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  • Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul

    Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting. "I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
  • Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]

    Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]
    I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the...
  • End the city pension fight [Editorial]

    End the city pension fight  [Editorial]
    Their loss Wednesday in a federal appeals court left Baltimore's police and fire unions with a few options to continue the fight over Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's 2010 pension reform law, but none of them look promising. Rather than subject themselves...
  • U.S. agency rolls out mobile app for passport info, customs form

    U.S. agency rolls out mobile app for passport info, customs form
    A new mobile app may speed your way through passport control lines when you return from your next international trip. U.S. Customs and Border Protection rolled out an app Wednesday that allows travelers to file passport information and declared items with...
  • What Baltimore did to police and fire pensions is a crime [Letter]

    What Baltimore did to police and fire pensions is a crime [Letter]
    Baltimore's Police and Fire unions pay more into their pension fund than any other city unions. When the city enacted legislation to basically freeze cost of living raises for fire and police until the age of 55 with a paltry 1 percent raise, then 2...
  • Pilot program brings lunch to Broward County kids

    Luedelle Lewis has four children under age 10. Getting enough food on the table can prove challenging, especially with her children around the house for the summer. So it was a relief when she was approached by a pilot program that delivers lunch and...
  • These are nationally available credit cards offering the lowest interest rates on purchases as of Aug. 13. If you typically

    pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards listed below feature special introductory or "teaser" rates for a specified time before regular rates apply. Additional...
  • Union tried to negotiate pension dispute but the mayor wasn't interested [Letter]

    Union tried to negotiate pension dispute but the mayor wasn't interested [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on Baltimore City pensions, contrary to wanting to battle instead of negotiate the issue of COLAs, the unions have been trying to negotiate from day one and even came up with comparable plans. It was the mayor who...
  • Hackers make life a pain in the password

    Wait! Didn't I just finish doing a switcheroo of all my passwords? About three months ago, when the Heartbleed encryption bug was discovered, I painstakingly sifted through all my online accounts -- banking, social media, investments and emails -- to...
  • Too much regulation spoils a good haircut

    Too much regulation spoils a good haircut
    The city should impose only essential regulations to protect Chicagoans because too much regulation spoils a good haircut, and car-service competition, too. When my hair gets a little shaggy, I walk to the corner barber, plunk down $20 plus a tip, and 20...
  • The 'terrorist screening database': Are they all terrorists?

    This page has criticized the government's infamous "no-fly list" because it is so manifestly susceptible to error. Now comes new information about how the federal government compiles the bigger, broader "terrorist screening database" from which the no-fly...