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

  • Baltimore man convicted of shooting teen in the face

    Baltimore man convicted of shooting teen in the face

    A 64-year-old Baltimore man was convicted Friday of multiple charges for shooting a 15-year-old boy in the face last year after an argument, the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office said. Thomas Bradley of the 900 block of Ashburton St. was found guilty in a bench trial of multiple counts of second-degree...

  • Standing up for a cause: Baltimore hopes for a 72-hour ceasefire

    Standing up for a cause: Baltimore hopes for a 72-hour ceasefire

    Devrone McKnight was driving home from Maryland Shock Trauma on Friday afternoon when he spotted three dozen people on Edmondson Avenue rallying to support a 72-hour ceasefire to violence in Baltimore. The 23-year-old McKnight said he felt compelled to join the demonstration, given that he had...

  • New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

    New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

    The New York City Council passed legislation Thursday that will guarantee free legal representation to all low-income tenants facing eviction, the first measure in the nation to establish a civil right to counsel in housing court. Advocates for tenants in Maryland and across the nation hailed the...

  • Councilman proposes legal aid for tenants in Baltimore facing evictions

    Councilman proposes legal aid for tenants in Baltimore facing evictions

    A Baltimore city councilman introduced legislation Monday aimed at establishing a fund that would help low-income tenants facing eviction and other housing problems to hire attorneys, an effort that cities across the nation are exploring or have implemented. If Councilman Robert Stokes’ bill is...

  • Trump budget threatens Baltimore poverty programs

    Trump budget threatens Baltimore poverty programs

    Midnight on July 1 rang in what local government folks call the new fiscal year. And even if some Baltimore finance nerds celebrated the start of a government's new spending plan, they had fewer reasons to rejoice about fiscal year 2018. That's because it could be the last for the approximately...

  • 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...

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