| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:37 AM
If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Two City Councilmen plan to submit legislation today requiring every police officer in Baltimore to wear a body camera that records audio and video as the officers go about their jobs.
Warren Branch, chairman of the council's public safety committee,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:45 PM
There was no small irony in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto Monday of a City Council bill that would have required city police to be equipped with body cameras. For one thing, the mayor herself has said she supports the idea of officers...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has stripped Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector of most of her committee assignments after she cast the only vote against two bills he favored.
In an interview, Spector said Young was behaving like a...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Saturday implored the City Council to reconsider its proposal to ban most plastic bags at city stores, questioning not only the legislation but saying lawmakers moved it forward without public input.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Listen to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's rhetoric in opposition to a proposal by the Baltimore City Council to equip police officers with body cameras, and one might recognize the bickering and dysfunction typical of elected leaders in a certain city to...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:04 AM
No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Public health advocates on Tuesday called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto the City Council's ban on the use of e-cigarettes inside most businesses, calling the legislation a "bad bill" that would weaken the state's indoor smoking ban by...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday approved hiring a retired police officer as the city's new chief liquor inspector — over the objections of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt.
The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Baltimore's popular Charm City Circulator is operating at a $11.6 million deficit, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
The free bus service's deficit is projected to expand to $73.2 million over the next 10...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:49 PM
This election, Maryland voters are being asked to consider something fundamental to democracy: elections.
Voters statewide will decide whether to approve an amendment to the Maryland Constitution that would allow local governments to hold a special...