Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Addresses Increase In Fatal Shootings

Frustration grows across Baltimore City as the violence spirals out of control. The mayor now adds more officers to the streets to keep people safe. The question is—will it work? (WJZ)

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CLC finds new ways to use law to help neighborhoods 

From helping community organizations for more than 25 years, the Community Law Center has seen its nonprofit clients evolve — just like the neighborhoods they serve. (Daily Record)

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August 21 // Firefighters reach compromise with city on hours, pay

Two Baltimore fire department unions reached a compromise with the mayor's office Tuesday that will require them to work more hours but will significantly boost their pay. The agreement is expected to save the city about $72 million over nine years, with about 140 positions are eliminated through attrition. Meanwhile, firefighters will get a 16.5 percent pay raise and be required to work 47.5 hours per week rather than 42. (Balt. Sun)

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Court orders Balto. Co. to pay $573,000 to police retirees

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered the county to refund nearly $573,000 in health insurance premiums that had been overpaid by hundreds of Police Department retirees, following years of litigation between the county and the police union. (Balt. Sun)

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CBF joins Conowingo cleanup mission

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation filed a motion Tuesday to intervene in the license renewal process at Conowingo Dam. The foundation is ultimately hoping the federal government will require the power company to clean up the silt and pollution built up behind the 85-year-old dam, officials said. (Capital)

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Changes brewing as task force studies ways to energize Moco nightlife

The Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Task Force, which has been studying ways to make the county more competitive with the District, is expected to finalize its recommendations in October after a series of hearings. Loosening regulations on where, when and how alcohol is consumed is likely to be a major focus. (Wash. Post)

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Severna Park man's case one of first to follow Holder's recommendations

A Severna Park man accused of running drugs from Atlanta to Northern Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to a cocaine conspiracy charge that did not specify the quantity he sold — marking one of the first cases in the Washington area in which prosecutors have followed the attorney general's directive not to charge low-level drug offenders with crimes that trigger stiff mandatory minimum penalties. (Wash. Post)

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Maryland a net loser as taxpayers migrate

The Tax Foundation published a new map Monday showing the migration of income between states in the decade 2000-2010, with Maryland losing $5.5 billion in taxable income along with 66,000 residents. (Md Reporter)

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