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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Who's in? Who's out?

Nov 25, 2016

Fraser Smith and Kenneth Burns, WYPR's City Hall reporter, discuss the transition from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh.

Rachel Baye

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promised on Thursday that immigrants will continue to be welcome in Charm City, and that the city police will not be actively checking immigration status.

The promises were a reaction to President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policies and could cost Baltimore some of its federal funding.

P. Kenneth Burns

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake has banned WYPR’s metro reporter Kenneth Burns from her Wednesday press availabilities. She said Wednesday Burns is "welcome" at any of her other public events, but that the ceremonial conference room on the second floor of City Hall is "very close quarters." 

SRB says Mosby didn’t do her job

Sep 28, 2016
P. Kenneth Burns

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake charged Wednesday that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby caved in to political pressure in the Freddie Gray case and failed to do a thorough investigation before charging six police officers.

“You can't bow to political pressure and charge when you're not ready,” the mayor said. “You got to stand up, be in the big role and say to the people if you need time to investigate."

Mayor says Port Covington not a rush job

Aug 1, 2016
Sagamore Development

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake took issue Monday with those who say the city is rushing to approve the $5.5 billion Port Covington project. The mayor disagreed with critics who charge the proposal has not been thoroughly studied.

State lawmakers appear to have reached an agreement on a bill changing the controversial Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. 

Mayor Goes To Washington; Smacks FOP

Oct 8, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake laid into the city’s police union Wednesday for opposing police reforms and for comments made after prosecutors filed charges against six officers in the death of an African-American man in custody last spring.

“I think that the action of our police union and many across the country has really devalued the power of that union,” she said in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “I don’t know, based on the rhetoric they’ve been spewing in Baltimore, who would want the endorsement of the FOP.”

Taking It To The Streets: Mayor Talks Crime

Feb 12, 2014

A day after devoting most of her State of the City address to Baltimore’s crime problems, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took to the streets to highlight one of her crime fighting strategies, enforcement zones.