| 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....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
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.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Joanne Martin has grown used to doubters.
There were questions when she and her late husband, Elmer Martin, a professor of social work, first located Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum on a forlorn stretch of North Avenue in East Baltimore....
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration argued Monday that a proposal to require police officers to wear body cameras is an illegal overreach of the City Council's authority.
City Solicitor George Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Homeowners in Baltimore can lose their houses for as little as $250 in unpaid taxes — a threshold far lower than in other cities — according to a new Abell Foundation report that urges a change in the practice.
The report calls on...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development.
That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:29 AM
New security cameras have been installed and blown-out lights have been replaced. Bathrooms have been professionally cleaned and fitted with new fixtures, and the swimming pool -- which had been closed for nearly four years and left in a state of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce a working group on Friday to study the cost and privacy concerns that would be associated with equipping Baltimore police officers with body cameras that would film their interactions with the public.