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  • Passions high at packed Howard County 'sanctuary' hearing

    Passions high at packed Howard County 'sanctuary' hearing

    A microcosm of the national immigration debate flared in Howard County's packed government chambers Tuesday night as more than 500 community members staked a divided stand on a bill that would label Howard County as a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants. Although the bill does little to change...

  • Panel: New forward-looking future needed to reimagine old Ellicott City

    Panel: New forward-looking future needed to reimagine old Ellicott City

    Major flooding last year in Ellicott City should push the county and residents to chart a new future for the old town, a panel of researchers with the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization, urged Thursday night. Old Ellicott City's charm lies in its 244-year-old...

  • Howard County schools superintendent sues school board

    Howard County schools superintendent sues school board

    The superintendent of Howard County schools is suing her own school board, alleging board members have taken a series of illegal measures aimed at undermining her authority. In a complaint filed Wednesday in Howard County Circuit Court, Superintendent Renee Foose outlined several ways in which...

  • Open exhibit is equalizer for Howard artists

    Open exhibit is equalizer for Howard artists

    Despite the threat of the area's first real snow accumulation this year, the lobby of the Howard County Arts Council was buzzing with activity Jan. 5. Artists from all parts of the county stopped by to submit a piece of their artwork to be included in the Arts Council's upcoming HoCo Open exhibit,...

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  • Howard vs. FAA: A lawsuit threat that is premature [Editorial]

    Howard vs. FAA: A lawsuit threat that is premature [Editorial]

    The lack of a substantial response from the Federal Aviation Administration to sustained complaints about unacceptable jet noise over parts of Howard County from takeoffs and landings at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has the County Council considering suing the federal...

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission operates first year under permanent status

    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission operates first year under permanent status

    Howard County's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, established more than 30 years ago, will celebrate its first year as a permanent county commission, following legislation County Executive Allan Kittleman filed last year. Since its founding in 1985, Kittleman said the holiday commission...

  • As needs grow, Howard County Food Bank finds permanent home

    As needs grow, Howard County Food Bank finds permanent home

    Nestled at the edge of corporate Columbia, the new Howard County Food Bank, retrofitted with shiny shelves, two check-out counters and humming freezers, resembles a mini-Giant Food — a shopping experience staff and volunteers deliberately designed to preserve the dignity of the less fortunate as...

  • Howard's publicly funded election system eyes 2022 launch

    Howard's publicly funded election system eyes 2022 launch

    Local lawmakers began early discussions Monday to set up a program for public funding for campaigns after voters narrowly passed a ballot measure in November that allows candidates running for county council and county executive races to opt-in for public financing. Although the system won't go...

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