Politics

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 [...]

Hundreds march in Baltimore against Trump

November 11, 2016 // 5 Comments

By Caroline Flannery and Tracy Smith Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Baltimore City Thursday night to march in protest of Republican Donald Trump’s victory in this week’s presidential election. Holding signs that read “Not My President,”  “She Got More [...]

Pugh wins mayoral election; calls on city leaders to work together

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Chris Katz, Desmond Boyle and Alicia Reynolds Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Democratic state Sen. Catherine Pugh will replace Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as the mayor of Baltimore City after winning a massive majority of the vote Tuesday night. Pugh was elected with 57.1 percent of the vote, [...]

Green Party makes impressive showing in mayoral race

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Green Party mayoral candidate Joshua Harris’ virtual tie with Republican nominee Alan Walden in Tuesday’s election  may help move the Greens one step closer to becoming Baltimore’s second major political party. Harris finished the [...]

Political activists try to get Millennials interested in election

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Schulz and Jasmine Dobbins Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Between the stresses of school and demands of work, the 2016 presidential election hasn’t been a top priority for Towson University student Amy Wallo. “I haven’t had time to research either candidate fully, or the other [...]
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