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Baltimore City Council plans hearing on bringing back 'Dollar House' program

Baltimore City Council plans hearing on bringing back 'Dollar House' program

The Baltimore City Council is holding a hearing this week in an effort to revive the city’s “Dollar House” program as a way to revitalize some of Baltimore’s struggling neighborhoods. In the 1980s, Baltimore officials sold houses for $1 and helped finance rehabilitation of the properties through...

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  • Witcover: Is Trump already impeachable?

    Witcover: Is Trump already impeachable?

    As Special Counsel Robert Mueller plods on with his investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump and Russians in the 2016 election, doubts remain that anything definitive will come from it. Many Democrats and other critics of the president ponder whether any information dug...

  • Md. teacher retention efforts need a boost

    Md. teacher retention efforts need a boost

    Excellent school teachers are made, not born. That’s the lesson of several recent studies examining the degree to which classroom experience improves teacher quality. While the conventional wisdom has long been that teacher quality is fixed after an initial make-or-break period of a few years,...

  • Wanted: selfie sensitivity

    Wanted: selfie sensitivity

    More than a month has passed, and I still can’t stop thinking about the photo that turned up in my Instagram feed just days before the 9/11 anniversary: A young woman about my age, with her mother, grinning for a selfie in front of the National September 11th Memorial in New York City. The caption...

  • Hogan administration needs to be clear about its policy for cooperating with ICE

    Hogan administration needs to be clear about its policy for cooperating with ICE

    Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is playing some semantic games in its responses to questions about whether it honors Trump administration requests to hold suspected illegal immigrants in the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center beyond the time they would ordinarily be released. The effort...

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  • Under Armour co-founder takes sabbatical during transition period for company

    Under Armour co-founder takes sabbatical during transition period for company

    Kip Fulks, who co-founded Under Armour with CEO Kevin Plank, is taking a sabbatical, said the company. Officials declined to provide details but said Fulks isn’t leaving the Baltimore-based sports brand. Fulks is exercising a benefit available to all Under Armour employees with 10 or more years...

  • Route One Apparel launches Old Bay-themed line

    Route One Apparel launches Old Bay-themed line

    Route One Apparel, the local maker of Maryland flag-themed clothing and accessories, said Monday it is teaming up with spicemaker McCormick & Co. to launch a new line featuring another state icon: Old Bay. The company launched a new line of products on Monday featuring the Old Bay logo and its...

  • Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

    Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

    Amazon said Monday that it received 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters. The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend...

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  • Defending champion Maryland picked to finish second in Big Ten women's basketball

    Defending champion Maryland picked to finish second in Big Ten women's basketball

    For the first time since joining the Big Ten Conference, the Maryland women’s basketball team is not the league’s preseason favorite. Not that it’s far from the top, though. The Terps were picked by the league’s coaches to finish second, behind Ohio State, which last season denied Maryland its...

  • Navy starting quarterback Zach Abey expected to play Nov. 2 game at Temple

    Navy starting quarterback Zach Abey expected to play Nov. 2 game at Temple

    Head coach Ken Niumatalolo expressed confidence that starting quarterback Zach Abey will be healthy and available when Navy plays Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Nov. 2. Speaking on the American Athletic Conference weekly teleconference on Monday morning, Niumatalolo said Abey...

  • Ravens sign TE Gavin Escobar, release G Tony Bergstrom

    Ravens sign TE Gavin Escobar, release G Tony Bergstrom

    With several receiving targets dealing with injuries, the Ravens today announced that they have signed tight end Gavin Escobar, a 2013 second-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys. Escobar, 26, was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs at the end of the preseason and has been unsigned since. At 6-foot-6 and...

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  • Trump follows his no-apology playbook in sparring with a grieving widow

    Trump follows his no-apology playbook in sparring with a grieving widow

    The controversy over President Donald Trump's treatment of fallen service members escalated Monday, its eighth straight day, when the grieving widow of one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger broke her silence and described how the president's blunders on his condolence call left her angry and...

  • The great dealmaker? Lawmakers find Trump to be an untrustworthy negotiator

    The great dealmaker? Lawmakers find Trump to be an untrustworthy negotiator

    President Donald Trump campaigned as one of the world's greatest dealmakers, but after nine months of struggling to broker agreements, lawmakers in both parties increasingly consider him an untrustworthy, chronically inconsistent and easily distracted negotiator. As Trump prepares to visit Capitol...

  • Trump shoots down plan to limit 401(k) contributions to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Trump shoots down plan to limit 401(k) contributions to pay for GOP tax cuts

    President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched. Still, the head of the House's tax-writing committee indicated that changes...

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  • Maryland fails (again) to get federal funds to process untested rape kits

    Maryland fails (again) to get federal funds to process untested rape kits

    For the third year in a row, Maryland will not take part of a robust federal funding program to process untested rape kits. Maryland has 3,700 untested kits across the state, according to a state audit of police departments last year. In the first two years of the federal grant program to facilitate...

  • ‘Broken Windows’ theory in practice at Baltimore Central Booking

    ‘Broken Windows’ theory in practice at Baltimore Central Booking

    The “broken windows” theory of crime-fighting claims that cracking down on petty offenses — public urination, loitering and, well, broken windows — can save neighborhoods from experiencing more serious crimes. While the concept has been widely disputed, Maryland prison officials seized upon it...

  • Lawmakers plan hearings on spike in assaults at psychiatric hospital

    Lawmakers plan hearings on spike in assaults at psychiatric hospital

    State lawmakers said Tuesday that they will hold hearings to investigate the spike in assaults on staff members at the state’s largest psychiatric hospital, after The Baltimore Sun detailed the increase. The Sun showed that assaults on staff at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville nearly...

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