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Major City Moves Closer To $.10 Bag Fee

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept -- whether paper or plastic -- under legislation hea...

Building a Culture of Contribution on #GivingTuesday

Jamie N. McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jamie N. McDonald

Our city is one that has great pride and passion for all things "Bawlmer, Hon" -- be it the Ravens, Orioles, our neighborhoods or blue crabs -- and we're rallying that same passion for the "Super Bowl" of giving on Dec. 3.

A Mayor Who Gets Beauty Tips From A Drag Queen?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Just another reason to love Charm City, a.k.a. Baltimore, Md.! Not only is Baltimore the hometown of legendary John Waters (and his former muse, D...

Mayor To Preside Over Mass Wedding Of Same-Sex Couples

The Baltimore Sun | CARRIE WELLS | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will preside over a mass wedding of same-sex couples at this year's Baltimore Pride Celebration, with the event drawing...

Super Bowl Bet Gets San Fran Mayor To Volunteer In Baltimore

Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact

By the NonProfit Times Forget the culinary local delights and dopey T-shirt stunts. The mayors of San Francisco and Baltimore had civic projects on...

Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies Begin In Maryland

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

TILGHMAN ISLAND, Md. — Same-sex couples in Maryland were greeted with cheers and noisemakers held over from New Year's Eve parties, as gay marri...

2012 COUNTDOWN: Mayors Urge Obama, Romney To Get Real

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

If you want hope and change in politics, mayors offer tons of it. The key to success in their jobs, they say, is to avoid -- as indeed they do -- partisan bickering and focus on What Works.

Obama: Romney Campaign Ideas Would Fit 'On A Tweet,' With Room To Spare

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Speaking at a fundraiser in Baltimore on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took a shot at the depth of policy ideas coming from GOP presidential nominee...

GOP Legislator Blames 'Black Youth Mobs' For Attacks

North Baltimore Patch | Bryan P. Sears and Adam Bednar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

The Inner Harbor area of Baltimore City is being terrorized by "black youth mobs" and city and state officials are "covering it up," according to one ...

How to Write the State-of-the-Town Speech

David Murray | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
David Murray

State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.

A Citizen's Report From the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Anne Stevenson | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Last week I found myself with an invitation to be a fly on the wall of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. The conference is where the 99% can find the leaders with the most realistic solutions to our nation's problems

Rawlings-Blake Wins Race For Baltimore Mayor

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

BALTIMORE — Incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has easily won Baltimore's mayoral election nearly two years after her predecessor stepped down e...

Baltimore Task Force Pushes For $2.8B For Neglected Schools Needing Heat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

While one school in Baltimore may be debating how to best spend $40M on a beautiful new building, other inner city schools are in desperate need of ba...