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

  • Lawmakers seek legal aid for tenants facing eviction in Baltimore

    Lawmakers seek legal aid for tenants facing eviction in Baltimore

    A state and city lawmaker began drafting separate bills this week to make more publicly funded lawyers available for low-income tenants facing eviction in Baltimore, which spends more money ousting renters than trying to help them remain in their homes. Del. Sandy Rosenberg and Baltimore City Councilman...

  • Solution to help tenants avoid eviction lags in Maryland

    Solution to help tenants avoid eviction lags in Maryland

    For nearly two decades, Judge Marcia Sikowitz has presided over landlord-tenant disputes in one of New York City's busiest housing courts. In a borough where rapid gentrification has sent rents soaring, Sikowitz says, she has heard it all — and said it all. When a renter who was representing himself...

  • Tribute event for Chris Cornell planned at Joe Squared on Saturday

    Tribute event for Chris Cornell planned at Joe Squared on Saturday

    The reported suicide last month of Chris Cornell hit the legendary rocker’s fans hard, including Baltimore comedian Mike Moran. To cope, Moran turned to his two most reliable antidepressants — music and comedy — and quickly organized a tribute event called “Laugh and Cry,” scheduled for 8 p.m....

  • Baltimore erred in selling stadiums' debt

    Baltimore erred in selling stadiums' debt

    Call it water under the toll bridge. Baltimore officials admitted Tuesday that a computer error caused them to mistakenly sell $70,000 in tax liens for overdue water bills owed by the state agency that manages the Orioles and Ravens stadiums. On Monday, investors bought the liens on the two stadiums...

  • Longtime chief investigator for state prosecutor's office retires

    Longtime chief investigator for state prosecutor's office retires

    Two government officials in Maryland may breathe a little easier now that the longtime chief investigator for the state prosecutor's office has retired. The office dedicated to rooting out government corruption in Maryland has estimated it will launch two fewer investigations for 2017, the first...

  • Maryland Judiciary fails to monitor contracts, audit finds

    Maryland Judiciary fails to monitor contracts, audit finds

    Maryland's court system has failed for years to properly monitor how it spent tens of millions of dollars in contracts and lacked adequate oversight to prove it was getting the most cost-effective deals for taxpayers, a state audit released Friday has found. The Maryland Judiciary lacked "sufficient...

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