Compiled by the Retriever Weekly News Staff
Feb. 17 In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Schools CEO said that school officials were reviewing various options for school budget cuts. Baltimore schools currently face a deficit of over $60 million.
Feb. 18 Baltimore-based athletic apparel company Under Armour filed a lawsuit against a Fort Lauderdale company called Ass Armour for alleged trademark infringement. Under Armour accused Ass Armour of copying its shock-absorbing athletic shorts design.
Feb. 19 A group of Baltimore students, parents, teachers, and community leaders protested Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed cuts to city schools. Hogan’s proposed budget would reduce funding for Baltimore schools by $35 million for the fiscal year 2015.
Feb. 20 Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly announced that Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) will become a larger hub for the airline’s international expansion. BWI was Southwest’s second-busiest hub last year.
Feb. 21 A mayoral task force stated that police body cameras ought to yield more data on officer-citizen interactions. The task force recommended a pilot program before implementing them among all patrolling city officers.
Feb. 22 Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps announced his engagement to girlfriend Nicole M Johnson. The Baltimore native began dating Johnson, former Miss California, in 2009.
Feb. 23 According to The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore police were involved in a shooting on the city’s West side in front of a mural paying tribute to the slain teen Trayvon Martin.