Politics & Business

Young will call on DOT to synchronize traffic lights ahead of Don’t Block the Box rollout

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Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will introduce a resolution at tonight’s council meeting calling on the Department of Transportation to properly synchronize traffic lights ahead of the Don’t Block the Box initiative.

Scheduled to start May 1 with a warning period, Don’t Block the Box would give a ticket to any driver caught in the intersection after the light has changed. Once the warning period ends, motorists found blocking the box will receive a ticket with a $90 fine and one point on their driver’s license.

Q&A: Krish Vignarajah on her Baltimore roots, fighting for moms, education funding and her campaign for governor

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Krishanti Vignarajah, 38, is proud of the factors that distinguish her from her competitors seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the November general election. Beyond the most obvious difference—aside from her, it’s an all-male Democratic primary field—the former Obama administration State Department senior advisor and policy director for Michelle Obama says she stands alone as the only immigrant in the running, having left civil war-plagued Sri Lanka with her parents for Baltimore when she was a child.

“I had the luck of living a life that allowed me to go from Woodlawn High to the White House,” she says. “And I don’t want my life story to be the exception. I want it to be the rule.”

Alec Ross is ‘s(toke)d’ about legal weed, as are some other candidates for governor

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It’s 4/20, which, if you didn’t know, is a big day for weed enthusiasts. Here’s CNN, no less, to explain why.

To mark the occasion, politicians both local and national (mostly Democrats) have been using social media to talk about how they’re ready to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.

Baltimore would be ‘clean energy capital’ under Baker’s new green industry plan

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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, the leading contender for the Democratic nomination to unseat Gov. Larry Hogan, according to polls, would make Baltimore “the nation’s clean energy capital” under a new green jobs plan announced today.

De Sousa appears, alongside Pugh, at Eric B. and Rakim show, gets booed

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Mayor Catherine Pugh, right, and Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa address the media on April 4, 2018. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, alongside Mayor Catherine Pugh, appeared onstage during last night’s Eric B. and Rakim show at Baltimore Soundstage to “apologize for all the things that the police have done, dating back 200 years.”

The apology was met with boos.

Legislature passes bill to expand post-conviction relief

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By Alex Mann
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS — Many bills remained in the balance as the minute hand ticked toward midnight on April 9, the last of Maryland’s 90-day legislative session.

Among them was legislation addressing the rights of criminals to petition for post-conviction relief–a process of challenging a conviction in court.

David Simon weighs in on a Md. Senate race, endorsing Laskin over Zirkin

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David Simon, the creator of “Wire,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “The Corner” and, most recently, “The Deuce,” has thrown his hat into the primary election for the Maryland State Senate seat in District 11, endorsing Democratic challenger Sheldon H. Laskin over the incumbent Sen. Bobby Zirkin.

As ‘House of Cards’ nears end, Maryland aims to remain film contender

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ANNAPOLIS— Eduardo Sanchez is sleeping in his own bed for once.

He’s taking a short break from work, but the majority of his time over the course of the next few months will be spent in Dallas, where the filmmaker best known for “The Blair Witch Project” is able to work on film and TV productions with what he says are better state tax incentives than in his Maryland.

Meet Zhanna A. Maydanich, Esquire

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An attorney with a private practice in Owings Mills, Zhanna Maydanich specializes on providing in-house counsel services to small and family-owned businesses. With her own lifelong personal and professional experiences, she truly understands the impact and pressure that a small and family-owned business has upon the families of its owners and its employees.

Hogan once again ranked country’s 2nd-most popular governor in poll

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A new national poll pegging approval marks for all 50 states’ governors has once again placed Gov. Larry Hogan at the top, right behind Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.