The process by which police officers are disciplined in Maryland has long been shrouded in secrecy. But bills passed by the legislature this year should allow citizens more of a peek behind the curtain.
I lost a lot of respect for the national media, while I gained some for local TV. I came to realize there are news outlets so ideologically oriented they might be beyond redemption. I still value — more than anything else — presenting audiences with factual information, but I am no longer sure that doing so is doing enough. One year after the death of Freddie Gray, these are some of the things I learned from the countless hours of coverage I watched.
The Baltimore Police Department has warned patrol officers and other personnel that the amount of overtime that will be approved in the last three months of the fiscal year will be limited because of budget concerns.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has proposed a $2.6 billion city budget that would prevent a drop in funding for schools, raise the tax people pay to park in public garages and reduce property taxes for owner-occupied homes.
A request from billionaire Kevin Plank's private real estate firm that the city contribute $535 million toward new infrastructure in Port Covington on Thursday will come before the full board of the Baltimore Development Corp. on Thursday.
Baltimore City politicians and community groups on Monday pressed Gov. Larry Hogan to move forward with the State Center project, a plan to redevelop a 28-acre swath of Baltimore with new homes, retail and offices rented by the state.
The Rawlings-Blake administration is scaling back the amount it would pay lawyers this year to represent the city in the federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department — part of a compromise that also untangles money promised to Freddie Gray's family.
After hearing community concerns, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is delaying a final vote to approve tax breaks for large concerts and comedy shows at the aging Royal Farms Arena.
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and activist Kim Trueheart will face off April 26 in the Democratic primary for the council president. They're two of seven candidates running for the seat, including Republicans, third party and unaffiliated challengers.
Facing a genuine crisis-Baltimore's homeless population is approximately 30,000 a year-the city has constructed a patchwork of more than 60 homeless service providers that it oversees, creating a privately-contracted homeless services ecosystem that is chaotic, ill-managed, poorly monitored, and badly integrated with state and federal agencies.
For the first time in a generation, the Baltimore City Council overturned a mayoral veto Monday, asking voters to decide in November if the city should create a special account to fund enrichment programs for children and teenagers.
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young began a public campaign Wednesday to over-ride Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto of legislation he proposed to create a multi-million fund for youth programs.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation Monday intended to create a special account in Baltimore's budget to pay for programs for children and teens, citing the city's future uncertain economic conditions
Several members of the Baltimore City Council on Tuesday criticized the Rawlings-Blake administration's plan to begin giving citations to businesses and some homeowners who have not shoveled their sidewalks during the record storm.
Over the objections of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the city finance department, the Baltimore City Council voted Tuesday to approve a charter amendment that would lock city government into spending millions more annually on programs that benefit children and teens.
Baltimore's City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to approve legislation championed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young to mandate increased funding for programs that cater to children and teens.
Baltimore mayoral candidate State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, a state senator, has more than twice as much campaign money on hand for her mayoral campaign as front-runner Sheila Dixon — a total she says makes her a serious challenger to the former mayor.