Politics

Title IX revisions: A step forward or a step back?

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Seanne Coates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosPhoto by US Ed Dept Students at some Baltimore area universities are questioning whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is on the right track as she proposes changes to campus sexual assault rules that may [...]

City Council addresses children’s health and safety

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Kristin Helf Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke The Baltimore City Council meeting Monday was largely focused on issues of children’s health and safety, reflected in two resolutions—one against the cutback of crossing guard hours and one in support of improved [...]

Baltimore marches in unity for International Women’s Day

March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Katie Keogh and Ashlin Bird Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon to march in solidarity for women’s rights and equality in honor of International Women’s Day. Demonstrators walked over four miles from the People’s Park to [...]

Baltimore City Council requests control over Baltimore PD

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Watta Camara Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilman Brandon Scott The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday that calls on the Maryland General Assembly to pass legislation that would allow the city to have more power over the Baltimore Police Department. [...]

From city streets to City Hall, Councilman Scott has seen it all

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Caroline Flannery Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Although seeing dead bodies, shootouts, drugs, and robberies in his West Baltimore neighborhood seemed normal when he was growing up, Councilman Brandon Scott is pushing his agenda to ensure that Baltimore’s youth are not surrounded by the same [...]

Opponents of Royal Farms development submit petition to council

December 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Zach Brook Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Members of the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) presented a petition to the Baltimore County Council Monday that voices their opposition to the proposed Royal Farms project planned at York Road and Bosley Avenue. The petition, which had more than 1,100 [...]

Maryland Trump supporters explain why they voted for NY billionaire

December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Tyler McGee Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Zach Stuehler remembers the day he decided to vote for President-elect Donald Trump: June 16, 2015, the day the New York billionaire announced his run for the White House. “When he announced on June 16th I said to myself, ‘I know this person; I [...]

Despite new law, debate over honeybees and pesticides still rages

November 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor DeVille Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Dr. Luke Goembel is not a beekeeper by trade. An award-winning former NASA spacecraft instrument designer, Goembel didn’t decide to try his hand at beekeeping until 2009, when he learned that producing honey himself would be cheaper than buying [...]

Environmental group rallies to ban fracking in Maryland

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Heather Wanner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sen. Joan Carter Conway. Anti-fracking activists of the Baltimore area rallied outside of state Sen. Joan Carter Conway’s office Monday afternoon to urge her to support a fracking ban in Maryland. Demonstrators said they want the Baltimore City [...]

Towson University students stage anti-Trump walkout

November 15, 2016 // 3 Comments

By Kyana Miller and Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Following the anti-Trump rallies in Baltimore last week, an estimated 300 students, professors and other employees of Towson University staged a walkout Monday afternoon to voice their concerns over the Nov. 8 election of businessman [...]
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