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Local News
Time is running out for the Howard County Council to move $63 million in general obligation bond funds out of contingency to avoid losing the federally approved low income housing tax credits on which Columbia’s New Cultural Center hinges. More
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is working with Clear Channel Airports to develop a new, innovative advertising program to reach travelers in the airport terminal. Read about it
VM Services, a storefront selling cellular phones, phone plans, wire transfers and more, is moving into 1,643 square feet of the Long Reach Village Center, as part of the Long Reach Rising Revitalization project led by Howard County. Details
Leadership Howard County has accepted 32 professionals from Howard County businesses and nonprofits into the Leadership Premier program’s class of 2021. See who's in it
Columbia Association (CA) is searching for its next president/CEO, hiring search firm Baker Tilly US to handle recruitment and input during the process. See more
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Government News
Governor Larry Hogan has announced a new $250 million relief package to provide assistance to businesses throughout Maryland that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released a statement following the U.S. Department of Justice $8.3 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Find out more
Amid worsening mental health and financial distress among county residents, as well as growing anxiety concerning when a vaccine will become available, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced a package of programs to strengthen the safety net for those hardest hit by the pandemic. Read the details
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Arts Council Executive Director April Nyman jointly announced a new grant program to provide $1 million of federal CARES Act funding to support the county arts community. Read it
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