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Citing thousands of Baltimore evictions, activists push bill to make that harder

A coalition of activist groups calling themselves The 7,000 Families Campaign is pushing legislation aimed at making it more difficult for landlords to evict renters after a study showed widespread problems with Baltimore’s Rent Court system.The legislation, sponsored in the Senate by mayoral candidate...

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  • Whole Foods' plans a new grocery chain, but there's a looming challenge

    Whole Foods' plans a new grocery chain, but there's a looming challenge

    The year ahead could be a pivotal one for Whole Foods Market. The grocery chain is facing steep competition, and its reputation for being a wallet-buster isn't helping. Which likely explains the motivation behind two major efforts the company has announced to better compete in the increasingly...

  • Sales pace surprises at Four Seasons condos

    Sales pace surprises at Four Seasons condos

    The owners of Prime Building Advantage are known for sales at Baltimore's elite, new condominium buildings: the Ritz-Carlton, Silo Point, the new towers at HarborView. But even the experts, intimate with a real estate market worlds away from Baltimore's traditional blue-collar rowhome trade, have...

  • Uber to pay $28.5M to settle claims company misled customers on safety

    Uber to pay $28.5M to settle claims company misled customers on safety

    Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal judge in San Francisco that it wants to settle the class-action lawsuits by paying about 25 million riders who...

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  • Seeking: kids' books with black, female protagonists

    Seeking: kids' books with black, female protagonists

    An 11-year-old girl from New Jersey named Marley Dias received national media attention this month for her drive to collect 1,000 books featuring protagonists who are black girls. "I was sick of reading about white boys and dogs," Marley explained in an article on PhillyVoice.com. The sixth-grade...

  • Martin O'Malley and his band to play Creative Alliance next month

    Martin O'Malley and his band to play Creative Alliance next month

    Martin O'Malley now has extra time on his hands. It seems like he wants to have some fun with it. On March 13, the former Maryland governor and recently former Democratic president candidate will bring O'Malley's March, his seven-piece Irish pub-rock band, to Creative Alliance at the Patterson...

  • Kanye West's 'Yeezy Season 3' livestreams in Charles Theatre

    Kanye West's 'Yeezy Season 3' livestreams in Charles Theatre

    An eclectic crowd of nearly 140 fans -- many of whom left work or class early -- showed up at the Charles Theatre on Thursday to join a global gaggle watching Kanye West's newest projects debut live on the screen. The hip-hop artist and fashion designer premiered his newest album "The Life of Pablo"...

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  • Mayor's race on the issues: Public safety

    Mayor's race on the issues: Public safety

    With Baltimore's homicide rate at an all-time high in 2015, fighting crime has rightly taken a central place in the race to replace Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Three of the major candidates — former mayor Sheila Dixon, Councilman Nick Mosby and attorney Elizabeth Embry — have already released...

  • Sniffing out your perfect mate

    Sniffing out your perfect mate

    Looking for a mate is a lot like looking for a mutt. In fact, the similarities are startling. First, you need to decide what you are seeking — your needs, your wants and where you are willing to settle. What breed do you want? Maybe you must have a Maltese. Maybe he just has to be Jewish. Deciding...

  • Thinking the unthinkable

    Thinking the unthinkable

    The unambiguous victories of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire presidential primaries confirm that establishment politics in both major parties are in crisis. Mr. Trump easily rebounded from his loss to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, and Mr. Sanders emphatically built on his virtual...

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  • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

  • Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records. Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot...

  • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

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