Talia Richman formerly covered City Hall for The Baltimore Sun. She joined the paper in 2017 after graduating from the University of Maryland. Talia's work has appeared in The Oregonian, USA Today and The Dallas Morning News, her hometown newspaper. For story tips and podcast recommendations, give her a call: 410-332-6012.
Just days before early voting begins, Baltimore’s four mayoral candidates joined a virtual debate to make their cases for why they are the best choice to lead a city that was already suffering from deep inequities long before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Baltimore’s inspector general found the former deputy comptroller didn't destroy paperwork relevant to a U.S. Department of Labor investigation of the comptroller’s office. But her report faults police officers guarding City Hall for letting the ex-employee in the building.
In the final weeks of his short mayoral tenure, Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young is pushing forward on decisions with long-lasting implications without fully communicating with his expected successor or the public.