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U.S. Congress

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  • City Paper's 12th annual Short Fiction and 11th annual Poetry Contest

    Apparently, many things were down this year. The number of Democrats in Congress: down. The value of the Euro: down. People tuning in to Sarah Palin’s Alaska: down. The number of murders in Baltimore: down (so far). CIA credibility in Afghanistan&...
  • On the agenda for Dec. 6

    Monday’s City Council meeting was nearly as fiery as the five-alarm blaze raging just down the street. The debate surrounded a bill that would create the Harbor Point Development District between Fells Point and Harbor East, on the site of a...
  • Sally Hawkins stars in this heartstrings-pulling drama of a 1968 women's labor strike

    Made in Dagenham Directed by Nigel Cole Opens Dec. 29 at the Charles Theater Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes nearly 30 years after the Equal Rights Amendment passed through the United States Congress (it failed ratification...
  • On the agenda for May 16

    The Council’s slim agenda included a resolution congratulating fifth-grade language arts and social studies teacher Margaret May of Mount Washington Elementary School for being named Baltimore City Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year. May is now a...
  • Nine reasons the rich get richer thanks to U.S. tax policy

    For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity-so much...
  • Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances

    In late April, a video of a beating outside the women’s restroom at a Baltimore County McDonald’s appeared on YouTube. It shows two teenage girls kicking and punching a 22-year-old transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis. One teenager...
  • A new documentary film examines U.S. immigration policy through one family's fractured life

    Tony and Janina’s American Wedding June 23 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson at 7 p.m. Visit creativealliance.org for more details. Several years ago, filmmaker Ruth Leitman was hired to make a short film for the “Dreams Across...
  • California man to cooperate with federal online gambling probe as part of plea deal

    “Yes, your honor,” James Davitt said, over and over again, as he answered U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake’s questions during his Jan. 4 hearing in the federal courthouse in Baltimore. He was in Blake’s court to plead guilty...
  • On the agenda for Feb. 28

    11-0650 - Sale of Properties – 601, 603, 621, 701, 709, 750, 801, and 810 McCabe Avenue 11-0651 Sale of Property – 2000 East North Avenue The Read: The McCabe Avenue houses, off York Road in an area that has its share of well-maintained...
  • Anti-fracking film screens at the Creative Alliance Aug. 18

    Gasland The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., free. A Q&A follows with a panel. Anti-fracking advocate and Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur; Stephen Cleghorn, a farmer and affected resident; Temple University civil and...
  • NASA manned space flight may be grounded, but Maryland space science is preparing for lift off

    Look through a drinking straw at the night sky, and you’ll see a tiny circle of black, perhaps a star or two if you’re lucky. It will seem rather unimpressive. But deep within those millimeters of darkness reside about 10,000 galaxies, some...
  • Underfunded outsiders look to unseat appointed City Council president

    “I don’t know what it is I’m not doing to have all these people running against me,” says appointed City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D). The former 12th District councilmember from East Baltimore was...