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  • Gratitudinal [Editorial]

    It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the...
  • Grassroots opens cold-weather shelter program

    Grassroots opens cold-weather shelter program
    The 11th season of the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center's cold-weather shelter program got underway last week and will continue through March 30 at alternating Howard County faith communities. The shelter program is designed for people who cannot...
  • Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]

    Baltimore has a stake in the farm bill [Commentary]
    Washington gridlock has stopped Congress from passing a much needed farm bill. Here in Baltimore, my administration has put politics aside to implement an aggressive urban agricultural plan to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens and support...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Decision time for Md.'s health exchange [Editorial]

    Decision time for Md.'s health exchange  [Editorial]
    Since Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's health insurance exchange website was functional for most users, anecdotal reports have been mixed. Some people report continued problems with frozen screens and other glitches that have bedeviled the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us

    Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us
    Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
  • 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...