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  • High Times The winners and losers in Maryland’s pot debate in 2014 | 4/16/2014
  • General Assembly 2014 Winners and Losers Taking stock of the session that just ended | 4/16/2014
  • Nic Fit Puffing through the great “vape” debate over electronic cigarettes | 4/9/2014
  • Talking Dread Former Sonar and Talking Head co-owner Dan McIntosh got the best pot-conspiracy sentence he could: a decade in prison. | 3/26/2014
  • Challenge Stage Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson’s re-election campaigns are getting harder | 3/19/2014
  • Juris-imprudence? Former employee claims high-level cabal at Baltimore’s district court perpetuates longstanding discrimination | 3/12/2014
  • Avanti Markets Your doctor likely would say that corporate break-room vending is no way to eat properly | 3/12/2014
  • The Dizz Searching for the nearest Barstool A veteran CP reporter finds succor in Remington | 3/5/2014
  • Rocking the Vote Baltimore legislator wants to invite third parties to the political process | 3/5/2014
  • Nursing the Muse True-crime writer Chris Boardman lionizes cops, remembers victims, nurses inmates, and runs for office | 2/26/2014
  • Jailer Justice Correctional culture of retaliatory inmate beatings and cover-ups on trial in Baltimore | 2/19/2014
  • Politics As Usual Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life | 2/19/2014
  • Trans-Equality Time? Maryland’s lack of transgender civil rights protections is becoming “embarrassing,” proponents say | 2/12/2014
  • Creep Crusaders Two Baltimore legislators take the lead on sex-crime reforms in Annapolis | 2/12/2014
  • Weighty Issues Garnett Smith says bringing a ton of cocaine to Baltimore doesn’t make him a “monster” | 2/5/2014
  • Curb Shoppe Bar and Grill Where thirsty dads go when their wives think they’re at Whole Foods | 2/5/2014
  • A Bigger Toolbox Rawlings-Blake’s Annapolis agenda heavy on anti-crime proposals this year | 1/29/2014
  • Doctor Booze B&O American Brasserie’s master mixologist invokes the spirits | 1/22/2014
  • Raising the Bar The Baltimore Bartenders Guild is a spirited group | 1/22/2014
  • Booze News Annapolis mulls liquor-law changes | 1/22/2014
  • The Quiet Revolution Can Heather Mizeur ride Maryland’s wave of progressive politics to the governor’s office? | 1/15/2014
  • NSFW Porn-DVD incident spawns litigation revealing alleged Baltimore District Court gender hostilities | 1/8/2014
  • The Colombian Connection Feds say Baltimore man was trusted client of Colombian heroin traffickers | 1/1/2014
  • Tom Clancy 1947 - 2013 | 12/25/2013
  • Damon Harris 1950 - 2013 | 12/25/2013
  • Mike Stanley 1951 - 2013 | 12/25/2013
  • On the Rocks Baltimore businessmen in federal crosshairs for massive cocaine conspiracy | 12/18/2013
  • Homicide, Revisited Two men want detectives made famous by David Simon to pay after flawed murder convictions put them in prison for decades | 12/10/2013
  • The Game Remains the Same Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale’s new charges ring familiar | 12/10/2013
  • 1919 Much of Fells Point’s old soul has vanished but 1919 remains | 12/4/2013
  • Prisons Scandal Grows Another massive indictment, new details in Baltimore’s ongoing correctional corruption debacle | 11/27/2013
  • Special Treatment Tracy Love’s killing snuffs out a snitch-filled Baltimore life | 11/20/2013
  • Arrested Development Police lied for Baltimore raid warrant to arrest innocent man, lawsuit claims | 11/13/2013
  • Hot Grease The high-powered hunt is on for slippery thieves who steal restaurants’ used cooking oil | 11/6/2013
  • Party Crasher Clean-water group’s failed legal effort to help oversee Baltimore’s sewage-repair plan exposes lax enforcement | 10/30/2013
  • Hysteria In Maryland and across the country, the federal designer-drug crackdown takes prisoners, cash, and a legal backlash | 10/23/2013
  • Get out of jail free? Dirty cop undermines gun convict’s guilty plea | 10/16/2013
  • Pump it Up The culinary art of experimenting with pumpkins | 10/9/2013
  • Down for the Undercount Baltimore’s homeless count is a fluke this year | 10/2/2013
  • Going Rogue A sociologist roughs up his field while piercing the veil of the Big Apple’s underbelly | 10/2/2013
  • What to Doo? Legal fight over city’s sewer-fixing program erupts as Baltimore’s polluted water puts on a show | 9/25/2013
  • Busting “Bubbles” Feds take whacks at the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang’s street-level operations in Baltimore | 9/11/2013
  • Tourist Attractions “Baltimore,” the song by Randy Newman from the 1970s, features a hooker, a drunk, and a refrain—“Man, it’s hard just to live”—that struck enough of a chord with the likes of Nils Lofgren, Nina Simone, David Gray, and Mullyman that they all covered it. | 9/4/2013
  • Slippery Slope Attorney admits to blackmailing colleagues at the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region | 9/4/2013
  • Tip & Fight Famed Baltimore restaurant Sip & Bite on the hook for unfair labor practices | 8/21/2013
  • Vapor Intrusion Contamination prompts a judge-angering court fight over Baltimore casino | 8/14/2013
  • Canuck-ed Fugitives in Sonar-linked pot conspiracy arrested in Canada | 8/14/2013
  • Poseur? Maryland GOP leader to answer to federal charges for impersonating Secret Service agent | 8/7/2013
  • Treacherous Waters California blogger settles lawsuit over scandal allegations at famous Baltimore swim club | 7/31/2013
  • The Economy of Scales A Baltimore lab aims to take the science of growing clean, healthy salt-water fish to the global marketplace | 7/24/2013
  • Cooking Goose Stop Fucking Snitching figure gets snitched on in prison | 7/24/2013
  • The Accidental Warrior Baltimorean Matthew VanDyke didn’t plan to be a motorcycling, freedom-fighting, filmmaking activist (and prisoner) in the Arab world, it just kinda happened. | 7/10/2013
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 3; Murders this Year: 120 | 7/10/2013
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 7; Murders this Year: 117 | 7/3/2013
  • Archival Revival Efforts to salvage the Baltimore City Archives get a boost | 7/3/2013
  • Open and Shut Case Media ask Maryland judge to end secrecy at Wikileaker Bradley Manning’s court-martial | 6/19/2013
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop Accused officer allegedly facilitated drug dealing on same days she busted people with drugs | 6/12/2013
  • Machine-Gun Mama Goes to Prison Six months for violating release, while new Delaware drug charges are reportedly dismissed | 6/5/2013
  • Blow Blunder Columbia traffic stop yields 50-kilo cocaine haul | 6/5/2013
  • Jailhouse Shock Inmate lawsuits offer more alarming evidence of Maryland prisons’ culture of corruption | 5/29/2013
  • Sweet Air Solution Domino Sugar’s air-pollution settlement with the EPA gets adjusted | 5/22/2013
  • The City That Drinks Mug Club Mondays at the Wharf Rat | 5/22/2013
  • Camping Close to Home Eight places to sleep outdoors within a 90-minute drive from Baltimore | 5/15/2013
  • How to Make a Pickup Pool It’s super-hot,your AC’s not cutting it, and you think to yourself: My pickup’s parked in front of the cellar door, just inside of which is a hose. Also in the cellar is that Slip ’N Slide you bought used for $5. | 5/15/2013
  • Did the correctional officer bill of rights enable corruption? Protections afforded accused COs gain spotlight in BGF scandal | 5/8/2013
  • Machine-Gun Mama Arrested, again New Delaware drug charges follow lenient treatment by Maryland judges | 5/8/2013
  • Corrupt to the Core The Black Guerrilla Family scandal shines spotlight on the prison system’s culture of corruption | 5/1/2013
  • Still Just a Bill? An update on some of the General Assembly’s less-covered 2013 legislation | 4/24/2013
  • Aquageddon A disappearing island shows what rising sea levels mean for the Chesapeake Bay | 4/17/2013
  • Not-So-Naughty Nuptials 1986 marriage-fraud law is too flawed to stand, attorney says | 4/10/2013
  • Dirty Laundry? Community leader charged for laundering drug dealer’s loan repayment | 3/27/2013
  • Firearms Fiasco Baltimore County police return seized guns as owner’s lawsuit exposes cops’ missteps | 3/27/2013
  • Age 50: Maureen Kramer Cooking Up a New Life | 3/20/2013
  • Age 90: Laura Johnson Finding Peace at Home | 3/20/2013
  • Just a Bill? Keeping tabs on pending Maryland legislation, so you don’t have to | 3/20/2013
  • Dope Sneakers Government wants to run eBay sneaker seller implicated in massive pot conspiracy | 3/13/2013
  • Hollins Market For those seeking some history to go with their market fare, Hollins Market is 16 years shy of its bicentennial and, thus, the city’s oldest existing market. | 3/6/2013
  • Culture Shock Indictments flow in FBI probe of prison “culture” of covering up inmate beatings | 3/6/2013
  • Higher Education, by the Buck A scorecard "to compare schools based on a simple criteria" | 3/6/2013
  • Easy Riders The Mufflers live for the open road | 2/27/2013
  • Too Rich Alleged cocaine trafficking Mastermind Richie Rich isn’t going down without a fight | 2/20/2013
  • Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano loses fraud-convictions appeal It was a valiant effort, but Maryland super-lobbyist Bruce Bereano’s attempt was stopped. | 2/20/2013
  • Rogues or Regulars? Federal inmate-beating probe conflicts with official line at Maryland prison agency | 2/20/2013
  • Porn in the USA The right to give the world its kink has long been exercised—and defended—from an old Baltimore warehouse | 2/13/2013
  • Biker Bust Baltimore man nabbed in FBI motorcycle-club probe in Philadelphia | 2/13/2013
  • And the Beating Goes On Feds seek justice in Maryland inmate’s 2008 assault by corrections officers and subsequent cover up | 1/30/2013
  • Rye Shills A Short History of City Paper's Long Obsession with Pikesville Rye | 1/23/2013
  • Family Matters Two young Conaways, scions of Baltimore political dynasty, face drug-dealing charges | 1/16/2013
  • “Newprot” News Accused “spice” distributor foiled by fake Newport packaging, but charges dropped. | 1/9/2013
  • Clarence M. Mitchell III The bear | 1/2/2013
  • Donnie Andrews The redeemed Omar | 1/2/2013
  • Willie Alexander Harry The citizen-barber | 1/2/2013
  • Steamed Rice Imprisoned Rice Organization drug-gang chief says snitch was real leader | 12/26/2012
  • Old and In the Game Wire-inspiring gangsters face new prison time | 12/19/2012
  • Ball Busted Little Italy bocce figure cops to fraud | 12/12/2012
  • Zombie Litigator William Bond’s crusade against Maryland’s legal establishment just won’t die | 11/28/2012
  • Swept Clean Feds seize internet cafés’ bank accounts as “sweepstakes” illegal-gambling proceeds | 12/5/2012
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar This swank home of the $48.50, rib-eye steak is utterly “prime.” | 11/28/2012
  • Judgment Day Dan McIntosh’s pot-conspiracy co-defendants to be sentenced in the coming days | 11/14/2012
  • Election 101 Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race | 10/29/2012

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