Doug Donovan

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Doug Donovan is an investigative reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he has also covered city hall and state politics. Doug grew up in Newark, Del., and he attended the University of Delaware. He has also worked at Forbes Magazine in New York, the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and AOL-Patch.

Recent Articles

  • Good times roll on in Annapolis

    Good times roll on in Annapolis

    Bingo, booze and the big screen are on the social calendars for Maryland's lawmakers. As we promised last month, The Baltimore Sun is posting the General Assembly's updated “Protocol Calendar” to provide the public a glimpse at the activities of their elected officials outside of official government...

  • Trump's 'send in the feds' tweet stirs questions

    Trump's 'send in the feds' tweet stirs questions

    President Donald Trump tweeted last week that he might "send in the Feds" to help Chicago quell escalating violence. He didn't elaborate, leaving observers to guess at his intentions. White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn't respond directly when asked whether Trump was talking about deploying...

  • Crowds travel from, through Baltimore to Women's March on D.C.

    Crowds travel from, through Baltimore to Women's March on D.C.

    They came from all corners of the country. They came by plane from the West Coast, by car from the Southwest, by buses from the South and trains from all over the Northeast. In the nation's capital on Saturday, they joined an estimated 500,000 women and men — and hundreds of thousands more in more...

  • Railroads and highways overwhelmed by women's marchers

    Railroads and highways overwhelmed by women's marchers

    Thousands of Marylanders and others mobbed Penn Station in Baltimore on Saturday en route to the Women's March in Washington, overwhelming the regular train service. They waited in lines that snaked from the tracks out to Charles Street and around to St. Paul Street to catch MARC trains that were...

  • Gov. Hogan seeks to lift veil of secrecy on lobbyist parties for Maryland officials

    Gov. Hogan seeks to lift veil of secrecy on lobbyist parties for Maryland officials

    It's political party time in Annapolis as the Maryland General Assembly cranks up its 2017 legislative session. When Republicans and Democrats are done jousting in legislative hearings, they have a long list of invitations to consider for breakfasts, lunches, happy hours, dinners and receptions...

  • Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. Officers reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline from the record high of 347 in 2015, the Baltimore Police Department...

  • Interim city solicitor pays rent to powerful lobbyist's firm

    Interim city solicitor pays rent to powerful lobbyist's firm

    Nothing about the unassuming, three-story brick townhouse at 2423 Maryland Ave. suggests its status as one of Baltimore's most politically connected addresses. But former and current mayors, influential lobbyists, a campaign strategist, powerful contractors and city government's highest-ranking...

  • Police use of Tasers down in Maryland, up in Baltimore

    Police use of Tasers down in Maryland, up in Baltimore

    The small girl waving the large butcher's knife was terrifying her mother. But Radiance Pittman's terror quickly turned to panic when her bipolar 14-year-old daughter — still dressed in her school uniform — stopped threatening to cut herself and started threatening the police officers who had cornered...