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  • Nine Baltimore store owners charged in $7 million food stamp fraud

    Nine Baltimore store owners charged in $7 million food stamp fraud
    A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted nine Baltimore business owners alleging almost $7 million in food stamp fraud.  The scheme, called "food stamp trafficking," involved the store owners redeeming food stamp benefits in exchange for cash and...
  • Maryland food stamp fraud alleged against Baltimore stores

    Maryland food stamp fraud alleged against Baltimore stores
    A federal grand jury indicted 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing nearly $7 million from food assistance programs by agreeing to debit cash for beneficiaries without selling food — then keeping a cut of the proceeds....
  • Cheating and the hungry

    Cheating and the hungry
    The recent indictment of 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing more than $7 million from the food stamp program is a welcome development but badly timed. No doubt it will be used as fodder by House Republicans angling to take...
  • Lt. Gov Brown meets with union organizers

    Lt. Gov Brown meets with union organizers
    Baltimore workers who want to unionize private security firms in the city have gotten the attention of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.  Brown, a Democrat, spent a half-hour in the kitchen of a Baltimore security guard Wednesday morning, snacking on donuts and...
  • Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown

    Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown
    Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how...
  • Shutdown endangers food programs, state officials say

    Shutdown endangers food programs, state officials say
    With the federal shutdown, Maryland can only pay to feed low-income women and children for a "limited period of time," the state's budget secretary said Wednesday. The state can cover the cost of food stamps and energy programs until the end of October,...
  • Obama to make public plea in Maryland

    Obama to make public plea in Maryland
    President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive. Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
  • Obamacare is a done deal

     Obamacare is a done deal
    Obamacare has been approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the president. Both Republicans and Democrats are in favor of elements of the law, such as no lifetime limits, no exclusion for preexisting conditions and coverage under parental...
  • Some supermarkets unable to process food stamps

    Some supermarkets unable to process food stamps
    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...
  • GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race

    GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race
    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...
  • Food stamps electronic system outage resolved

    Food stamps electronic system outage resolved
    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...
  • Community leaders, elected officials complain about Waverly Giant

    Community leaders, elected officials complain about Waverly Giant
    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...