Last weekend and Monday, Howard Countians heard from candidates in two new settings, at forums hosted by the African American Coalition of Howard County and the Howard County chapter of the League of Women Voters.
A little more than a week after state-level candidates talked about mental health policy at a forum sponsored by the Howard County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, both county executive candidates have released their own ideas for improving mental health services in Howard.
Local politicians joined gun control advocacy group Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence for a rally at the Columbia lakefront Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary since the the Firearm Safety Act, which made Maryland one of only six states to require gun purchasers to be fingerprinted by state police, was implemented.
With both the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals advancing to the playoffs this year, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Monday that two county buildings will be illuminated in team colors for what he hopes is a lengthy playoff run, particularly for the Orioles.
Howard County Recreation and Parks was scheduled to open the first two athletic fields at Elkridge's Troy Park Saturday, marking the grand opening of the $45 million, 101-acre park that officials say will be a premier regional sports facility.
Doug Ulman, a Howard County native and founder of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, has been named president and CEO of Pelotonia, a cycling organization that raises money for cancer research, according to officials of the Ohio-based organization.
In the coming weeks, students at five Howard County elementary schools won't even need to leave the school building to consult with a doctor if they have a sore throat, a skin rash or an eye or ear infection.
The gubernatorial campaign of Republican Larry Hogan is demanding a criminal investigation of its charges that Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown's campaign illegally coordinated its activities with a legally independent political action committee.
Over 200 banners highlighting the various accolades and superlatives often touted by Howard County elected officials will be installed along county roads starting this week as part of a tourism campaign dubbed "Lot to Love About Howard County."
Howard County government and Laurel city government were among about a group of jurisdictions granted state funding this week to support the design, rehabilitation and construction of bike pathway projects.
In 1989, Andrea Ingram took a big cut in both pay and prestige to leave her job as director of Montgomery County's Crisis Center for a similar job in Howard County. Twenty-five years later, neither she nor Howard County has regretted the decision.
Simone E. Engram is the Mental Health Community Liaison/CIT Coordinator for the Howard County Police Department. Hired in December, Engram's position was created as part of an initiative by Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to beef up how the county addresses mental health issues within the community. In this interview, Engram discusses her role within the department and how mental health pertains to police work.
Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown highlighted his support for expanded pre-kindergarten Tuesday in a television advertisement designed to draw contrast between himself and Republican nominee Larry Hogan.
Two Ellicott City residents who county police believe were suffering from mental health issues were killed last week in two separate police-involved shootings – incidents that the county's top elected official says refocuses the need for more mental health initiatives.