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News in Howard County, Maryland
The Howard Hughes Corporation® Announces the Acquisition of Six Office Buildings in Downtown Columbia, Maryland
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0800
The Howard Hughes Corporation® announced today the acquisition of approximately 700,000 square feet of office product located in Downtown Columbia, MD valued at $130 million.
Public health coalition recommends healthier drinks for kids' meal menus
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:46:52 -0800
A coalition of public health and community advocacy groups, including the Howard County-based Horizon Foundation, wants Maryland legislators to eliminate the state's sales tax on bottled water and to require restaurants to offer healthier drink options as part of their kids' meal menus.
Economy sluggish, jurisdictions look to cut budgets
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:00:58 -0800
Government workers in Harford County are being encouraged to take early retirement. In Howard County, departments have been told to cut costs by 5 percent. Baltimore City officials are preparing to close a $15 million shortfall.
Survey finds increased employee engagement with Howard schools
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:46:32 -0800
More Howard County Public School System employees this year reported being engaged in and enthusiastic about their jobs, according to a Gallup, Inc. survey conducted in October.
Kittleman repeals Howard County sugary drinks ban
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:32:50 -0800
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has officially overturned a ban on the sale of sugary drinks and high-calorie snacks on county property and at events sponsored by the county, his office said Thursday.
Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:49:15 -0800
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has formally named Gary L. Gardner as the county's chief of police. Gardner has been acting chief since July when he was named by then-County Executive Ken Ulman upon the retirement of longtime chief William McMahon.
Howard County schools consider Lunar New Year and Muslim holiday requests
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:36:31 -0800
Howard parents and students urge that professional day be set to coincide with Lunar New Year.
Local economist says Howard, state too dependent on federal spending
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:31:40 -0800
The American economy is prospering -- though the average citizen might not know it.
Despite financial uncertainty, many requests at Kittleman budget hearing
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:01:50 -0800
Just a week after Howard County announced a $14 million revenue shortfall in its current budget, public discussion of next year's budget began with County Executive Allan Kittleman's first budget hearing Wednesday night.
Kittleman takes office, announces first steps
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:01:43 -0800
Newly installed Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman hit the ground running on his first day in office Tuesday, announcing several key staffing positions as well as a list of initial priorities.