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Baltimore activists say they're launching a campaign to vote down a change to the city charter that would push local elections back one year — effectively giving MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeand others an extra year in office. "Once voters...
The city's spending panel is expected on Wednesday to vote down an agreed-upon $150,000 settlement for the family of a Baltimore teen whom police left shoeless in Howard County — a rare move that comes after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake objected...
Tags: Politics, Trials, Lawyers, Government, Crime, Law and Justice
The Baltimore SunBaltimore police are requesting about $2,000 to send an officer to California to provide security for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on her family vacation next week. Officer Kyle E. Gooden, who is on the mayor's executive protection team, is...
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The Baltimore SunIn the end, Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity became more of an endurance test than a flexing of comedic muscle. Maryland's former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the last celebrity to take the stage, might have won over what remained of the crowd when he joked...
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has paid off the $45,000 a court ordered her to donate to charities, resolving charges that she violated her probation in the criminal case that led to her leaving office. In early November, Dixon was charged with...
Will Rogers once observed that a newspaper ad was worth about 40 editorials, which many of us in the opinion writing side of that equation suspect would be quite the bargain. Little else could explain the public's indifference to a topic that has launched...
Call it the Sheila Dixon amendment. Although it was actually written in response to another corrupt Maryland politician who didn't know when to give up her hold on elective office, Question 3 on next week's ballot speaks directly to the turmoil...
Tags: Politics, Trials, Lawyers, Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes
The empty lot in West Baltimore is usually a desolate spot, the sort of place people visit to leave an old mattress in the bushes or sneak a drink at night. But this week, chain saws buzzed, trucks rumbled and residents shoveled compost at North...
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold must stand trial on allegations that he misused his police detail for personal and political gain. Judge Dennis M. Sweeney ruled Monday that a jury will hear all five counts leveled against Leopold, who is...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Judges, Trials, Howard County, Lawyers
On Wednesday, the main topic of conversation at Northwestern High School will likely be the school's impending closing and what the move might mean to the current student body. But when school dismissed at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, many Northwestern students...
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon's city pension deal rankled many in 2010 — even sparking a small protest outside City Hall — but she did not get a free pass after being found guilty of embezzlement and perjury charges. To keep her $83,000 a year...
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young had a radical thought: that the city's legislative body might actually live up to its role as a co-equal branch of government and exercise some influence in how Baltimore will spend $2.3 billion in the next...
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