Billionaire donors Laura and John Arnold support far more in Maryland than police surveillance

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  • Intractable problems

    Intractable problems

    As part of its continuing coverage of Freddie Gray’s death, The Baltimore Sun is examining some of the intractable problems that affected his life — and still trouble thousands of city residents. This series of occasional articles has focused on lead poisoning, segregation in public housing and...

  • Ongoing coverage: Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook's arrest and charges

    Sun Investigates: Bishop Cook's arrest and charges

    Heather Elizabeth Cook is the second-ranking official in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. The 58-year old is charged with manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo on Dec. 27, 2014, in Roland Park.

  • Sun Investigation: Undue Force

    Sun Investigates: Police misconduct

    Baltimore City has paid about $5.7 million since 2011 over lawsuits claiming that police officers brazenly beat up alleged suspects. One hidden cost: The perception that officers are violent can poison the relationship between residents and police.

  • Sun Investigates: Group Homes

    Sun Investigates: Group Homes

    A two-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun highlighted troubles at a LifeLine Inc. group home for disabled foster children, where a 10-year-old died in July. The Sun showed that state regulators were left in the dark about significant problems at LifeLine, including the founder’s conviction...

  • Sun Investigates: The Dark Side of Seafood

    Sun Investigates: The Dark Side of Seafood

    The seafood black market is a hidden, but lucrative world. Wild-caught illegal imports are worth $1.3 to $2.1 billion annually across the United States, the world's second-largest importer of seafood. Fraudulent mislabeling of species – like foreign crab as more expensive Maryland crab— is a common...

  • Speed cameras

    Sun Investigates: Speed cameras

    Baltimore Sun staff writers Scott Calvert and Luke Broadwater;spent more than six months investigating the proliferation of speed cameras in the region. They obtained detailed citation data from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and the State Highway Administration, which oversees the state's highway...

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$30 million youth fund in Baltimore? Not so fast

For a year, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has pushed for a charter amendment he says would set aside about $30 million of Baltimore's budget for youth programs. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who opposes the measure as fiscally irresponsible, has maintained that the proposed...

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