Prince George’s SentinelThroughout our history the most fundamental safeguard of liberty equality and opportunity has always been the right to vote. Whenever that right was denied Americans banded together to demand full inclusion in our democracy from the rousing addresses of Maryland’s own Frederick Douglass to the marches for women’s suffrage culminating with the Freedom Rides of the 1960s. Today with a pivotal election just six months away the right to vote is once again under threat from Republican-controlled state legislatures seeking to restrict access to the ballot.
The Federal TimesFor federal employees and their families enduring years of frozen pay a new proposal to cut their pay could not come at a worse time. Those who serve at federal agencies are middle-class workers who never see salaries or bonuses like those on Wall Street. Federal employees have been hurt by the recession just like the rest of America's middle class. They work hard each day in jobs that are frequently high in stress and responsibility but low in pay and benefits.
Bay Net By Dick Myers “We must tell our children black and white to turn the TV off and read a book.” Education was the key message of the keynote speaker at the 31st Anniversary 5th Congressional District Black History Month Celebration Saturday at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Center. It is the longest running such celebration in the country. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski president of University of Maryland Baltimore County since 1992 was introduced by Rep.
Bay Net By Dick Myers “This is a very unique facility. It is a national treasure that is important for us to maintain. These are world class facilities ” said U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta during a visit Friday to Patuxent River Naval Air Station. “It is important that the U.S. military be on the technological edge of the future ” Panetta said during a visit with several hundred Pax River workers and community leaders at the Joint Strike Fighter facility.
Southern Maryland News By Gretchen Phillips U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer visited the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Trades and Energy Training and said the center’s efforts prove that many in the area are working hard to make it in America. Hoyer (D-Md. 5th) the House minority whip toured the Waldorf facility Monday before engaging in a roundtable discussion with students staff and employers on workforce development and job training.
Baltimore Sun By Gwendolyn Glenn Lonnie Moore a Morgan State University graduate is a sales team leader for IBM. Tiwana Smith a graduate of Maryland Eastern Shore University is a probation officer in Raleigh N.C. Tiara Matthews and Alonzo Washington are graduates of the University of Maryland. Matthews works at a juvenile detention center in Prince George's County and Washington is chief of staff for District 2 County Council member Will Campos.
Southern Maryland NewspapersU.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer visited Charles County on Sunday September 11 to inspect damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee according to a Charles County press release. Joined by Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly Commissioner Ken Robinson County Administrator Dr.
Southern Maryland NewspapersOlympians are a rare breed. But an entire soccer team of them is native to St. Mary’s County. Nearly two months after it won gold at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens with a 2-1 victory over Spain the U.S. men’s soccer team comprised entirely of players from St. Mary’s assembled the morning of Aug. 26 at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park for a little due recognition from Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md. 5th). “The gold medal winners ” Hoyer said as he began shaking hands with each player inside the park’s Softball Hall of Fame.
The GazetteTina Tchen chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama listens Aug. 25 as U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyerspeaks during the ninth annual Women's Equality Day Luncheon held at Colony South Hotel in Clinton.
BayNet A dawn broke Sunday in St. Mary’s County anyone with a chain saw became the most popular person in the neighborhood. Hurricane Irene left in its wake many downed trees and power lines and a large population without power. Although most waterfront areas unlike Isabel were spared major flooding there were some notable exceptions including the St. Mary’s River in Great Mills and Town Run in Leonardtown at Maryland Antiques Center and the Port of Leonardtown.