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  • 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 Farm Bill meets Animal Farm

     The Farm Bill meets Animal Farm
    I find it both disturbing and ironic that Nov. 1 marked the latest example of Congress and the White House finding common ground. The Nov. 2 Baltimore Sun article "Cuts to food stamps will affect 47 million needy Americans" provided the lens for my...
  • Food stamp fraud is real and must be stopped

     Food stamp fraud is real and must be stopped
    Like Mark Furst, the CEO of the United Way of Central Maryland, I too am disturbed to know that many children are food insecure ("Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland," Nov. 1). However, as a taxpayer I've watched SNAP/food stamp benefits being abused...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need

    Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need
    Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month. So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
  • No Thanksgiving holiday for low-wage workers [Commentary]

    No Thanksgiving holiday for low-wage workers [Commentary]
    As most Americans doze off in front of the TV after a few too many helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, some 20 million others will be heading out to work. Called on by their employers to work on the holiday, most feel they cannot say...
  • Feeding the hungry [Editorial]

    Feeding the hungry  [Editorial]
    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we urge readers not to forget that this year there are still hundreds of thousands of Marylanders who won't be able to count on a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce to celebrate the...
  • Living hungry on food stamps

    Living hungry on food stamps
    Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
  • Sampling local farmers' markets

    Sampling local farmers' markets
    Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post is from Cara Shipley, dietetic intern. In June all of the farmers' markets, like the Orioles, are in full swing. The definition of "local"...
  • City school police seek better benefits for injuries in line of duty

    City school police seek better benefits for injuries in line of duty
    When city school police officer Joseph Baribeault attempted to arrest two combative students at the old Greenspring Middle School, he ended up injured at the bottom of two flights of concrete stairs. Even though the city has acknowledged his disabilities...
  • Obama's socialist agenda is real

    Obama's socialist agenda is real
    Thomas Schaller's attempt ("Is President Obama the world's worst socialist?" Sept. 4) to use a statistical analysis of damage to British aircraft in World War II to validate his assertions that complaints about "the record numbers of people applying for...