When everyone else was blasting Hillary Clinton for her conducting government business on a private email account from which she deleted many, many emails, Democratic presidential primary rival Martin O’Malley all but abstained. Now The Intercept has shined a light on the former Maryland governor’s own questionable email practices. Read More →
To hear Equality Maryland’s board tell it, the LGBT advocacy organization was so successful that they advocated themselves out of a job. Read More →
Our busy Supreme Court handed down another monumental ruling this week kicking back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first stab at reducing coal-fired electricity mercury pollution.
This SCOTUS ruling may seem wonky, even a little boring, but setting ‘acceptable’ levels of pollution (isn’t that an oxymoron?) is critical for health, and also for our climate. It’s also interesting to understand how big federal emissions regulations play out locally in Charm City’s own coal-fired power plants, and the air you and your family breathe.
Baltimore’s huge spike in violent crime following the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray requires explanation. And it’s getting more than one. Read More →
With the new fiscal year on July 1, a host of new laws are officially in place. Just in time for Fourth of July weekend, some of them involve driving. Read More →
This is not a flashback. Sheila Dixon is running for mayor. Read More →
All told, 160 Baltimore police officers were injured in the riots in after the death of Freddie Gray, from an injury he sustained while in police custody. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said a lack of shields and body armor that limited officers’ tactical choices is at least partly to blame.
So, in case Baltimore sees more unrest, say after verdicts are handed down in the trial of the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and transport, Rawlings-Blake has promised to order more riot gear, the Baltimore Sun reports. Read More →
Retired Baltimore police officer Michael A. Wood Jr. is making the media rounds, expounding on his explosive tweets that alleged serious and systemic misconduct within the Baltimore Police Department. This time, he was talking to the BBC, who asked him for more details on each of his terse tweets. Read More →
Jim Kraft’s decision to give up the 1st District City Council seat immediately pulled two candidates into the race. In recent weeks, two more have emerged. Read More →
The National Sheriffs’ Association his holding a presidential forum in Baltimore this week, and GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee took the opportunity to throw shade at Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby for “disparag[ing] the local police who are trying to keep this city safe.” Read More →
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