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Howard County

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Top Howard County Articles

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  • Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback

    Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback
    Eight years ago, Robert L. Flanagan was one of the most powerful officials in state government, earning $151,262 for overseeing an agency with a $3.7 billion budget and more than 9,200 employees. These days, as a lawyer with a family law practice, the...
  • La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday

    La Leche League of Columbia meets fourth Friday
    These groups meet regularly. Bereavement Support Group — Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome; however not appropriate for children. St. Francis of Assisi Church, 8300 Old...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    All Together Now at Howard library branches
    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •A Comet is Coming to Mars. Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. Solar system ambassador Becca Sepan answers questions about Comet Siding Spring making a close approach to Mars in October....
  • Wh'Y' Not Toastmasters meets Saturday

    Wh'Y' Not Toastmasters meets Saturday
    These groups meet regularly. The Bet Aviv Camera Club — Fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Learn about the many facets of photography. Meetings appeal to photographers of all skill and experience levels. Oakland Mills Meeting House, in Columbia. 410-992-...
  • Howard police identify officers who shot man with knife who died

    Howard police identify officers who shot man with knife who died
    Howard County police Thursday released the identities of the two officers who shot a man holding a knife who police believe was attempting suicide inside his Ellicott City home Wednesday. The man later died, and autopsy results are pending. Police...
  • The mind and soul need treatment along with the body [Commentary]

    The mind and soul need treatment along with the body [Commentary]
    While the roles of depression and addiction in Robin William's suicide were the focus of most news stories about his death, perhaps the headlines should have focused on his recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, highlighting the intricate...
  • Downtown Columbia burgeoning as employment hub

    Downtown Columbia burgeoning as employment hub
    In the four years since the approval of the Downtown Columbia Plan – a master guiding document aimed at revitalizing the heart of Howard County's core city – Columbia Town Center's progress toward becoming a true urban destination has been...
  • What it takes to be a Howard County foster pet family

    What it takes to be a Howard County foster pet family
    Rescued from a hot U-Haul truck with more than a dozen others in July 2013, 9-year-old pit bull mix Layla was so depressed in her pen that Howard County Animal Shelter workers brought her up front for some human companionship. And Katelin Rowley,...
  • A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations

    A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations
    On an overcast day at the North Laurel Community Center, Howard Countians picking up their weekly meal kits from the Roving Radish trickled in, punctuating the midday quiet of the parking lot at the North Laurel Community Center every 15 minutes or so....
  • Two entrepreneurs open Jailbreak Brewing Co. in North Laurel

    Two entrepreneurs open Jailbreak Brewing Co. in North Laurel
    Friends Kasey Turner and Justin Bonner had high-powered, top-paying jobs running companies in Howard County for many years, but something was missing. Bonner, the former CEO and managing partner of a government contracting company in Elkridge, said,...
  • The keepers of Howard County history

    The keepers of Howard County history
    As a student at Atholton Elementary and Clarksville Middle schools, Mary Catherine Cochran said her eyes glazed over when teachers explained Civil War battles. It's not that she didn't appreciate history. She did — just on a more local level. "I...
  • County notables join in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr [Ellicott City]

    Each year, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the day after Ramadan, to mark the end of the month of fasting.  "It is a day of forgiveness, moral victory, peace, fellowship, brotherhood and unity," wrote the former Howard County Muslim...