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  • Kolm: With shutdown over, supervisors need to address stresses confronting workers

    Kolm: With shutdown over, supervisors need to address stresses confronting workers
    With the partial federal government shutdown over and employees back at work, workforce consultant John Kolm says, supervisors' first responsibility shouldn't be assigning employees shovels to dig out from under a huge work backlog. Their first...
  • Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund

    Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund
    Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan. The county recently paid about $13.1 million, plus more than $500,000 in interest,...
  • GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race

    GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race
    HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...
  • Bel Air hospital plans to install large power generation system

    A limited liability venture that plans to construct a natural gas-fired power generating system to serve Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air is seeking a tax reduction deal that all parties say is essential to the economic viability of the project....
  • City Council challenges mayor's pension change

    City Council challenges mayor's pension change
    Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan. City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
  • Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection [Commentary]

    Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection [Commentary]
    I fully support liberating any animal from abuse. It does not follow however, that rescued animals — pit bulls in particular — should be pushed as companion pets by shelters and rescue organizations. Terry Douglass of Baltimore became the...
  • Giant Food owner plans to eliminate confined pigs from supply chain

    Giant Food owner plans to eliminate confined pigs from supply chain
    Giant Food's parent company plans to do away with the practice of confining pigs as part of its supply chain, the Humane Society of the U.S. said in an announcement Friday. Ahold USA has set 2022 as a target for when its suppliers will move from the...
  • U.S. blocks paths to legal immigration [Letter]

    U.S. blocks paths to legal immigration [Letter]
    Ron Wirsing's recent letter to the editor looks nice distinguishing between legal and illegal immigration ("Americans support legal immigration, not illegal," Nov. 11). However, if he really cared about the truth and not just trying to justify...
  • No half measures for Baltimore pension reform [Editorial]

    No half measures for Baltimore pension reform  [Editorial]
    City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
  • Four alderman positions up for grabs in Annapolis election

    Four alderman positions up for grabs in Annapolis election
    To win a seat on the Annapolis city council, candidates say they've relied on tried-and-true shoe-leather politics. Eight men running for four seats have been spending days knocking on doors, trying to reach the estimated 8,000 voters who will cast...
  • Margaret Schupp, pension administrator

    Margaret Schupp, pension administrator
    Margaret V. Schupp, a retired Crown Central Petroleum Corp. pension administrator, died of a stroke Oct. 23 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. She was 89. Born in Baltimore and raised on Ravenwood Avenue, she was the daughter of Frank Schupp, a...
  • Annapolis reaches agreements with employee unions

    Annapolis reaches agreements with employee unions
    The City of Annapolis struck agreements with four employee unions on Monday, giving employees raises and changing their health benefits in retirement. Mayor Josh Cohen, who will stand re-election next week, said the four-year agreements are a "real...