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Howard County Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for His Second Domestic Violence Assault

(January 16, 2020) – Alhaji Samura, age 34, of Jessup, MD was sentenced to eight years in prison today after a jury found him guilty of second-degree assault on August 1, 2019 for an assault that occurred on January 5, 2019. On that day Samura called his girlfriend and asked her to bring him his medication. When she got...

Congressional District 7 Candidate Forum in Howard County on January 18th

Via Facebook Event from Howard County Democratic Party: Please join the Columbia Democratic Club, Ellicott City Western Howard County Democratic Club, Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club, the Young Democrats of Howard County and the Howard County Democratic Party for a meet and greet and forum with candidates for the District 7 Congressional race. All candidates and community members are encouraged to attend. When:...

The League Of Women Voters Of Maryland Voters’ Guide Special Primary Election 7th Congressional District

I saw the following post on Twitter from LWV Howard Cty MD: The LWVMD Voters' Guide to the special election for the 7th Congressional Representative will be available on January 20th in libraries, senior centers, senior retirement communities and County offices within the 7th Congressional district. For those interested in the electronic version of the Voters' Guide...Here it is: Voters Guide Special...

Progress on Identifying Location of High School #14 Continues as Environmental Assessment Study Released

Via Press Release: Progress toward identifying the future site of High School #14 continued today as Environmental Site Assessments of the Timbers at Troy and Troy Hill Park properties were released, evaluating the environmental condition of each potential location. The ESA was performed in addition to a feasibility study by the Department of Recreation and Parks, showing there is sufficient...

Campaign Finance Reports for Howard County Council Members

This is part 2 of a planned 7 part series on campaign finance reports for local officials...today I take a look at campaign finance reports for Howard County Council Members. Here is the summary data for the 5 elected officials: Here are some of the significant items I will note for each elected official: Significant contributions ($500 or more) including...

Jolene Mosley files to run for Howard County Board of Education in District 3 in 2020

We have a new candidate for Howard County Board of Education in District 3: Jolene Mosley. I checked and the website listed is not up and running yet. I also did a quick search on Facebook and did not find a page for the campaign. Hopefully we get additional information about this candidate in the near future. Article update: Here is a...

Campaign Finance Reports for Howard County Board of Education Candidates and Elected Officials

Look...money does not win elections...but is still an important indicator (at times) about a campaign for office. Here are the campaign finance numbers for those running for Howard County Board of Education or those elected to the HoCoBOE: Here are my early notes about the filings: Some candidates filed late in the process (after December 24th) and I have been told...

Sabina Taj will not seek reelection to the Howard County Board of Education in 2020

Howard County Board of Education member Sabina Taj posted the following announcement today: Dear Members of the Howard County Community, I am honored to have served on the Howard County Board of Education over the past year and proud of the slow but important progress we have made to create a more equitable school system. I ran for Board of Education because...

Judge at the Maryland Future Business Leaders of America Region 5 Conference in Howard County on January 18th

ARTICLE UPDATE: Email received today - Good afternoon HCPSS friends and family, Thank you again for volunteering your time! HCPSS has canceled ALL activities tomorrow due to the pending inclement weather. This includes our conference. The new conference date is February 1st at 8am at the Applications and Research Lab allowing students to celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 25th. Please let...

Howard County Education Association 2020 Election

Information via HCEA website: At the end of January, HCEA members will elect Officers and Directors, as well as representatives to the state and national delegation. The state (MSEA) Rep Assembly will be held in OC, Maryland October 16-17, 2020.  The national (NEA) Rep Assembly will be held in Atlanta, GA July 2-6, 2020. 2020 General Election Calendar January 13, 2020 Submitted...