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The Baltimore Sun

Doug Donovan

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7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore passed a law that cracks down on rental property owners that have been operating without required inspection, leaving renters living in squalor. While critics fear that owners and landlords may lose business...

The Baltimore Sun

Brittany Britto

26 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation is using haircuts to empower people. Specifically, at several centers for homeless veterans in the Baltimore area, new spaces for barbers allow veterans to access haircut and groo...

The Baltimore Sun

Doug Donovan

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17 December 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Minneapolis uses a stringent licensing system, which grades rental properties and leverages harsh punishments for landlords who rent out "subpar" properties, to improve living conditions for tenants. The approach has ...

The Baltimore Sun

Andrea K. McDaniels

1 August 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore is putting 4 women through training to become doulas who will help low-income, minority mothers navigate their pregnancies and childbirth. Utilizing doulas leads to better health outcomes for mo...

The Baltimore Sun

Doug Donovan

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6 May 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Resources to prevent evictions in Baltimore continue to decline, even while other cities are allotting more resources to keeping people in their homes. This article explores the many problems facing Baltimore tenants ...

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Baltimore Sun

30 April 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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This is an opinion piece by the paper's staff based on a large series of investigative stories about evictions and substandard housing in Baltimore. It critiques a system that was designed to protect tenants, where th...

The Baltimore Sun

Doug Donovan

Jean Marbella

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26 April 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore is home to the nation’s first housing court. Established 70 years ago, the court was supposed to hold landlords accountable for code violations, such as failing to provide heat, remove lead paint, or respond...

The Baltimore Sun

Liz Bowie

28 March 2017

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Starting in the late 80s, Hartford school officials implemented programs to reverse the de facto segregation present in the district. Chief among these programs was developing 42 magnet schools, many of which provided...

The Baltimore Sun

Erica Green

25 March 2017

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Students in advanced classes in Howard County, Maryland schools are disproportionately white. Faculty and administration are working to identify, understand, and change the ways that implicit bias favors white student...

The Baltimore Sun

J. Brian Charles

16 July 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore and other cities saw an increase in violence and individuals repeatedly ending up in the hospital with serious injuries, which mass jailing did not solve, leading to the creation of Shock Trauma's Violence I...

The Baltimore Sun

Meredith Cohn

29 September 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Residents who use a disproportionate amount of health care, or super utilizers, are a high cost for the system. A hospital in Baltimore is following the example of other hospitals and focusing on the underlying proble...

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