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After video, Foose announces Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

Two weeks after a video surfaced of a white Howard County high school student disparaging African Americans, Superintendent Renee Foose has announced the formation of the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. "We need to openly and honestly discuss the complex issues facing our culturally diverse...

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  • Clarksville Car Wash reopens with new owners [Clarksville]

    Rob Schruefer wants everyone to know that the Clarksville Car Wash reopened Jan. 18, just in time to flush away all the mud and snow-melting chemicals from your vehicle. Owners of local companies, On The Spot Detailing and Pro Wash Auto Spa, have purchased the business.They look forward to meeting...

  • Soft-spoken and erudite, Marvin Thomas made Howard County libraries great

    Soft-spoken and erudite, Marvin Thomas made Howard County libraries great

    Maybe it was the hat. Soft-spoken and erudite Marvin Thomas never intimidated anyone. By all accounts self-effacing and personable, the former director of the Howard County Library System was not the sort to demand deference. He just seemed to inspire it. One of those accounts comes from Holly...

  • Due diligence before renewing Foose's contract [Commentary]

    Due diligence before renewing Foose's contract [Commentary]

    Howard County's school board has about a month to decide whether Superintendent Renee Foose deserves a new four-year contract. As the seven members deliberate, they'll need to delve into what's behind a petition — which claims more than 1,400 names — calling for her ouster. In leading one of the...

  • Howard County needs to improve snowstorm response [Letter]

    Now that the storm is well over, it's time for a reality check for Howard County. This is coming from someone who grew up in the land where "all the kids are above average," so I can spot when pride creeps to hubris. The main criticism is: year after year -- snowstorm after snowstorm -- county...