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The Untold Story of the Nation's Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)

The Untold Story of the Nation’s Biggest School Cheating Scandal (1/3)

April 18, 2019

Authors Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton say the Atlanta school cheating scandal resulted in black educators being scapegoated for the failures of policymakers

Behind The Scenes Of A Baltimore Corruption Scandal

Behind The Scenes Of A Baltimore Corruption Scandal

April 15, 2019

State Senator Jill Carter and investigative reporters Luke Broadwater and Fern Shen discuss how “Healthy Holly” has shaken up Baltimore politics and local elites

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won't Resign

Scandal Grows But Baltimore Mayor Won’t Resign

April 8, 2019

City Council considers systemic reform in the wake of the “Health Holly” scandal

Scandal-Plagued Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence

Scandal-Plagued Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave of Absence

April 1, 2019

The announcement came hours after Maryland’s governor requested an investigation into the mayor’s financial dealings

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

March 29, 2019

Maryland’s legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of what critics describe as a watered-down minimum wage proposal

Could Banning Menthol Cigarettes Have Deadly, Unintended Consequences?

Could Banning Menthol Cigarettes Have Deadly, Unintended Consequences?

March 27, 2019

Retired Police Commander Neill Franklin and harm reduction specialist Ricky Morris say city bans on menthol cigarettes could lead to further criminalization of communities of color

It’s "Pro-Criminal" to Oppose Mandatory Minimums - Gov. Larry Hogan

It’s “Pro-Criminal” to Oppose Mandatory Minimums – Gov. Larry Hogan

March 25, 2019

Veteran police officer Neill Franklin pushes back on recent comments by Maryland’s Republican Governor, and says harsh sentences are not effective in reducing crime

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden

Community Rallies To Defend Community Garden

March 22, 2019

The largest community garden in Baltimore is aiming to make Baltimore more sustainable and push the city toward zero-waste, but it is under threat of demolition by the city

Maryland Advances Bill For a $15 Minimum Wage in Six Years

Maryland Advances Bill For a $15 Minimum Wage in Six Years

March 21, 2019

The minimum wage for small businesses won’t reach $15 until July 2026 and untipped workers are excluded

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

March 14, 2019

Coal ash is contaminating water across the nation with toxic chemicals—and Maryland is home to to one of the most polluting sites, according to a new study