An attorney representing poor defendants is urging Maryland’s highest court to move ahead with an order requiring lawyers to be provided for indigent defendants at initial bail hearings.
The cuts started kicking in automatically on March 1 after feuding Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a better plan for addressing the national deficit. They are hitting at a time of spiking poverty as the U.S. slowly climbs out of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Nearly one in five African-Americans aged 20 and older have diabetes.
The impact on poor communities of cutting Chesapeake Bay pollution through credit trading is being questioned.
District of Columbia school officials say 98 teachers have been fired after receiving low scores on a key evaluation instrument.
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Maryland officials will be gathering to talk about free community tax services for low-income families.
State officials say a Maryland chemical plant has announced it’s closing in two years, leaving 78 workers without their jobs in that time.