Roughly Speaking: Police and protests, Monday's debate, and 'Drunk History'

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  • Franchot, NAACP seek DOJ action on school air conditioning

    Franchot, NAACP seek DOJ action on school air conditioning

    Comptroller Peter Franchot and the NAACP are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the lack of air conditioning in public schools in Baltimore city and Baltimore County. In a letter sent Monday, Franchot and Gerald Stansbury, president of the state NAACP, said many of the students...

  • Legal Aid: Despite errors in complaints, landlords win rent cases

    Legal Aid: Despite errors in complaints, landlords win rent cases

    Landlords have won cases in rent court despite failing to completely document claims or prove they are licensed to rent properties, and in instances were tenants were not properly served notice that they faced possible eviction, according to a study released Tuesday by Maryland Legal Aid. The organization,...

  • Losing bidders protest $262 million lottery contract

    Losing bidders protest $262 million lottery contract

    Two losing contenders for a contract worth as much as $263 million for the computer network that runs the Maryland lottery are protesting a decision to award the business to a rival, charging that a state agency chose the highest bidder after a tainted process. Lanham-based Gaming Innovations LLC...

  • After City Council vote, Port Covington targets millions in state and federal money

    After City Council vote, Port Covington targets millions in state and federal money

    Kevin Plank's plan to remake Port Covington took a big step forward when the City Council approved $660 million in public financing for the project, but the Under Armour CEO still needs millions in state and federal funding to make his dream a reality. Plank's Sagamore Development Co. is now attempting...

  • Gene Raynor, former city and state elections chief, dies

    Gene Raynor, former city and state elections chief, dies

    Gene Michael Raynor, a retired top city and state election administrator recalled as an old-fashioned political strategist, died of heart disease Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 80. "It's hard to imagine an election in Baltimore without Gene Raynor," said Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski....

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