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In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: COVID-19 numbers continue to rise but Maryland stays open, the winding and confusing road to police accountability, the latest on paraphernalia decriminalization, and more.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: A federal investigation into two city leaders reveals the work everyone needs to do to be truly transparent, renters’ advocates warn state leaders of an “eviction tsunami,” Baltimore shows support for Amazon workers, and more.
Activists held an international day of action to support Amazon workers on March 20, highlighting the ways unions can help defend worker rights and safety protections. TRNN’s Jaisal Noor reports from the solidarity action held outside of an Amazon facility in Baltimore.
As COVID-19 variants reach the state’s prisons and jails, where testing of guards and inmates is woefully inadequate, the situation in Maryland is only getting worse.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Mayor Brandon Scott delivers his State of the City address, students and leaders look to end digital redlining, activists push for further cannabis reform, and more.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Maryland Republicans call police reform legislation “far left,” a teen is accused of murder, the continued fight against a Johns Hopkins University private police force, and more.
Documents obtained by PAR reveal how an air ambulance service has been used repeatedly to fly surveillance missions over the city of Baltimore, raising troubling questions about the consequences of law enforcement’s growing civic influence.
Maryland holds itself up as a progressive state when it comes to criminal justice, but a recent report highlights a stark reality: Maryland incarcerates Black people at more than twice the national rate.
Amazon workers rally in Baltimore County, the LEOBR could survive attempts to weaken it, City Councilperson Ryan Dorsey feuds with the FOP, and more.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Leaders examine the way doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are being distributed, Mayor Brandon Scott releases his administration’s transition report, remembering musician Jimmy Jones, and more.
‘West Baltimore Ruins’ preserves the memory of neglected neighborhoods before they’re lost to gentrification
In this week’s “Battleground Baltimore” news roundup: “West Baltimore Ruins”; Governor Hogan is criticized for vaccine rollout; Keith Davis Jr. tests positive for COVID-19
Worker-owned businesses in Baltimore, like Joe Squared pizza, are opting to remain closed to indoor dining to prioritize their worker/owners’ safety, even as others reopen.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Members of the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police try to make the case for keeping the LEOBR, city students are going on strike, and Lawrence Brown’s “The Black Butterfly” is released.
Students in Baltimore and teachers in Chicago may strike against top-down plans to force educators back into the classroom during the deadliest month of the pandemic.
Brandon Scott won his mayoral election. Now he’s tasked with getting a city in the midst of crisis running again as progressive demands for bold action grow.
Local leaders react to the insurrection that happened just 45 minutes away in Washington. D.C.; why a move to end home detention fees might not go far enough; and a “spy plane” that has been flying in Baltimore (ostensibly to solve crime) is headed for St. Louis.
School officials and teachers have very different views on whether it’s safe for students hurt by missing in-person classes to safely return to the classroom.
Teachers say they don’t want to resume in-person instruction if it means putting lives at risk.
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