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  • Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's op-ed piece from Friday is an example of why nothing ever seems to change in Baltimore.   Mayor Rawlings-Blake writes primarily about the Congressional farm bill and the impact that it will have on the city of Baltimore....
  • Don't minimize minimum wage [Editorial]

    Don't minimize minimum wage  [Editorial]
    Ever interested in the region's troubled youth — although usually in the context of a police crackdown on them — Del. Pat McDonough says he wants Maryland to adopt a "training wage" of $7.25 an hour for businesses of 100 workers or fewer. If...
  • Food pantries at schools offer lessons in support

    Food pantries at schools offer lessons in support
    In a classroom with an outside door, student-made shelves are filled with canned goods as Manchester Valley High School prepares to open its first food pantry on Jan 7. The high school will be the 16th school in the county to have a food pantry —...
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  • The ineffectual on the Hill [Editorial]

    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...
  • Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture

    Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
  • Voter ID laws are essential to prevent fraud at the polls

    Voter ID laws are essential to prevent fraud at the polls
    Requiring a photo ID is frequently, and inaccurately, said to be a method of suppressing minority votes. Walmart requires a photo ID to exchange a purchase. Not to get a refund, but simply to trade a purchase for something of the same price for a...
  • 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...