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Howard Co. Councilman Calvin Ball to Challenge Kittleman for Executive

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Photo courtesy Calvin Ball/Facebook.

A Howard County councilman has entered the race to try to unseat County Executive Allan Kittleman.

Recently Replaced Howard Schools Superintendent Gets Job with State Ed. Board

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Renee Foose poses with a “Most Admired CEOs” award from The Daily Record in 2014. Photo via Howard County Public Schools.

Howard County Public Schools’ ousted superintendent has a new gig with the state board of education.

Days After Md. Officials Remove Confederate Monuments, Trump Labels Them ‘Weak, Weak People’ 

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Official portrait of President Donald Trump, via the White House

All eyes, including those of President Donald Trump, were on Baltimore and Annapolis last week when leaders ordered the removals of longstanding monuments to Confederate leaders.

Howard County’s Jewish Community Launches Campaign to Help Ugandan Jews

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By Peter Arnold

In response to Uganda’s current famine crisis, the Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis have launched an emergency campaign to raise funds for the Abayudaya, the African nation’s community of approximately 2,000 Jews.

Under Flood Watch One Year After Deadly Rains, Ellicott City Proceeding With Weekend Commemoration

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Photo of Ellicott City in May 2016. By Famartin, via Wikimedia Commons.

Almost one year ago to this day, a deadly flood swept through Old Ellicott City and took much of the town with it into the Patapsco River. This weekend, the Ellicott City community will be commemorating the sad occasion while outlasting another threat of a flood.

Howard County Launches its Own Bikeshare Program in Columbia

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Bikes lined up at yesterday’s announcement in Columbia. Photo via Howard County Bikeshare/Facebook.

Nine months after Baltimore began offering rentable bikes at kiosks, Howard County has taken a page out of the city’s book.

Pro-Islamic State Hackers Commandeer Howard County Government Website

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Photo by Colin, via Wikimedia Commons

A digital hijacking has unfolded in Howard County.

Howard Co. Prosecutors Won’t Charge Convict who Escaped for Five Days in Jessup

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David Watson, captured last Friday. Photo via Howard County Police Department.

David Watson, the escaped convict who hid out in the woods in Jessup for nearly a week before being found in a storm drain this month, won’t be charged for his antics in Howard County.

U.S. Marshals Now Lead Hunt for Convict Who Escaped into Woods in Jessup on Friday

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David Watson, via Howard County Police Department

Federal agents are now leading the search for a prisoner who escaped the custody of prison guards while being transported to a psychiatric evaluation in Jessup on Friday morning.