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This isn't the first time Baltimore has debated the minimum wage

Business owners warned the City Council that a new minimum wage would lead to economic disaster. Advocates said it would lift poor residents out of poverty.

The year was 1964. When the dust settled, officials agreed to require employers to pay their workers at least $1 an hour, the city's first minimum wage.

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Nominee Clinton seeks to unify Dems as she pivots to general election

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday night and sought to ease a restive electorate by casting herself as a steady hand for the economy and a leader already experienced on the world stage.

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6 things we learned from last night's Port Covington hearing

Wednesday night, the City Council held its first hearing on a record tax-increment-financing deal for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's waterfront Port Covington development. Under the proposed deal, the city would float $660 million in bonds to pay for infrastructure for the $5.5 billion development.

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Baltimore City Council panel approves $15 minimum wage bill

A divided City Council will decide next month whether to increase the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 an hour, which would be the highest in the state.

The council's labor committee voted 4-0 Thursday to send the bill to the 15-member council, where President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has pledged to scale back the proposed increase.

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Baltimore schools get $106 million contract OK, and a grilling

The Board of Public Works approved $106.6 million worth of contracts Wednesday under a $1 billion plan to rebuild or replace aging Baltimore schools — but not before grilling system officials about their management of state money.

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Rawlings-Blake disagrees with Mosby criticism of criminal justice system

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pointed to Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams' concerns Wednesday when asked about prosecutors' decision to drop all remaining charges against city police in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.

Rawlings-Blake told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts that "I certainly don't agree" with comments by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby that disparaged the criminal justice system.

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