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Politics

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Savage Library Reopens with $6.1 Million Facelift

Savage Library Reopens with $6.1 Million Facelift

The renovation project took a year and a half.
Westminster No Longer Being Considered for Immigrant Shelter

Westminster No Longer Being Considered for Immigrant Shelter

The Department of Health and Human Services was considering it for unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border.
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Could Be Headed for Westminster

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Could Be Headed for Westminster

Government officials have looked at additional Maryland sites to shelter children crossing the Mexican border alone.
Howard County Executive Candidates to Debate in Columbia

Howard County Executive Candidates to Debate in Columbia

The candidate forum hosted by PFLAG is slated for July 8.
Maryland Governor: Opioids Are 'Urgent and Growing Public Health Threat'

Maryland Governor: Opioids Are 'Urgent and Growing Public Health Threat'

Fatal overdoses are increasing in Maryland, new health report shows.
2 Columbia Men Up for Lieutenant Governor in 2014

2 Columbia Men Up for Lieutenant Governor in 2014

Democratic, Republican candidates for lieutenant governor live in Columbia.
Maryland's 2014 Primary Election Results: Governor's Race Set

Maryland's 2014 Primary Election Results: Governor's Race Set

Which candidates will be contenders for the governor's seat?
Election Day is Tuesday: Find Your Howard County Polling Place Here

Election Day is Tuesday: Find Your Howard County Polling Place Here

Voters can view sample ballots online before going to the nearest polling location.
Ulman Orders Probe into Howard County's Mental Health Services

Ulman Orders Probe into Howard County's Mental Health Services

A newly formed task force will identify gaps in services, recommend solutions.
Center Turn Lane, Bike Lanes to Be Added to MD 32

Center Turn Lane, Bike Lanes to Be Added to MD 32

The $6 million project on MD 32 from Day Road to West Friendship Road in Howard County will add turn and acceleration lanes and wider shoulders. Work on the two-year project starts next week
Ringworm Outbreak Closes County Animal Shelter

Ringworm Outbreak Closes County Animal Shelter

No pets are being accepted and adoptions are on hold at the Howard County animal shelter, which is battling a ringworm outbreak. The fungal infection is easily transferred to people.
Traffic Alert: Capital Jazz Fest Brings Delays to Downtown Columbia

Traffic Alert: Capital Jazz Fest Brings Delays to Downtown Columbia

Capital Jazz Fest in Columbia starts Friday night. Performers include John Legend, Kem, Incognito, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu.
Route 29 Project Means 'More Quality Time for Families': Ulman

Route 29 Project Means 'More Quality Time for Families': Ulman

Thousands of commuters will be relieved by widening of the highway, officials say.
$19 Million Merriweather Renovation Project to Move Ahead

$19 Million Merriweather Renovation Project to Move Ahead

Passage of the county budget sets in motion funding for the concert pavilion.

Reports of Human Trafficking in Maryland on the Rise: Governor

The Governor's Conference on Human Trafficking brought modern-day slavery to the forefront.
BWI and Other Airports Hanging MERS Warning Posters

BWI and Other Airports Hanging MERS Warning Posters

The virus, which has flared up in Saudi Arabia and nearby countries, can be difficult to treat. Travelers at 22 U.S. airports will soon see signs describing symptoms.
Town Center to Address Lake Kittamaqundi Diesel Spill

Town Center to Address Lake Kittamaqundi Diesel Spill

The village board is hosting a community meeting this week.
Howard County Unveils Arboretum at Government Campus

Howard County Unveils Arboretum at Government Campus

Citizens can tour the arboretum in person and online.
Results from Columbia's April 2014 Elections Are In

Results from Columbia's April 2014 Elections Are In

Three villages had contested races.
3 Things to Know About Columbia's Elections for 2014

3 Things to Know About Columbia's Elections for 2014

Harper's Choice, Hickory Ridge and Town Center have contested races.