| Feb 23, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Just five years ago, a Harford County family of one adult, one school-age child and one preschooler needed an annual income of about $54,000 to make ends meet. That family today would need nearly $62,000, a new study shows.
That number covers basic...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 12:44 PM
A family of three — one adult, one preschooler and one school-age child — in Anne Arundel County needs an annual income of $67,865 just to meet its basic needs, a new report shows.
That income requires a salary of $32.13 an hour when the...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It was big news in Oregon last week when a local TV reporter discovered he could use a supplemental nutrition card to buy a Starbucks frappuccino. In Washington, Republicans suggested that banning millionaires from becoming eligible for food stamp...
| Dec 10, 2011
Maryland, like the rest of the country, is aging.
The state's 65-and-over population increased by more than 18 percent in the past 10 years to 707,642, according to the U.S. census. This group will only grow as baby boomers — those born between...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 11:55 AM
More than a third of Baltimore neighborhoods don't have ready access to healthy foods, leaving one in five residents to rely on high-fat, high-calorie meals from corner stores and carryout restaurants, a new assessment shows.
City, academic and nonprofit...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:31 AM
The giant political smackdown known as Super Tuesday is next week. So we asked what would be on the menu if you hosted a Super Tuesday party?
A food that represents each of the candidates: caviar for Romney; a stockpile of canned goods for Paul; a...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 11:15 AM
So, gas is going up to $5 per gallon, probably more. Hey, this could be a real problem. In fact, it's a huge problem for the hard-working Americans, especially those in the lower middle class. We have to do something about it.
An example: Joe Doaks...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A group of Roman Catholic nuns traveling across nine states to protest a national budget proposal that cuts social service programs briefly stopped at Loyola University Maryland on Saturday.
Known as the "Nuns on the Bus," the group, made up of sisters...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 6:54 AM
As of 9:16 a.m. Thursday, according to BGE, power was out for 52,501 customers, and power was restored for 654,218 customers since the storm began.
The breakdown is: 6,573 customers out of power in Anne Arundel County and 129,165 customers with power...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Tens of thousands of people in Baltimore who use food stamps to buy groceries can now do their shopping at the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar under the Jones Falls Expressway, thanks to a new token system launched Sunday.
Customers who don't have...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 4:20 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 northeast winds 6 to 9 miles per hour. Forecasters warn that a few of the storms could be severe and produce large hail, lightning and...