in 4 counted as impoverished by the U.S. Census Bureau — a situation that economists say reflects the fits and starts of the nation's economic recovery. After a jump of more than 4...
  • U.S. sequestration could cut Maryland income $2.5 billion

     State officials estimate that the Marylanders could lose $2.5 billion in income if President Obama and the Congress fail to reach a spending and revenue agreement before automatic cuts to defense and other programs take effect in January. The budget...
  • 'Lost' Renoir apparently stolen from BMA

    'Lost' Renoir apparently stolen from BMA
    A painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir that was recently rediscovered appears to have been stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951. As a result of the discovery, the FBI has begun an investigation, and an auction scheduled for Saturday morning in...
  • 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...