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Major Changes Introduced to Baltimore City Charter

Five bills were introduced at Monday night’s Baltimore City Council meeting that would bring major changes to the city’s charter.

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Four Democratic candidates for governor and three for lieutenant governor discussed education policy at a forum Tuesday night hosted by the Real News Network in Baltimore.

The forum’s focus was the state panel studying how to revise Maryland’s education funding formulas and modernize the state’s approach to education more broadly. The group is known as the Kirwan Commission because it’s led by University System of Maryland Chancellor Emeritus Brit Kirwan. It plans to publish its recommendations at the end of the year, and they are expected to come with a large price tag.

Mosby: 'Nothing to Hide' on Conviction Rate

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Incumbent Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has come under fire from her challengers for supposedly exaggerating her conviction rate. But Mosby insisted during an appearance on WYPR's Midday Monday that she’s not hiding anything.

Mosby has been touting a 90-plus percent conviction rate ahead of the June 26 primary. But her challengers say that rate doesn’t count cases she had to drop and that distorts the picture.

 

Recent Immigrants Shut Out of Elite High Schools

Jun 12, 2018

While Baltimore’s schools are losing students every year, there is one population that is growing rapidly: students whose first language isn’t English. But many of those students are shut out of the elite city high schools.

Now, a group of Latinx students at Baltimore City College is trying to change that.

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How do you quantify frustration, in a sports context?

How much pain and ache can a heart take over a team’s repeated failures?

And how long do you wait for success before you give up hope?

For hockey fans in this region, those questions have seemed to have no answers since the day in 1974 when the Washington Capitals began play in the NHL.

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Democratic state Sen. Richard Madaleno has known he wanted to run for office since he was 9 years old.

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Out of the Blocks

all photos by Wendel Patrick

Detroit: MorningSide, part 1. Faith not tested can’t be trusted.

On the east side of Detroit, the streets of MorningSide are lined with stately, brick Tudor-style houses. But today, one in four of those houses is abandoned, boarded up, gutted, or burned out. The foreclosure crisis of 2008 hit MorningSide like a tidal wave, and the neighborhood is struggling to sprout again from the rubble. There’s a lot of buzz about a new Renaissance in downtown Detroit, but the locals in this corner of town are wondering when – and if – the revival is going to make its way to them. In the meantime, they’re holding their own and looking out for each other. In this special episode, Out of the Blocks teams up with Michigan Radio’s MorningSide 48224 podcast to share voices from MorningSide.

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Maryland lawmakers consider US force in Syria. Governor O’Malley is set to unveil $1.5-billion in state funds Baltimore-area transportation projects. An update on the Annapolis mayoral race. An ad campaign to educate Marylanders about their new insurance options. And more.

As Congressional debate over military strikes in Syria nears, Rep. John Sarbanes says he understands people are “weary and wary” of foreign military intervention. Plus: Lollar enters race for GOP gubernatorial nomination, a report on Frederick’s mayoral race, and more.

A roundup of some of the schedule changes in effect on this Labor Day. Maryland lawmakers welcome a debate over whether to authorize military strikes in Syria. Plus: a port of Baltimore expansion, OC parking meters, development in Anne Arundel County, and more.

The Grand Prix of Baltimore is underway; we’ve got info about the race and related road closures and public transit schedule changes. Plus: tax revenues in FY13 were below state projections, a look at calls for a higher minimum wage and a lower corporate income tax rate, and more.

Lots of road closures are in effect in Downtown Baltimore, as preparations for the Grand Prix continue. Plus: Governor O’Malley speaks at March On Washington commemorations, BGE is set to test PeakRewards, dealing with vacants, Smith on Dwyer’s troubles, and more.

Governor Martin O'Malley will speak at today's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  More on today's events, plus: Grand Prix-related road closures, dolphin deaths, Labor Day travel projections, a bid for the 2024 Olympics, and more.

Grand Prix Street Closures, Delayed Rule Changes for Chicken Manure Use, DC-Based Federal Workers Urged to Stay Home on Wednesday, the NWS Confirms A Tornado In Harford County Earlier This Month, and more…

Grand Prix Street Closures, Delayed Rule Changes for Chicken Manure Use, DC-Based Federal Workers Urged to Stay Home on Wednesday, the NWS Confirms A Tornado In Harford County Earlier This Month, and more…

Back To School: It’s back to school time –nearly all public schools in the listening area that didn’t open last week are starting classes today. That includes schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and pretty much every other jurisdiction that didn’t open last week. Anne Arundel County schools do a staggered opening – so kids in some grades and at some buildings won’t return until tomorrow. And while most Cecil County kids got back to school last week, pre-K and kindergarten in Cecil won’t start ‘till tomorrow.

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