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Battleground Baltimore: Biden comes to Baltimore

President Joe Biden came to Baltimore on Thursday night for a town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper and aired live on CNN. There, Biden fielded…

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Battleground Baltimore: Plan for Johns Hopkins cops continues, ‘reform’ talk in tow

Earlier this week, the new Vice President for Public Safety of Johns Hopkins University and Hopkins Medicine Branville Bard Jr. discussed the university’s planned armed…

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Cops in Baltimore Schools are monitoring students’ laptops

This story originally appeared as a segment in Battleground Baltimore on Oct. 1, 2021. Amid a push to divert mental health crisis response to trained…

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Battleground Baltimore: State officials tout budget surplus as cash-strapped constituents and districts struggle

Both Maryland’s governor Larry Hogan and Maryland’s comptroller Peter Franchot are boasting about how they didn’t spend the state’s entire budget during the last fiscal…

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Battleground Baltimore: The fraught past and future of violence reduction

Group Violence Reduction Strategy has its first meeting  During the first Group Violence Reduction Strategy meeting on Monday, Sept. 20, Mayor Brandon Scott acknowledged the…

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Battleground Baltimore: How the Green New Deal for Public Schools could help Baltimore City

In the first two weeks of the 2021-2022 school year, two dozen Baltimore City Schools that lack functioning air conditioning closed early five times due…

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Battleground Baltimore: The past month or so of Baltimore police malfeasance

Back in June, the Baltimore City Council approved a $22 million budget increase to the Baltimore Police Department’s budget, going against the demands of hundreds…

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25,000 Baltimore families face eviction after SCOTUS moratorium ruling

Baltimore housing advocates say they are “devastated” by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium….

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Battleground Baltimore: We told you so

The lessons from the Taliban’s retaking of Kabul on Aug. 16, nearly two decades after the US invasion of Afghanistan, were not lost on local…

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Battleground Baltimore: The violence of police, the violence of evictions

Last weekend, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) tweeted out a series of photos of its officers and commanders participating in the beloved anti-violence event Baltimore…

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Battleground Baltimore: Evictions Loom as Delta Variant Surges

This week, President Joe Biden extended the Center for Disease Control’s federal eviction moratorium, which covers 90% of renters facing eviction, caving to pressure from…

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Dumpster fire: Baltimore burns 20 times the plastic it recycles

Baltimore burns more than 20 times the plastic it recycles, according to a new report by Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). Using publicly available…

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Battleground Baltimore: Police reform won’t save us

Baltimore City is not interested in making the necessary, community-focused changes to the Baltimore Police Department. While most of that is due to a lack…

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Battleground Baltimore: Pushing back

For a majority-Black city, Baltimore sure has a way of making Black people who are fighting to uplift their community feel unwelcome. Over the past…

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Battleground Baltimore: Who gets to stay in the city?

Baltimore’s Poppleton Neighborhood Confronts New York Developers Local television news crews descended on West Baltimore’s historic Black Poppleton neighborhood on the afternoon of July 12,…

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Battleground Baltimore: Ghost Guns in Baltimore

Ghost Guns in Baltimore, Explained Earlier this week, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and US Department of Homeland Security announced the arrests of four men…

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Battleground Baltimore: The fight for green spaces

Black-Led Community Garden in Cherry Hill Faces Eviction, Poppleton Challenges Developers The remote, deeply segregated Black neighborhood neighborhood of Cherry Hill does not even have…

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No funding? No problem, for Baltimore’s co-ops

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor profiles the pandemic strategy of three Baltimore businesses: Red Emma’s, Taharka Bros, and Joe Squared. These worker co-ops survived the pandemic by…

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What just happened? The year, so far, in review

We blinked and the first six months of the year 2021 passed—or so it seems. There’s always a lot going on in Baltimore, but this…

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Battleground Baltimore: What does George Floyd mean to Baltimore?

Although many Baltimore leaders are adept at paying lip service to the movement to protect Black lives, they still have a long way to go…

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Battleground Baltimore: Madness from Marilyn Mosby’s Office

Marilyn Mosby’s Middle Finger to Keith Davis—and Baltimore Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby lied this week, by way of the State’s Attorney’s official Twitter…

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Battleground Baltimore: Madness from Marlilyn Mosby’s Office

Marilyn Mosby’s Middle Finger to Keith Davis—and Baltimore Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby lied this week, by way of the State’s Attorney’s official Twitter…

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