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O’Malley’s Own Questionable Email Practices

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 03, 2015 8:15am

Martin O'Malley

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 →

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A Maryland LGBT Advocacy Org Was So Successful That it Might Shut Down

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 4:32pm

qualitymarTo hear Equality Maryland’s board tell it, the LGBT advocacy organization was so successful that they advocated themselves out of a job. Read More →

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The Link Between SCOTUS’ EPA Mercury Ruling and Baltimore’s Air Quality

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 12:42pm

Supreme Court ruled that EPA's didn't take cost to power plants early enough when deciding to limit mercury emissions.

Supreme Court ruled that EPA didn’t take cost to power plants when deciding to limit mercury emissions.

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.

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What Do West Baltimore Residents Blame for the Spike in Violence

2 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 11:41am

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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 →

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Tolls Down, Gas Tax Up as New Md. Laws Take Effect

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 4:35pm

chesbaybridgeWith 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 →

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Sheila Dixon Will Challenge SRB in 2016 Mayor’s Race

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 2:26pm

dixonThis is not a flashback. Sheila Dixon is running for mayor. Read More →

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SRB Ordering New Riot Gear Before Verdict in Freddie Gray Case

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 2:13pm

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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 →

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Retired Baltimore Cop Gives More Detail on Allegations

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 1:31pm

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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 →

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Southeast Baltimore City Council Candidates Keep Popping Up

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 3:47pm

HWCityHall500x334Jim 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 →

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Baltimore Mayor Fires Back at Huckabee After Remark

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 1:13pm

Photo by David Ball.

Photo by David Ball.

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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