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  • State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations

    State 'concerned' about Caesars allegations
    Maryland gambling control officials said Tuesday they're "concerned" about allegations in other states involving the company building Baltimore's casino, Caesars Entertainment Corp. Caesars said Monday that one of its Las Vegas businesses is the subject...
  • Harbor Point's tax deal facing council criticism

    Harbor Point's tax deal facing council criticism
    The Rawlings-Blake administration is asking the City Council to approve more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance to help fund a large waterfront development that will house energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters. But some council members...
  • Baltimore's anti-animal abuse efforts 'chronically underfunded and understaffed,' council told

    Baltimore's anti-animal abuse efforts 'chronically underfunded and understaffed,' council told
    Baltimore's anti-animal abuse efforts are "chronically underfunded and understaffed," leading to "rampant problems," including inadequate investigates and poor conditions for captured strays, advocates told a City Council committee Wednesday evening....
  • Rawlings-Blake wants new fire chief to make agency more diverse

    Rawlings-Blake wants new fire chief to make agency more diverse
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her pick to run the city Fire Department said Monday they hope to hire and promote more minorities and women — even as the department cuts positions. In introducing Niles Ford, 48, as her selection to lead the...
  • Mayor's political rise takes her out of state

    Mayor's political rise takes her out of state
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles. A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
  • Secret audit found city speed cameras had high error rates

    Secret audit found city speed cameras had high error rates
    Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun. Consultant URS Corp. evaluated...
  • Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders

    Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force. He proposes assigning homicide detectives to...
  • 'Ban the Box' legislation under fire

    'Ban the Box' legislation under fire
    An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city. The Greater Baltimore Committee has asked the City...
  • City ordered to repay $3.7 million federal homeless grant

    City ordered to repay $3.7 million federal homeless grant
    The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent. But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
  • Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents

    Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents
    A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
  • City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee

    City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee
    The City Council defeated a proposal Monday to impose a 10-cent fee on most paper and plastic bags distributed in Baltimore, rejecting arguments that such surcharges are a proven method to reduce litter. Opponents weren't convinced that charging a fee...