| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"The Heroin Capital of America" — what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Chicago will join New York and Los Angeles in a corporate-funded push to try to get more legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens.
The Cities for Citizenship initiative is getting a $1.1 million contribution from Citigroup to help pay for the three...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel flew around the country more than 50 times during his first 2 1/2 years in office, mixing city business with politics and attending events that helped burnish his national profile.
On at least nine of the trips, records show taxpayers...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
[UPDATED with second legal opinion]
Two Broward County mayors can fly to Saudi Arabia and have their expenses paid by the Royal Embassy without violating Broward's strict no-gifts ban, attorneys ruled.
And if they want to bring a spouse along, all...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt spent the better part of last year in heated political disputes, but by Christmastime, the two city leaders exchanged gifts.
They just can't agree on what was exchanged.
The mayor reported...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Mayor Frank C. Ortis has been a resident of Pembroke Pines since 1977 and has a long history of service to his community. Mayor Frank C. Ortis has had more than 18 years of experience as a civic leader. His first municipal appointment was in 1994. After...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:09 PM
On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
In June, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously approved a resolution at their annual meeting calling for the federal government to end the wasteful war on marijuana. In late August, the U.S. Department of Justice took the step of allowing Washington...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 AM
With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas.
And though Police Commissioner...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.