- "The act improves access to voting, requires disclosure of large donors, strengthens ethics laws, allows for greater security of elections, requires independent commissions for drawing congressional district lines and so much more — all meant to strengthen our elections and not hinder anyone’s vote."
- A roundup of baseball, softball, girls and boys lacrosse and tennis results and highlights in Howard County on Monday, May 17, as well as track and field on Saturday, May 15.
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- Howard County police arrested two young adults on firearms charges Monday morning after they had a loaded gun in Long Reach High School’s parking lot, according to the department.
- Howard County Executive Calvin Ball sent a letter to the Board of Education on Monday proposing reallocation of money in his proposed fiscal 2022 budget to give an additional $4 million to the Howard County Public School System.
- A Columbia man and former U.S. Marine will serve more than four years in prison for human trafficking, prostitution and drug offenses, an Anne Arundel County judge ruled Monday.
- A pedestrian in Columbia and a woman in Ellicott City were killed in separate vehicle collisions Friday, Howard County police said.
- Fire crews from Baltimore and Howard counties responded to a two-alarm fire over the weekend at an abandoned house on S. Hilltop and River roads, along Patapsco Valley State Park.
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- Howard schools Superintendent Michael Martirano announced in a district-wide email that system sporting events won’t have capacity limits anymore.
- A roundup of Howard County athletics contests for baseball, softball, tennis and girls and boys lacrosse on Friday, May 14.
- Sixty years ago, on the weekend of May 20 and 21, 1961, Main Street got a major makeover. A dynamic group — mostly women — decided to spruce up the town and petitioned everyone from the Rockefellers on down to help pay for it.
- James Pang, a Clarksville Elementary School second grader, is Maryland’s representative in the national Doodle for Google contest. Since 2008, Google has hosted a contest for students in grades kindergarten through 12 to use art to design their version of the Google logo. Voting closes at 2:59 a.m. Saturday.