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  • Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill

    Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill
    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...
  • New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections

    New Baltimore chief liquor inspector approved over Pratt's objections
    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-...
  • Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms
    The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic grocery bags and require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promptly repeated her pledge to veto both bills. "I can't sign legislation...
  • Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban

    Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban
    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. Last week...
  • Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits

    Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits
    While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor. He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google. The...
  • Young jumps in front on request for federal review of police

    Young jumps in front on request for federal review of police
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won praise from clergy and community leaders Friday after calling for a federal investigation into allegations of police brutality — a move that is all but certain to draw added scrutiny on City Hall. But careful...
  • Jack Young: Justice Department must investigate Baltimore police

    Jack Young: Justice Department must investigate Baltimore police
    As I view the constant protesting by residents of Ferguson, Mo., nearly two months after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager, I know that it's only a matter of time before the streets of Baltimore are filled with the same sustained clarion...
  • Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree

    Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing when they agree
    In an ideal world, the City Council and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would work together to equip Baltimore police officers with body cameras that record their interactions with the public. The anecdotal evidence from departments that have adopted the...
  • Baltimore City Council moves to ban plastic bags

    Baltimore City Council moves to ban plastic bags
    Baltimore's City Council moved to ban plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and big-box retailers Monday after dumping a proposal to charge a 5-cent fee for the bags to discourage their use. The proposed ban would make Baltimore one of the first...
  • City Council approves police body camera bill

    City Council approves police body camera bill
    The Baltimore City Council overwhelmingly voted Monday to require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras — despite arguments from the mayor's office that the council's bill is illegal. City Councilman Warren Branch,...
  • Fee on plastic bags distributed in Baltimore wins committee approval

    Fee on plastic bags distributed in Baltimore wins committee approval
    Customers who shop in Baltimore would have to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag at supermarkets and other merchants under legislation that's making its way through the City Council. A key council committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the...