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Maryland
10:45 am
Wed May 13, 2015

After Three Decades in Prison, A Man Gets A Chance

(left to right) Nikki Zaahir, ex-offender program director; Mohammed Elzein, teacher, and Mark Chase, the ex-offender mechanic.

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 10:54 am

After three decades in prison, 56-year-old Mark Chase recently got his first paycheck, the first car he hadn’t stolen and a job that might give him a good life.  


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Inside Maryland Politics
2:44 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

IMP: Can Marilyn Mosby Back Up Her Criminal Charges?

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:06 pm

Fraser Smith talks to Andy Green, editor of the editorial page for The Baltimore Sun, about the work ahead for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Politics
2:44 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Hogan Signs Police Accountability, Tax Bills

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:21 pm

Gov. Larry Hogan signed 350 bills on Tuesday that were passed in the recent General Assembly session that ended last month. The list included some police accountability measures, bills aimed at improving the state's business climate and pieces of his own legislative agenda.

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Sports At Large
2:39 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Sports At Large: Like The NFL Needs More Money - And From The Defense Department

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:37 pm

If your interest runs deeper than touchdowns, tackles and fantasy stats, you have to admit that loving the NFL of late feels rather unsavory. Just last week, a league-authorized investigation found probable cause that support staff of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots may have altered the size of the footballs that were used during playoff games. And it may have happened with the knowledge and/or instruction of their heartthrob quarterback Tom Brady.

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Baltimore City
2:33 pm
Sun May 10, 2015

Mayor Announces Initiative To Heal City

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Congressman Elijah Cummings signing the One Baltimore poster after announcing the initiative to address short-term and systemic problems in city neighborhoods.

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 10:56 pm

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Thursday, from the center of the city’s unrest, a new collaboration between business, government and community organizations to address immediate needs and address systemic problems raised by last week’s riots.

The One Baltimore initiative is described as a comprehensive public-private collaboration to address immediate community needs as well as solve systemic issues such as education and job opportunities, health disparities and affordable housing.

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