Ethan McLeod

Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.

Baltimoreans approve ballot measures fending off water privatization, creating independent inspector general and more

Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr

The election is over, Larry Hogan has been re-elected to a second term as governor, and Democrats still dominate the General Assembly and Maryland House delegation. There were few surprises last night in the city—with the exception of 32 percent of Baltimoreans backing the Republican incumbent for governor over Ben Jealous—but there were some big changes approved as ballot measures.

State report: Marylanders overpaying by nearly $55 million for electricity, gas from using third-party suppliers

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We’re nearly two decades out from the moment Maryland lawmakers decided to deregulate the state’s energy markets in hopes of boosting competition and driving down prices for consumers. A first-of-its-kind, state-commissioned report confirms what some observers already figured: Many Marylanders are getting swindled on their rates by third-party suppliers.

Report: Under Armour no longer covering employees’ strip club outings

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank in 2016. Photo via Maryland GovPics/Flickr.

Under Armour hasn’t escaped the #MeToo movement unscathed.

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, employees at the South Baltimore athletic apparel giant were informed earlier this year that corporate wouldn’t continue paying for their trips to local strip clubs with company credit cards. And the same brief exposé, published today, alleges a deeper culture of sexism and misconduct in the company’s upper ranks.

Where to party and watch the 2018 election results in Baltimore


While we’re plugging away at another live blog of Maryland’s election results on Tuesday night, you’ll have a bevy of venues to choose from around Baltimore to celebrate (or commiserate) over you and your fellow voters’ decisions in 2018.

We’ve thrown together a list of spots to gather (inside, away from the rain) while the results roll in on election night. Polls shut down at 8 p.m.

Days after being shot, popular barber launches fundraiser for art exhibition, community talks about violence

Troy Staton (center). Photo via Facebook/Luvs Art Project.

Baltimore’s spate of surging violent crime claimed seven lives in five days this past week. On Halloween alone, seven people were shot, four of them dead. Among the victims who were wounded was Troy Staton, a well-known barber and community organizer who owns New Beginnings Barber Shop in Hollins Market.