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Howard fire department focuses on safe celebrations over Fourth of July weekend

Fireworks go hand-in-hand with the Fourth of July, prompting the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services to ask residents and businesses to celebrate safely this weekend. While party poppers, ignitable snakes, snaps and pops, and handheld sparklers are legal in Howard County, spokeswoman...

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    Welcome, summertime. Enjoy the bounty of the season [Commentary]

    Ah, summer. Welcome. You certainly took your time getting here. After a winter with a major blizzard and several smaller "snow events," followed by one of the wettest springs in recent history, it's time to get ready for summer's bounty and shift into a more relaxed mode. Yep, there will be the...

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    Every couple of weeks or so when her husband can get her two young sons out of her Columbia home, Rhea Pechter sits cross-legged on her bed reading children's stories into a microphone. "Remember, there are no pictures. You have to imagine the pictures in your mind," she narrates. "You can imagine...

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    County solicitor says school budget review committee does not violate state law

    The Howard County Council's legal counsel said Monday a committee proposed by Council Chairman Calvin Ball to review the school system's budget does not violate state law, rebutting statements by the school system's attorney who said the committee oversteps the council's authority and compromises...

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    Kittleman pressed to curb development at town hall

    Standing next door to a construction site for a multi-story building and in a city envisioned as a vibrant economic hub for the county, residents pushed Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman to curb development at his second town hall in Columbia. The meeting, a staple of Kittleman's term, highlighted...

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