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Tech companies tap visa program to meet workforce needs, despite challenges, controversy

Tech companies tap visa program to meet workforce needs, despite challenges, controversy 

Merkle Inc. builds more than 1,000 complex computer models each year for marketing clients who want to know more about their customers' behaviors and preferences, and that requires skilled manpower the company's recruiters struggle to find.

In final vote before recess, Howard council tables food and drink debate

In the final legislative session before its traditional August recess, the Howard County Council voted Friday afternoon to put on hold a bill related to the...

Summer camps big business in Howard County

On a sunny Friday morning, Ellicott Mills Middle School is alive with busy, excited, happy children. And this is July.

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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Columbia Association breaks ground on Haven on the Lake

Columbia Association breaks ground on Haven on the Lake

The Columbia Association broke ground Wednesday morning on a $4 million lakefront wellness retreat to be built on the ground floor of the...

Howard County notables share their hidden passions [Pictures]

Howard County notables share their hidden passions [Pictures]

You know them as librarians, bankers and administrators. But many of Howard's most prominent citizens have hidden passions and skills. We...

MORE NEWS FROM HOWARD COUNTY

Rollicking fun carries 'Penzance' to Toby's stage

Summer family fun is now served at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia in the form of Gilbert and Sullivan's ever-popular musical "The Pirates...

American Legion Post in Arbutus to hold town hall meeting on veterans' medical treatment

On Monday, July 28, the American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, will hold a town hall meeting at the...

As deadline approaches, Howard referendum case embroiled in new controversy

Amid the latest fray in a case to bring about a dozen Howard County zoning changes to referendum this fall, there is a final deadline in...

Columbia man stands trial on attempted murder charge in beating

A Columbia man is standing trial this week on an attempted murder charge stemming from a fight outside of his Columbia apartment complex...

Bulmer sentenced to 30 years in murder of blogger Dennis Lane 

A Howard County man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for the murder of his teenage girlfriend's father, well-known businessman and...

Man guilty of attempted murder in shootout with Howard Co. police officers

After just four hours of deliberation Monday, a Howard County jury convicted a homeless man on multiple counts of attempted murder,...

Columbia theatrical history behind 'Addams' production

"Through the arts, children learn … and become better people," said longtime theater director Toby Orenstein at a recent rehearsal of...

Support for county farmers is key ingredient of Film Feastival

Chef-prepared dishes to sample and freshly picked local produce to buy — what could be more appetizing in July when local harvests are...

What many artists saw at Paint It! Ellicott City event

A recent plein air paint-out held in the historic district of Ellicott City was not just a weekend event that came and went, because many of...

Top 10 endangered historical sites in Howard County [Pictures]

Preservation Howard County, an organization whose name explains its mission, has taken on the task of protecting as many historic...

Prosecution rests in trial of man accused of shooting Howard Co. police officer

The prosecution has rested in the attempted murder trial of a homeless man accused of wounding a Howard County police officer during a...

Input remains important after Inner Arbor approval by Columbia Association [Commentary]

It's unlikely that the residents of Columbia will ever agree completely on what to do with Symphony Woods, the 36-acre downtown tract.

Virginia woman arrested in Howard County scam

Howard County police have charged a 21-year-old Virginia woman with running a door-to-door solicitation scam in Ellicott City this month.

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