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  • 'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
  • It's time for the House to take up immigration [Commentary]

    It's time for the House to take up immigration [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of noncitizen children who had already waited years for visas to come to the United States with their families. Federal law allows immigrants to bring their unmarried, minor children with them to the U.S., but...
  • Baltimore County up for grabs in governor's race with no hometown favorite

    Baltimore County up for grabs in governor's race with no hometown favorite
    For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents. "Baltimore County is...
  • SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog

    SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog
    The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
  • Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]

    Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]
    Attorney and former CIA officer Matthew Ferraro contends that U.S. intelligence agencies operate within "strict legal controls under the review of lawyers embedded at all levels, inspectors general, courts and Congress" ("The Snowden stigma," June 9)....
  • Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West

    Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West
    Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
  • Spend Friday the 13th at HdG's concert in Tydings Park [Havre de Grace]

    Spend Friday the 13th at HdG's concert in Tydings Park [Havre de Grace]
    Uh oh, dear readers! It's Friday, the 13th. Beware of black cats, open ladders and broken mirrors, as your proceed through this day. Enjoy a concert in Tydings Park tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. as part of the HdG Arts Commission's Friday Concerts...
  • Suffer the little children [Editorial]

    Suffer the little children  [Editorial]
    A proposal earlier this week to provide temporary shelter at a Baltimore City office building for child migrants from Central America who arrive in this country without a parent or guardian appears to have been shelved for the moment, after Sen. Barbara...
  • Playing the executive card [Commentary]

    Playing the executive card [Commentary]
    As President Barack Obama contemplates November's congressional elections, the odds are they may produce Republican majorities in both the House and Senate. That would likely mean more of the same legislative frustration that has met his presidency to...
  • 'No soldier left behind' [Commentary]

    'No soldier left behind'  [Commentary]
    Like most Americans, the Ehrlichs celebrated the return of a captured U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. What parent would not possess a degree of empathy for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009? A positive aspect...
  • Brown's ahead in part because the other two are behind [Commentary]

    Brown's ahead in part because the other two are behind [Commentary]
    The Sun's latest poll numbers show gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has the support of 41 percent of likely Democratic primary voters — a lead of 2 to 1 over Attorney General Doug Gansler (20 percent) and nearly 3 to 1 over Del....
  • Aberdeen hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says

    Aberdeen hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says
    The president of Harford County's Army Alliance told community leaders Monday federal budget cuts and the uncertainty of any future BRAC process raise plenty of questions about the future of Aberdeen Proving Ground. "The defense budget is really critical...