| Jun 6, 2015
| 1:11 PM
A decades-old practice of dispensing birth control to students in Baltimore is generating new debate as schools are again offering a long-acting hormone implant as an option.
After Baltimore schools became the first in the nation to provide Norplant...
| May 29, 2015
| 4:10 AM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake could face a tough race against at least one challenger in next year's election, political analysts say.
A few months ago, many pundits considered the mayor practically unbeatable. The city's crime and...
| May 21, 2015
| 3:31 PM
West Baltimore residents urged a City Council committee Thursday to approve a $58 million subsidy for a mixed-use development in the Poppleton neighborhood, saying it is urgently needed after last month's unrest.
"We had trouble a few weeks ago in...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore officials, trying to collect some $40 million in long-unpaid water bills, have shut off service to more than 1,600 customers in the past six weeks.
But records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun show the city's enforcement has been starkly uneven....
| May 12, 2015
| 9:47 AM
On April 29, two days after the biggest spasm of violence following the death of Freddie Gray, the City Council’s taxation, finance, and economic development committee took testimony about “Establishing a Baltimore City African American...
| May 8, 2015
| 3:47 PM
Now that most of the national news trucks have rolled out of town, we have to ask: What have we learned from all the hours of coverage of the death of Freddie Gray?
We need to process some of the lessons if we in the Baltimore media are going to be up...
| May 6, 2015
| 8:38 AM
Unlike my own parents, I normally do not condone lifting a hand to spank, slap or whip misbehaving children. Yet I salute Toya Graham, now known widely known as Baltimore's Angry Mom, for making corporal punishment look like high art.
Graham became an...
| May 5, 2015
| 10:33 AM
By Wednesday, April 22, just three days after Freddie Gray’s death, Sandtown-Winchester was nearing 48 hours of national news media occupation, and residents and protesters were already sick of it, as a prescient video of resident Shaun Young...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 12:52 PM
At first, the word "thug" was so consistently used by city, state and even national leaders to describe the Baltimore rioters — many of them teen-agers — that it seemed a deliberate, coordinated effort to send a message. Gov. Larry Hogan,...
| May 1, 2015
| 3:48 PM
The national media spotlight has shone more brightly on Baltimore this past week than at any point during my 25 years of writing about media at The Baltimore Sun.
To some local officials, it must feel like a national media sun lamp that is starting to...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Baltimore has no chill this week. National journalists and television crews with their own personal security teams have rolled into town and it seems as though everything in the city is being documented—including Baltimoreans calling people out on...