| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:50 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's emergency manager complained Thursday that critics of the city's bankruptcy are quick with barbs but not with proposals to deal with billions of debt.
Kevyn Orr took Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy last week with the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The head of an influential union said Friday that she hoped Janet Napolitano, nominated to lead the University of California system, would "restore the spirit of cooperation and respect" to the 10-campus system.
Kathryn Lybarger, president of AFSCME...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A prison in Western Maryland is on lockdown after at least one recent assault by inmates on correctional officers, and union officials have planned a meeting with the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services this week....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
After nearly five months of negotiations, about 130 of 329 union city employees will receive a 2 percent wage increase and some will advance a step on the wage scale, thanks to the Hagerstown City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday night to approve...
| Jul 24, 2013
Will County and union officials walked away from the negotiating table with little progress during contract talks last week.
It was the fourth meeting held with a federal mediator to help reach a deal between the county and the union representing...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown's Mayor and Council (the Washington County Board of Education is not scheduled to meet):
WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County Administration Building, Room 226
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Reaction to Detroit becoming the largest city to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history:
"This is the first step toward restoring the city." — Detroit emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.
"Governor Snyder's plan to suspend democracy,...
| Jul 16, 2013
Will County officials are preparing for the possibility of a strike by the county's largest employees' union.
Members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 have told union leaders they could call for a strike vote if...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Maryland corrections officials faced questions from state lawmakers Thursday over whether they are acting swiftly enough to investigate potential corruption among employees.
A legislative panel on prison corruption met for the first time in the...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Three members of Washington County’s delegation to the Maryland General Assembly have been named to a joint commission to study safety and security issues in the state’s correctional facilities in the wake of a scandal at the Baltimore City...
| May 22, 2013
Back when Jamie Dimon still lived in Chicago, before he had ascended to the top of New York-based JPMorgan Chase, his Gold Coast home earned a reputation each Halloween as a must-visit destination, drawing trick-or-treaters from well beyond the...