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  • Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers

    Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers
    Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday as they ended a three-day strike over higher wages — and said they could walk off the job again.
  • Obamacare is not universal health care [Commentary]

    Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms. But now it'...

    Mandatory pro bono: an idea past due [Commentary]

    Mandatory pro bono: an idea past due [Commentary]
    Studies document the extraordinary unmet legal needs of low and middle-income people. To appreciate this, visit Baltimore City's Rent Court, where hundreds of tenants, including families with children, face eviction and homelessness. Or watch a docket...

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]
    Many good things are happening in Baltimore's public schools. We've moved away from zero-tolerance discipline policies, graduation rates are on the rise, and middle-graders are scoring higher on national assessments. But much more progress is needed,...

    Banking on those who don't [Commentary]

    Banking on those who don't [Commentary]
    If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you. Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal...