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Howard County

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  • Man armed with knife shot by officers, dies

    Man armed with knife shot by officers, dies
    A 45-year-old man armed with a knife and suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds died Wednesday after he charged at Howard County police officers, who shot him in his Ellicott City home, police said. The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. in...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
  • Brown, Hogan make pitches to county officials

    Brown, Hogan make pitches to county officials
    — Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan promised government officials from across the state Saturday that he would usher in a "new era of state and county cooperation," while Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown vigorously defended Maryland'...
  • Listings climb, but sales fail to follow suit

    Listings climb, but sales fail to follow suit
    The number of homes for sale in the Baltimore metro region climbed to the highest level in nearly three years last month, but closed sales failed to follow suit, a mismatch that reflects weakness in the housing market, analysts said. Sales in Baltimore...
  • O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention

    O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention
    Gov. Martin O'Malley worked the room at one of Maryland's biggest political events of the year Thursday, grinning for photos, slapping the backs of fellow politicians and causing bottlenecks wherever he stopped. Most years, the governor sticks around...
  • Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland

    Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland
    Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War. One...
  • Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade

    Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade
    Students entering kindergarten and seventh grade in Maryland will have to add new shots to their lists of things to do before heading back to school this month. Vaccines required for all school-age children in Maryland include tetanus, diphtheria,...
  • Plan for long-term special-education substitutes in city draws concerns

    Plan for long-term special-education substitutes in city draws concerns
    Dozens of Baltimore classrooms could be staffed by long-term substitutes when school begins in less than two weeks, a plan drawing concern particularly because special-education students — who struggle the most academically — could be the...
  • Spend resources supporting teachers, not evaluating them [Commentary]

    Spend resources supporting teachers, not evaluating them [Commentary]
    There are many programs known by their acronyms in education; many of these have political origins. People can debate the effectiveness of the various programs, but it is stunning to hear the almost universal objections to one of the newest acronyms:...
  • Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene

    Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
    Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
  • One dead, 20 hospitalized from apparent overdoses at Maryland concert

    One dead, 20 hospitalized from apparent overdoses at Maryland concert
    A North Carolina man died and 20 people were hospitalized due to apparent drug overdoses during a pop and dance music festival in Maryland, authorities said on Saturday. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died after being taken to the...