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City of Laurel starts Community Assistance Fund

The City of Laurel has established a COVID-19 Laurel Community Assistance Fund. The fund will be managed by the City of Laurel Department of Budget...

The uniqueness of being black: One woman’s perspective

During the COVID-19 pandemic, like everyone else, I’ve been forced to self-isolate. My first step into the public arena came at the Lakefront on...

Howard budget increases spending, recordation tax hike defeated

The Howard County Council approved the FY21 Capital and Operating Budget May 27, increasing spending 1.2 percent over the previous year. The amended budget included...

Howard Bank’s ‘Keep It Local’ contest names Top 15

Howard Bank has released the list of Top 15 small businesses vying to win $10,000 in its Keep It Local contest. The contest seeks...

Arrest of CNN crew in Minneapolis violates most basic tenet of press freedom

The arrest of CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew on live television this morning simply for reporting on the protests of police violence in Minneapolis...

Unemployment spikes as businesses prepare to reopen

With unemployment nationally continuing to grow, Maryland is doing better than many states. According to WalletHub, a Washington, DC-based personal finance website, the Coronavirus pandemic...

‘Feeding the 5,000’ Campaign launched in Howard

Feed Howard County has launched the Feed the 5,000 campaign with the goal of providing 5,000 (or more) meals to families in need in...

Howard Council passes Rental Protection Act

The Howard County Council passed Howard County's Rental Protection & Stability Act (CB-33) as amended, prohibiting an increase of commercial and residential rent during the State...

Community Development Block Grant boosted $16M

The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi...

Howard County launches census dashboard 

Howard County has launched the HoCoCounts 2020 Census dashboard, an innovative online tool providing real-time statistics on census completion within the county. The dashboard...

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