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The 2014 Baltimore City primary election results: the “City Paper” skinny

June 25, 2014
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The 2014 Baltimore City primary election results: the “City Paper” skinny

With 294 out of 296 precincts reporting, and absentee and provisional ballots not yet counted, today’s results of yesterday’s Baltimore City primary elections are preliminary and based on what appears to have been a dismal turnout, on a par with 2010’s very low participation rate of about 22 percent. Despite the remaining votes still...
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We voted—12,500 times

June 25, 2014
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We voted—12,500 times

When I first saw the kid pushing the hand truck loaded with a stack of cardboard boxes across Conway Street towards the Lee Street entrance to Oriole Park I thought he might have worked for one of the souvenir street vendors outside replenishing a supply of baseball caps or t-shirts. When I got up...
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State’s Attorney accused of conflict of interest

June 20, 2014
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State’s Attorney accused of conflict of interest

Janice Bledsoe says she was completely surprised when Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein told her on the morning of August 6, 2012, that she had five minutes to decide whether to resign or be fired. “Gregg and I used to joke all the time,” the former Assistant State’s Attorney who investigated police corruption says....
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WaPo reports on America’s Craziest Drone Accidents

June 20, 2014
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WaPo reports on America’s Craziest Drone Accidents

Using the Freedom of Information Act, The Washington Post got 50,000 pages of accident reports involving military drones and used it as the basis of a report, “When Drones Fall From the Sky.” So far, no one has accidentally died from a drone crash, but, says the Post: Military drones have slammed into homes, farms,...
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Baltimore City Power Rankings

June 18, 2014
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      Baltimore City Power Rankings   1. Loose Steer The steer that busted out of a West Baltimore slaughterhouse last week and sauntered down the median of North Avenue for two miles before the Baltimore Police Department shot and killed it got more media attention than most cattle will ever know. And...
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Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls

June 18, 2014
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Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls

Daward Lee Falls, the CEO of bankrupt payment-processor Electracash, was charged yesterday in Maryland U.S. District Court with money laundering in connection with illegal gambling. The development is the latest in a long-running Maryland-based investigation into illegal money transfers of Internet gambling proceeds, which has been conducted in coordination with a New York-based probe...
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Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)

June 17, 2014
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Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)

Yesterday’s dual city council meetings were both yawners; the new budget passed with only Councilman Carl Stokes voting “nay,” as usual. (“Too few dollars for youth opportunities, too many dollars for law enforcement,” he said afterward. “I’ve never voted for a budget.”) But, nestled discretely among the $36 million in “supplementary general fund appropriations”...
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Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward

June 16, 2014
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Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward

Former Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Thomas Ward, an 87-year-old who retired in the bench in 1997, after having served in the 1960s as a Baltimore City Councilman and in the 1950s as a Baltimore Sun reporter, has been named as the new chairman of the Baltimore City Liquor License Board, according to the...
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Republican Gubernatorial hopeful releases protest song, “No Taxation With Precipitation”

June 12, 2014
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Republican Gubernatorial hopeful releases protest song, “No Taxation With Precipitation”

Delegate Ron George, currently polling in fourth place among four Republicans vying in next week gubernatorial primary election, gets major props for coming up with a music video, “No Taxation With Precipitation,” vamped from the classic Tommy James and The Shondells’ tune, “My Baby Does the Hanky Panky.” As you might have guessed, it...
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Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

June 11, 2014
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Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

As everybody knows, Tea Party-backed candidate Dave Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican Congressional primary in Virgina, marking one of the biggest political upsets in history. (My favorite tweet on the matter, from Mother Jones senior editor Dave Gilson, @daudig: “Brat Upsets Cantor’ is the name of my bar mitzvah...
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Former City Paper art director MacLeod sues former CP owner Times-Shamrock Communications

June 9, 2014
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Former City Paper art director MacLeod sues former CP owner Times-Shamrock Communications

When City Paper was sold in March to the Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) by Time-Shamrock Communications (TS) subsidiary CEGW, Inc., CP art director Joe MacLeod, a 25-year employee, was laid off by TS and not hired by BSMG, a circumstance that for all other similarly situated CP staffers meant receiving a severance package...
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WYPR radio staff files for union representation

June 6, 2014
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WYPR radio staff files for union representation

Local National Public Radio affiliate WYPR’s programming staff are going union. A press release from SAG-AFTRA says the staff presented a petition to management on June 3, and today has filed the petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an election. WYPR management has not yet voluntarily recognized the union, the press release...
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