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Howard school board race unchanged as absentee ballots are tallied

With the first wave of absentee ballots from last week’s election counted, the outcome of the Howard school board race is unchanged. Vicky Cutroneo, Chao Wu, Jen Mallo and Sabina Taj were the winners and will fill four open seats in less than a month. Bob Glascock, the fifth-place candidate who...

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    After a gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning — the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history — those of all walks of faith in Laurel are standing in solidarity through song, sharing circles and vigils. Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde, who is a co-rabbi with his wife,...

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