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  • Democratic candidate eyes Glen Burnie seat on Arundel council

    A Glen Burnie Democrat said Wednesday he plans to run for the District 2 seat on the Anne Arundel County Council in order to bring some civility back to the body which has been dogged in recent weeks by a series of contentious meetings to choose a...
  • Median wages in Md. fail to keep up with cost of basic needs, report says

    A family of three in Baltimore County needs about $62,000 just to make ends meet, a new report shows. And, without government assistance, minimum wage barely gets them a quarter of the way there. In Baltimore City, that same family of an adult with a...
  • In Baltimore City, more people need help feeding their families

    From 2008 to 2011, average monthly applications for food stamps in Baltimore increased by 66 percent, and applications for temporary cash assistance rose 35 percent, according to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. These numbers are the most...
  • Is Howard County too expensive for young families?

    College Park — Howard County has about 8,000 fewer young adults than 10 years ago, according to the U.S. Census. And some officials believe the county's high living costs may be the reason. The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning used...
  • Harford families need $62,000 to cover basic costs, study says

    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...
  • Norquist's 'beast' thrives

    Norquist's 'beast' thrives
    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...
  • In Anne Arundel County, worker needs $32 an hour to cover basic costs

    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...
  • Baltimore targets 'food deserts'

    Baltimore targets 'food deserts'
    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...
  • Staff Q&A: Super Tuesday troopers

    Staff Q&A: Super Tuesday troopers
    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...
  • How government 'solves' gas prices

    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...
  • Nonprofit transportation group convinces Giant to help it bus seniors to new store

    Aleene Johnson was among a steady stream of seniors, some holding canes and reusable canvass grocery bags, who boarded a shuttle bus to the Rotunda Giant on March 15. Johnson, who lives in the Broadview Apartments on University Parkway, said she wasn't...
  • From Sun Magazine: Grayson Gilbert's divine strength

    From Sun Magazine: Grayson Gilbert's divine strength
    The boy approached the marble statue, gazing up — miles up, as he remembers it now — into the face of the benevolent figure it depicted. It was May 8, 1996, and Grayson Gilbert, 6, had a lot on his mind. A few months earlier, surgeons had...