Politics

Warnock stays positive amidst mayoral loss

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Kristen Adornato Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore businessman David Warnock. Photo by Kristen Adornato. In a room filled with family, friends, and supporters, Baltimore businessman David Warnock gave his concession speech after a five-month run for mayor of Baltimore City. “It was an [...]

Van Hollen wins Democratic primary for Senate

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Sean Smith and Julie Podczaski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers KENSINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-8th District, won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate Tuesday, defeating fellow congressperson Donna Edwards by about 15 percentage points. The race, which experts had been predicting [...]

Edwards says she won’t give up the fight

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Haire and Tyisha Henderson Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers LANHAM – Despite losing the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate against Chris Van Hollen Tuesday night, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, D-4th District, walked onto the stage for her concession speech to “Girl On Fire” by Alicia [...]

Parents urge school board to allow more recess for kids

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Catherine Sanders Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Parents of elementary and middle school students are urging the Baltimore County Board of Education to provide more recess time for kids during the school day. The parents, who are part of a group called Maryland Advocates for Play (MAP), [...]

Local mosques remain silent during heated political season

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Faras Aamir Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Muslims in the United States have been under some heat in this year’s political campaign, but local mosques around the Baltimore area are not addressing the controversy. With attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, and more recently in Brussels, some [...]

Towson students march for Sanders

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alex Ziolkowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson University students marched across campus last Friday to urge their classmates to vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in today’s Democratic presidential primary. Chanting slogans like “What does democracy look like? This is what democracy [...]

Baltimore legislators support bill to help impoverished schools

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Baker Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS- Twenty-one state lawmakers from the Baltimore area met recently to discuss legislation that would affect county residents in the 2016 session, including a bill designed to improve low-income schools. Del. Mary Washington, D-Baltimore City [...]

Democratic senate candidates offer progressive agenda

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Baker Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen are offering Maryland voters progressive agendas as each seeks the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to replace the retiring Barbara Mikulski. Van Hollen currently has [...]

GOP Senate candidates square off in debate

February 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Sydney Douglas Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Four candidates who are seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate squared off in a debate at Goucher College Thursday night, with each criticizing President Obama and saying a new Supreme Court justice should not be chosen until after the [...]

City Council member seeks to help youth through community engagement

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ian Jett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Eight months after demonstrators rocked Baltimore with pleas to end police brutality and other forms of institutionalized racism, City Council member Brandon Scott is calling on citizens to get more involved in their communities as a way to make the city [...]
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