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There was much economic news last week, almost all of it bad, making it a rough September to be president of the United States — or on the unemployment line. At this rate, Barack Obama may get an opportunity to see both sides of that particular...
Researchers counted 640 homeless or unstably housed young people in Baltimore around the first of the year, according to a report released Wednesday. In 2009, there were 426 young people between the ages of 13 and 25 who were living on their own...
The Charlestown retirement community on Maiden Choice Lane, the second largest retirement community in the United States, continues to grow. Citing demand from aging baby boomers and the high percentage of people 65 years of age or older in...
Tags: Catonsville, Renovation
Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein. A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
Republican Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana last weekend won re-election with a staggering 65.8 percent of the vote in a state that remains heavily Democratic. It is, the governor's office contends, the highest percentage achieved by a candidate since...
Set squarely between the nation’s capital and Baltimore, Howard County is a well-blended mix of the bucolic, the urban and the suburban. Spread out over 160,640 acres are sights as diverse as a quaint historic district in Ellicott City, high-tech...
Appealing to a constituency at the center of the debate over federal budget cuts, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin told a large crowd of federal employees that Maryland's lawmakers will fight for them as Congress begins making spending cuts required by the new...
Tags: Maryland, Government Debt, Benjamin L. Cardin, Laws, Defense
Catherine Kelly and Sue Heether began their relationship in 1994, when both were teaching at a Baltimore-area Catholic school, and felt they had to keep the arrangement closely guarded for years. But as same-sex couples became more visible over the...
The rows of wooden benches were filled with seven families for adoption day in Baltimore City Circuit Court last month. A pair of gay men seeking to adopt a baby. Three lesbian couples, two with twins. Two single moms with two kids between them. And...
Tags: Laws, Judges, Baltimore County, Lawyers, Same-Sex Marriage
The Baltimore County Council Redistricting Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to send its proposed district border changes to the County Council for review. With few major changes in current lines — and one note of concern regarding minority...
Tags: Towson, Overlea, White Marsh, Dundalk, Wetlands
After he and his wife separated in 2007, Bruce Jordan, 37, entered a long custody battle for one of their children, Matthew, an active 7-year-old who loves watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" and other cartoons. The father of seven children in all, Jordan,...
The number of black-owned businesses in the Baltimore area grew three times as fast as Baltimore-area firms as a whole between 2002 and 2007, statistics released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show. Government officials and business owners said a...
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