The Week That Was

January 20, 2008

U.S. cuts funding for crime victims

Congress trims funding for crime victims, leaving nonprofits, state and local agencies with the prospect of cutting services.

Social Services chief resigns

The head of the city's Department of Social Services resigns after repeated criticism of the agency for failing to prevent the deaths of children from abuse and neglect.

Illegal-immigrant measure defeated

Taneytown's council defeats an anti-sanctuary resolution, but members make clear they support full enforcement of existing immigration laws.

Hopkins Hospital drops latex gloves

The hospital said it has gone latex-free to prevent rare but severe allergic reactions to the substance.

Real ID heading to Maryland

In two years, the state will require that all driver's license applicants present documentation to prove they are legal residents of the United States.

State to close Rosewood Center

The Rosewood Center for mentally disabled adults will close within the next 18 months after reports detailing sometimes gruesome cases of abuse and neglect.

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