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  • Leopold attorney bills taxpayers almost $21K for two weeks

    Leopold attorney bills taxpayers almost $21K for two weeks
    Anne Arundel County hired a private, $450-an-hour lawyer to defend County Executive John R. Leopold in a discrimination lawsuit, ringing up a $20,743 bill to taxpayers within two weeks and raising questions about whether the embattled politician should...
  • Former mayor should not re-enter politics

    Former mayor should not re-enter politics
    Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon should not re-enter the political world. If not for a particularly egregious lapse of common sense (thieving gift cards intended for less fortunate people), people would very likely remember her in a more positive...
  • Not the last of Sheila?

    Not the last of Sheila?
    Sheila Dixon would be more credible if she was competing for ratings with Honey Boo-Boo or The Real Housewives of whatever. Is Baltimore so desperate for national attention that someone of her ilk has to be trotted out once again to run for mayor ("...
  • Northwestern High School should stay open

    Northwestern High School should stay open
    Northwestern High School, a comprehensive, coeducational public high school on Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore City, is a beautiful campus with a diverse student body, offering opportunities for cultural enrichment for all. It has a strong alumni group...
  • When it comes to political corruption, one Md. judge says: 'Enough'

    When it comes to political corruption, one Md. judge says: 'Enough'
    Will Rogers once observed that a newspaper ad was worth about 40 editorials, which many of us in the opinion writing side of that equation suspect would be quite the bargain. Little else could explain the public's indifference to a topic that has launched...
  • Dixon caught up on court-ordered charity donations

    Dixon caught up on court-ordered charity donations
    Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has paid off the $45,000 a court ordered her to donate to charities, resolving charges that she violated her probation in the criminal case that led to her leaving office. In early November, Dixon was charged with...
  • Northwestern students, parents stunned to hear of closing

    Northwestern students, parents stunned to hear of closing
    On Wednesday, the main topic of conversation at Northwestern High School will likely be the school's impending closing and what the move might mean to the current student body. But when school dismissed at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, many Northwestern students...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson joins fight against youth jail in Baltimore

    Rev. Jesse Jackson joins fight against youth jail in Baltimore
    Activists fighting a state plan to build a new $70 million juvenile detention facility in Baltimore received some high-profile backing Thursday night, as the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson joined their cause. "We must revive the war on poverty tonight, not the...
  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
  • Sheila Dixon's financial woes detailed in state documents

    Sheila Dixon's financial woes detailed in state documents
    Former Mayor Sheila Dixon's city pension deal rankled many in 2010 — even sparking a small protest outside City Hall — but she did not get a free pass after being found guilty of embezzlement and perjury charges. To keep her $83,000 a year...
  • Former Md. Sen. Clarence Mitchell III has died

    Former Md. Sen. Clarence Mitchell III has died
    Clarence M. Mitchell III, who helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly, died Thursday of cancer at Seasons Hospice at the Northwest Hospital Center. He was 72. Mr. Mitchell became the nation's youngest black legislator...
  • Leopold prosecutor to take on Baltimore police misconduct

    Leopold prosecutor to take on Baltimore police misconduct
    Shelly S. Glenn, a state prosecutor who was handling the criminal case against Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, is leaving her post to prosecute police misconduct in Baltimore.  "Shelly Glenn is a tremendous addition to our office,"...