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  • Convenience store operator sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud

    Convenience store operator sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud
    A 58-year-old Yemeni man living in Baltimore was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for wire fraud in a $1.5 million illegal food stamp scheme, federal prosecutors announced. Ahmed Ayedh Al-Jabrati was convicted of trading cash for Supplemental...
  • Struggling Hopkins workers need better wages, not unusable benefits [Letter]

    Struggling Hopkins workers need better wages, not unusable benefits [Letter]
    Johns Hopkins Hospital President Ronald R. Peterson talked about the "generous benefits" he offers to employees ("Balancing priorities and resources at Johns Hopkins," April 11). But I'm a Hopkins employee, and I can't afford many of those "generous...
  • Wage war brews at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Wage war brews at Johns Hopkins Hospital
    About 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital have threatened to strike if the hospital does not agree to a wage increase of as much as 40 percent for some employees. A union representing the hospital's service and maintenance workers, including...
  • Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]

    Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]
    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...
  • Harford school officials say they are closing the gap on feeding needy students

    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...
  • The minimum wage boost [Editorial]

    The minimum wage boost  [Editorial]
    Efforts to raise Maryland's minimum wage received a big boost last week with the decisions in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to raise the minimum hourly pay to $11.50 in four years. Since about 1.9 million of Maryland's 5.8 million residents live...
  • Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill

    Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill
    The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
  • For some, income drops as wage rises [Commentary]

    For some, income drops as wage rises [Commentary]
    It may be that some minimum wage earners would be harmed by an increase in the minimum wage because they would lose their jobs. But what about those who keep their jobs? A more surprising result is this: Some minimum wage earners who keep their jobs...
  • Why can't the richest state end homelessness? [Letter]

    Why can't the richest state end homelessness? [Letter]
    It was a bit sad to read about Baltimore City's homeless on the front page ("City's homeless line up, even as count is down" (Dec. 2) and then right underneath a story about Columbia spending more than $5 million to create a new park ("Columbia park...
  • Education, not higher minimum wage, is the answer [Letter]

    Education, not higher minimum wage, is the answer [Letter]
    The minimum wage is a permanent wage for the undereducated, for whom robots and overseas labor have replaced the unskilled work that once paid a living wage ("Not so fast on minimum wage," Feb. 1). Moreover, by permitting students to leave school at age...
  • Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal

    Delaney urges business leaders to help shape minimum wage proposal
    With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue. The business...
  • Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]

    Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]
    Food insecurity has become a major issue in the United States. More families than ever before are depending on government assistance and other nutritional aid to supplement their diets. And the problem is only going to get worse as Congress considers...