| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
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....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:18 PM
President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post.
Carolyn W. Colvin, 72, an Arnold native who has served as...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Cook County wouldn’t have to restructure pensions if it had paid pensions yearly along with other current
employment expenses. Worsening the situation, the county hid pension debt from employees and
taxpayers until the problem became too large to...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Does spending less money on state government stimulate the economy? That’s a question raised in a Los Angeles Times story Friday about states that have not restored budget cuts made during the belt-tightening of the recession.
The story focuses on...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — At Noble Prentis Elementary School, a classroom is crammed with 31 students and all their backpacks and books. Last year, the fifth-grade class had just 17 students, but a teaching position was cut when the school ran short of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Kelly Hayes knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be a lawyer, and she crafted the choices she made as a teenager to set her up to become a federal prosecutor.
"The joke around my family is that I started practicing my arguments...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:01 PM
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Every semester since 2009, Sequoyah Hilt has tried to sign up for a phlebotomy course at Long Beach City College. She never got a seat.
Then Hilt heard that the school had openings for her long-awaited class. There was just one catch: The monthlong...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LITTLE ROCK -- Only one of this farm state's U.S. representatives voted against this year's swollen ($100 billion a year) farm bill? Naturally, it would be Tom Cotton.
Other congressmen talk a good game about the need to cut out the waste in an out-of-...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Fewer fliers passed through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2013 than in the previous year, ending a three-year streak of record-setting travel at the state's largest airport.
The decline of 0.8 percent, announced by...