| Jun 12, 2011
| 6:18 AM
Mayoral candidate and former city planning director Otis Rolley III has vowed to offer private school vouchers to students zoned to attend failing middle schools and says he would lobby to restore mayoral control to the city school system.
"Our future is...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Does Otis Rolley actually think that he would have the right to dictate where city employees may live as our next mayor?
Imagine my horror when I recently read that Mr. Rolley's plan to rebuild government includes a requirement for all new and/or...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Baltimore's $1.2 million settlement agreement with a group it had picked to develop a parcel the city now wants to make available for a slots casino was the right thing to do. There was no indication that the Gateway South sports/office complex originally...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:51 PM
The head of the quasi-public city agency that negotiated a 2007 deal over a parcel of land near the city's planned slots parlor defended the handling of the agreement Wednesday, as the city approved a $1.2 million settlement to free the land for...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:35 AM
In 1992, when a pair of car thieves in suburban Maryland kidnapped a baby and dragged the child's mother to her death, Judge Dennis Sweeney's biggest free-press/fair-trial worry was ensuring that jurors didn't read the newspaper or listen to television or...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. struck a wistful tone while speaking at his first public event since two top campaign aides were indicted, saying to the mostly African-American audience at the funeral Friday for former Del. Ruth M. Kirk that a...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 11:45 AM
The Supreme Court's assault on efforts to limit the toxic effect of money on elections in this country continued this week with the decision to strike down an important provision of Arizona's public financing of elections.
Under the Arizona law,...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 6:16 PM
The former owner of the Senator Theatre declared his candidacy Thursday for president of the Baltimore City Council, saying he wants to lead the body he called "a sorry crew."
Tom Kiefaber, who lost the historic theater founded by his grandfather to...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:04 PM
When City Councilman Carl Stokes was considering whether to pull out of the mayor's race, he sought the guidance of family members, supporters — and Sheila Dixon.
Stokes, who announced on filing day last week that he was dropping out of the...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has no free shot in her attempt to win election to a post she inherited less than 18 months ago. She faces five challengers in the Democratic primary, including three current officeholders, a one-time chief of staff to Ms....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 5:36 PM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's three-year battle against allegations of bribery and perjury came to a close Wednesday as Maryland's highest court upheld a Baltimore judge's decision to dismiss the most serious charges against her.
The 5-2 ruling...