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  • New rules would ease pressure on western Howard farms

    New rules would ease pressure on western Howard farms

    As transplanted suburbanites increasingly began moving into homes next to long-established farmers in western Howard County, a clash of cultures accelerated there in the past decade. New residential neighbors brought setback requirements between farms and houses, forcing some farmers to limit future...

  • With legal action in hand, Howard County officials press federal agency to tackle airport noise

    With legal action in hand, Howard County officials press federal agency to tackle airport noise

    Howard County's Office of Law has begun early discussions to consider taking legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over flight patterns that have airplanes flying at lower altitudes over neighborhoods in the county. Following months of frustrations and stalled talks with federal...

  • Howard school board bill moves forward

    Howard school board bill moves forward

    After weeks of discussion, Howard County's state delegation has reached an agreement on legislation that proposes to change the way the school board is elected. Under the proposal, voters countywide would still elect all seven members to the Board of Education. But five of those seats would be...

  • For Korean patrons, Meals on Wheels offers a special delivery

    For Korean patrons, Meals on Wheels offers a special delivery

    Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan visited with nine residents of a Long Reach apartment complex Tuesday, hand-delivering individual Korean meals of beef bulgogi, soy-glazed potato, brown rice and marinated zucchini. Hogan, a native of South Korea, was assisted by Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman,...

Laurel

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  • Schools' parents are the students in English language classes

    Schools' parents are the students in English language classes

    At Scotchtown Hills Elementary, students shuffled into classrooms on a Monday evening with their workbooks in hand for this week's English lesson. These were not grade-school students, but Spanish-speaking parents enrolled in a literacy course to improve their English language skills. What started...

  • Thompson Electric keeping current in Laurel for 50 years

    Thompson Electric keeping current in Laurel for 50 years

    This is part of our Landmark Businesses series. A half century ago, long before social media, 20th-century entrepreneur Robert "Bob" Thompson relied on word of mouth and reputation to attract clients in his hometown of Laurel. An electrician who had worked in the Washington metropolitan area for...

  • Laurel man faces sex offense charges involving family member

    Laurel man faces sex offense charges involving family member

    A 35-year-old Laurel man was charged with second-degree rape and other sex offenses that involved a family member and a family friend. Warner Jenerio Jude Murphy was arrested at his home in the 14000 block of Yardarm Way on Jan. 30. City spokeswoman Audrey Barnes said he was released on $100,000...

  • Rediscovering World War I in Laurel

    Rediscovering World War I in Laurel

    A well-attended grand opening Sunday presented the Laurel Museum's new exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. "Laurel's WWI: From Here to Over There" allows visitors to learn little-known history about how the war impacted Laurel's townspeople;...

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Clarksville

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  • Dryer at Columbia apartment complex burns

    Dryer at Columbia apartment complex burns

    A dryer fire was reported at an apartment complex in Columbia early Tuesday, Howard County fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, where the apartment building had been evacuated after a fire in a dryer unit, according to the Howard...

  • 'HoCo Open' for your inspection

    'HoCo Open' for your inspection

    The group exhibit "HoCo Open 2017" has a lot of art filling a gallery at the Howard County Arts Council, so it's especially welcome that a sensitive installation helps to organize your own thoughts in terms of subject matter and style. One of the most striking installational pairings features Mark...

  • Two Syrian students return to Howard Community College after immigration ban temporarily lifted

    Two Syrian students return to Howard Community College after immigration ban temporarily lifted

    Two Howard Community College students from Syria were able to return to the U.S. on Sunday after a federal judge temporarily froze President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The president's immigration ban suspended entry from citizens of Iran,...

  • Howard County's sanctuary waffle [Editorial]

    Howard County's sanctuary waffle [Editorial]

    After weeks of stirring the boiling pot of debate over immigration policies, the Howard County Council this week neutered legislation that would have declared the county a "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants. The council, on a 3-2 vote, approved rules that prohibit police and county workers...

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