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  • Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties

    Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties
    Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...
  • Twin controversies for Gansler

    Twin controversies for Gansler
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's announcement of his selection of a running mate in next year's gubernatorial election — the well-qualified Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County — is being overshadowed by a report over the weekend...
  • When government becomes a reality show

    When government becomes a reality show
    Maybe I took those high school civics classes too seriously, but isn't there something wrong when the running for and holding of political office is indistinguishable from the kind of reality shows that you hate-watch? To wit: the tabloid heaven that...
  • Money wasted as phone system overhaul stalls

    Money wasted as phone system overhaul stalls
    There's one topic about which everyone at City Hall can agree: The phones are terrible. Many lack basic features, such as call waiting and caller ID. Some don't tell you when you've received a voice mail. And the city's system is millions of dollars...
  • Q&A with Sheila Dixon

    Q&A with Sheila Dixon
    What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far? "Allowing others to take me off my focus and losing faith at key points in my life. That has made a difference in falling or moving to a higher level." What's a fact about yourself that will surprise...
  • As search for fire chief begins, some urge a look within

    As search for fire chief begins, some urge a look within
    As Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake begins her nationwide search for a new fire chief, some city and fire union officials are urging her to focus on qualified candidates from within the department. The city has hired Florida-based Gans, Gans & Associates...
  • Yes, Sheila Dixon is one to watch

    Yes, Sheila Dixon is one to watch
    I agree with the Sun Magazine's view that former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon is a woman who should be watched — watched like a hawk ("50 women to watch in Baltimore," July 22). Douglas Kaplan, Baltimore
  • 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...
  • Is having served time now a prerequisite for office? [Letter]

    Is having served time now a prerequisite for office? [Letter]
    Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl Jones, after having spent five months in prison for failing to file tax returns, recently remarked, "You show me a lion without scars, and I'll show you a lion that can't lead" ("For Daryl Jones, long road back to...
  • Negro Leagues museum to play bigger crowds in Baltimore County

    Negro Leagues museum to play bigger crowds in Baltimore County
    Hubert V. Simmons was a gentle man who threw a nasty knuckleball in Negro Leagues baseball, and for years he dreamed of establishing a museum that could tell a story about the national pastime before it was really national, when black players were...
  • Missed opportunity for the Md. GOP

    This past weekend's Maryland Republican Party convention was dominated by Larry Hogan's announcement of his intention to run for Governor of Maryland. Lost in the excitement, the assembled central committee members from around the state debated a non-...