| May 21, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The union fighting to improve service worker wages at Johns Hopkins Hospital has proposed to a state panel that it require hospitals to disclose whether their workers receive food stamps or other public assistance when reporting what benefit the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation — a backlog that prompted a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Although Harford County Public Schools has not yet met the state's goals for student participation in the Free and Reduced Meals program – to the point they attracted a recent plea from Gov. Martin O'Malley to "feed these kids" – school...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The first thing Eric Miles lost was his Jeep. Then it was the apartment that he and his 12-year-old son called home.
Since the federal government cut off jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed late last year, the 54-year-old East Baltimore man has...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:15 PM
By a wide margin, Maryland voters want to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, a poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows.
A majority of voters in every region of the state supports that wage increase, and the proposal has near-unanimous...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:11 PM
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...
| Dec 25, 2013
The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113th Congress Week." Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:01 PM
A technical glitch left shoppers who rely on food stamps to buy their groceries unable to pay at many supermarkets for much of the day Saturday.
A spokeswoman for Xerox, which runs the benefits system in Maryland and 16 other states, said the underlying...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Xerox officials said Sunday they had resolved a technical glitch that left those who use food stamps in Maryland and 16 other states without access to their benefits the day before.
The outage, which Xerox said was caused when the electronic benefits...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Elected officials and community leaders are calling on Giant Food to improve service and quality at the Waverly Crossroads store, which serves north and northeast Baltimore, including Oakenshawe, Abell, Guilford and Charles Village.
They are circulating...