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  • Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]

    Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]
    "The Heroin Capital of America" — what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a difficult term to comprehend, but for many of those labeled with it, it's a life sentence.
  • Don't privatize Baltimore water [Letter]

    Don't privatize Baltimore water [Letter]
    The presence of the private water industry at this week's United States Conference of Mayors meeting threatens public health and democracy in Baltimore. Time and time again, experiences in other cities that have privatized their water systems have...

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding
    Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure. Cardin sipped...

    City water system already employs good asset management practices [Letter]

    In his letter to the editor ("City water needs a new business plan," Dec. 26), Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union identifies better asset management as a way for Baltimore to better manage its water system and save money. The Asset Management...

    People over profit [Commentary]

    People over profit [Commentary]
    In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, the U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal...