Baltimore

P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Civil Rights Activist The Rev. Jamal Bryant said Monday that he will have a peace rally on April 24 to mark one year since Freddie Gray died from injuries suffered while in police custody and the unrest that took place after his funeral. 

P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

  It’s the middle of the morning rush hour.  The MTA Transit Team of Marc Jones and Kurt Kroncke are giving mass transit updates to 20 radio stations throughout Central Maryland, including WYPR.

The team recently added a new affiliate not far from its studios in the William Donald Schaefer Building in downtown Baltimore; its own station, WTTZ.

Hogan promises veto for transportation bill

Apr 1, 2016
Rachel Baye

The General Assembly and Gov. Larry Hogan are at odds over how the state should pick which transportation projects to build.

On Thursday, the legislature passed a bill that ranks projects based on priorities such as safety, cost, economic development and environmental concerns. But Hogan has said he will veto it when it reaches his desk.  

Baltimore bills clear Senate

Mar 30, 2016
Rachel Baye

State lawmakers approved Wednesday several bills aimed at improving quality of life in Baltimore. The bills pay for extended library hours and school days, and demolition of vacant houses.

P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Criticized for not doing enough to bring disparate communities together and for ignoring constituents, incumbent Fourth District City Councilman Bill Henry is facing three challengers in the Democratic primary.

P. Kenneth Burns

Bernard “Jack” Young was made Baltimore City Council President by his colleagues in 2010 when then-President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake became the mayor.  Winning his own term in a landslide the following year, Young is running for re-election.

P. Kenneth Burns

One thing is for certain in the 2016 City Council election; there will be at least six new members after it’s all said and done.

P. Kenneth Burns

  David Warnock’s truck is getting noticed on the streets of Baltimore.  And it’s not for its current top speed of 35 miles per hour.

Dubbed by its owner as the “Turnaround Truck,” the vehicle – featured prominently in Warnock’s television ads - has become a symbol of his campaign for Baltimore mayor.  He says it became a symbol by accident.

Legislative leaders target Baltimore

Mar 17, 2016
Rachel Baye

With a month left in the General Assembly’s annual 90-day session, the leaders of both houses have announced a focus on Baltimore.

House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller are backing a package of bills that includes efforts to renew development and boost education in the city. 

John Lee

The two leaders in the race to be Baltimore’s next mayor are no strangers to each other. In fact, they have battled each other before for public office.

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