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Finish the job of Medgar Evers To the editor: Mississippi’s tireless civil-rights worker, Medgar Evers, was killed 50 years ago. An assassin’s bullet mortally wounded Evers in front of his home, leaving a widow and depriving three...
Tags: Justice and Rights, Murder, Racism, Criminal Laws, Business
2013 Blues Fest artist show Blue Fest artwork by Erin Mettille will be on display. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, June 25. Washington County Arts Council, 34-36 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts....
History is for old fogeys, right? Well, then, what are all these young people doing volunteering at the Washington County Historical Society? And, why are high and middle school students engaged with in-depth historical research projects? Interns and...
Lots of folks love to quote the Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. The document outlines the structure of our central government and frames the principle of federalism. Federalism is simply a political system that binds a...
AP White House CorrespondentPresident Barack Obama tried to defuse a trio of controversies Thursday, pledging to work with Congress to ensure the IRS doesn’t abuse its power, urging legislators to provide more money to strengthen security at U.S. diplomatic outposts and...
Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they...
Tags: Jack Lew, Justice System, Career and Workplace, Laws, Taxation
“This is to the person who thinks the Senate is protecting this country. Well, they did not close the borders, they are going to get raises, they pass bills and don’t read them. Their kids go to private schools, they get free health care, they...
“Interesting story about the city and the utilities, the water and sewer. I cannot believe they let 402 people go without paying and then finally they levied down on them, and 218 paid up. That is irresponsible for anybody that can’t pay a...
Don’t forget that this year’s Walk and 5K Run to End Child Abuse will be held Saturday morning. Activity will center around Widmeyer Park, where there will be food, fun and festivities for participants. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for...
A former West Virginia sheriff will be sentenced May 23 for his role in the beating of a bank robbery suspect, and federal prosecutors want the victim to be in court. New filings in U.S. District Court show former Jefferson County Sheriff Robert "Bobby"...
Tags: Justice and Rights, Justice System, Lawyers, Theft, Prosecution
Special to The Herald-MailToo many weeks ago, I proclaimed "Jack the Giant Slayer" to be the first half-decent movie of 2013. Now along comes "42," and I am proclaiming it to be the first really good movie of 2013. It should not have taken us more than three months to get the...
Associated PressWatched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to derail firearms restrictions...
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