- Howard County voters will have five sites to choose from come the last week of October when in-person early voting starts. Marriotts Ridge High School is the farthest west option Howard early voters will have this year, but it is 10 to 15 miles away from many of the county’s western-most voters.
- Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties have issued their own guidelines for trick-or-treating during the pandemic.
- Roughly 1 in 8 Maryland students have a disability and are guaranteed access to specialized education services by law. But many of those services were altered or cut off when school districts closed buildings in response to the pandemic.
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- On Oct. 23, the Little Market Cafe is hosting the Ellicott Silly Comedy Show — Cloned in the courtyard by Tonge Row, off Parking Lot D.
- In the past week, 90 to 100 of Howard County’s 1,995 election judges have quit, according to the county Board of Elections. Several have cited the rising number of coronavirus cases as a reason.
- As the Howard County school system and the Board of Education are reexamining the school resource officer program, the union for the district’s administrators has put its support behind keeping police in schools.
- Howard County police said they located an adult body in a wooded area near the 6100 block of Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia on Tuesday morning after the department received a tip that there may be a body there.
- The debate over a new cultural arts center in Columbia hit its next phase Monday night as the Howard County Council heard 40 testimonials from individuals and organizations at a legislative public hearing.
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- Those who have chosen to live in Howard County want to live in a tolerant community where many different races and nationalities peacefully coexist, not one that promotes fake “law and order,” sells fear and demonizes those who are different.
- The Confederate flag, along with the swastika and other symbols “promoting hatred,” are now banned from Howard County Public School System property, which includes clothing, vehicles and at school-related events, according to an updated policy.
- Kimberly Klacik, the Baltimore-area congressional candidate who has been promoted on social media by President Donald Trump and his supporters, reported raising $6.4 million in three months.
- As an early step in a long process in determining where to put a new school, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Friday that Troy Park in Elkridge is his preferred location for a 14th high school.
- Howard County this week announced $1.5 million in grants will be provided to 40 Howard County nonprofits. At a news conference Thursday, on the seven-month anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in the county, County Executive Calvin Ball presented the grants, funded through the federal CARES Act, to 16 of the 40 nonprofits.