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Teachers union endorses Ball for Howard county executive

The Howard County Education Association, the union that represents more than 5,000 educators in the county’s public schools, has endorsed Democrat Calvin Ball in the 2018 race for county executive. Ball, a member of the County Council, is running against Democrat Harry Dunbar in the June 26 primary...

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  • Columbia turns 50

    Columbia turns 50

    Columbia celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone comes at a pivotal time for the planned community, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, but young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown. Follow...

  • Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    The closing event of the six-months-long Columbia 50th celebration included a dedication of Gail Holliday's poster tree sculpture in Kennedy Gardens on the east side of Lake Kittamaqundi and was followed by a Columbia Orchestra concert and entertainment at lakefront.

  • Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia capped its six-month long golden anniversary celebration on Sunday by dedicating 22 iconic posters that evoke the city’s visionary beginnings while also looking toward tomorrow. The posters were dedicated as part of the festival’s closing ceremony, which also included an evening theatrical...

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  • Howard's moderate-priced housing shortage continues

    Howard's moderate-priced housing shortage continues

    While new housing continues to crop up throughout Howard County, housing options for many of the county’s lowest income residents continue to lag behind. This month, those seeking county assistance to buy or rent a home can apply for the county’s Moderate Income Housing Unit program, which includes...

  • Win, lose, draw: how the General Assembly session ended for Howard County

    Win, lose, draw: how the General Assembly session ended for Howard County

    Maryland’s 90-day legislative session ended with a flourish of activity Monday night, with lawmakers passing eight Howard County bills, including the creation of a property tax credit for natural disaster damage and a student loan assistance program for county teachers. In reviewing a record 3,100...

  • Former head of Howard County Animal Welfare Society pleads guilty to theft

    Former head of Howard County Animal Welfare Society pleads guilty to theft

    The former head of the Howard County’s Animal Welfare Society has pleaded guilty to stealing money from the nonprofit, according to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Howard County. Robin Deltuva, 44, was president and treasurer of the Columbia-based Animal Welfare Society from 2009 until she...

  • BWI's operator refutes Howard County's claim on airport noise data

    BWI's operator refutes Howard County's claim on airport noise data

    In the latest salvo in the battle between Howard County and Baltimore Washington International Airport, the county’s solicitor is challenging the airport’s draft environmental assessment, published ahead of planned renovations, as “legally insufficient” and is calling for a full environmental impact...

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