| Aug 31, 2011
| 11:45 AM
With less than two weeks to go before the Baltimore mayoral primary, things are starting to get ugly.
A debate last night sponsored by the League of Women Voters, WYPR and The Baltimore Sun — the last one Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has agreed...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 10:23 AM
The city invested nearly $7 million in the Grand Prix at a time of cutbacks in neighborhood services. It tied up downtown traffic before, during and after a long holiday weekend, less than two weeks before voters go to the polls for a mayoral election....
| Aug 30, 2011
| 10:16 PM
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her husband collected homestead tax credits on two separate properties before she became mayor of Baltimore, in violation of a state rule that prohibits married couples from claiming the break on more than one residence,...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:20 PM
The Roosevelt Recreation Center on Aug. 23 looked like a voting precinct on Election Day.
Although the Democratic and Republican primaries aren't until Sept. 13 and Roosevelt isn't a voting place, it was the center of attention — and campaign signs...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 6:38 PM
The city mailed sample ballots out this week to remind registered voters of the primary election coming up on Sept. 13.
Trouble is, the forms are telling them to go to the polls Sept. 3.
"I think the error is going to mislead a lot of people," said...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:59 AM
State Sen. James Brochin suggested Wednesday that a surcharge could be used to help the Housing Authority of Baltimore City pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments that it owes former public housing tenants who suffered lead-paint poisoning...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 8:24 AM
The votes are in, and the results are clear: Baltimore's general election was a nearly complete waste of time, money and effort. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake got about 84 percent of the measly 45,000 votes that were cast. Among the City Council races,...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Nearly 35,000 low-income women in the state are now eligible for free pregnancy counseling, contraception and screenings for sexually transmitted diseases and breast cancer under a program that starts at the beginning of the year.
Lawmakers and health...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:57 PM
In her inaugural address Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exhorted Baltimoreans to "pitch in and do their part" to improve the city and draw new residents despite economic challenges.
Speaking in a light rain outside City Hall, Rawlings-Blake, 41,...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 3:57 AM
Baltimore Mayor Democratic primary 290 of 290 precincts (100%) Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (i): 36,698 (52%) Catherine Pugh: 17,743 (25%) Otis Rolley: 8,991 (13%) Joseph Landers: 4,870 (7%) Frank Conaway: 1,899 (3%) Wilton Wilson: 215 (0%)
| Sep 14, 2011
| 9:57 AM
The pathetic turnout in Baltimore's primary election Tuesday demands a response. The blame lies, of course, on the citizens themselves who didn't bother to vote — nearly 80 percent of those eligible stayed home. But the city and state have also done...