| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
If you like paint-by-numbers, the data just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census create a picture of the United States that is not inspiring.
We spend the biggest part of our day — 9 hours and 12 minutes — commuting...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:55 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:28 AM
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,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Happy Independence Day.
I am not talking about the one we celebrate on July 4 but the other that happens each month in grocery stores across the United States. Let me paint the picture.
My husband and I work 40-plus hours a week and stop into the...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Recently, The Sun drew attention to the rise of poverty and hunger in our region ("Poor people in Balto.'s suburbs outnumber those in city," May 21) while Maryland's senators turned their backs on those who need help buying food. I was saddened and...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:22 AM
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"...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:21 PM
More people live in poverty in Baltimore's suburbs than in the city itself, part of a nationwide shift that is challenging the largely urban assistance network built up over decades.
Suburban poverty in the Baltimore area grew 58 percent between 2000 and...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth.
Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
As chefs, our lives revolve around food. Yet in the United States, 16 million kids struggle with hunger and more than 250,000 of those kids are from Maryland. We joined the fight against childhood hunger for them.
Fortunately, families can rely on...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The pause is familiar to anyone who has been in a supermarket: The grocery checkout suddenly stops as a customer, perhaps quietly embarrassed, decides which items can be purchased and which will have to wait.
One day in Apples & Oranges, the grocery...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 7:45 AM
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...