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Howard Hospital Foundation names Tom McGuire to board

Howard Hospital Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to Howard County General Hospital, named Tom McGuire to the board of trustees. A researcher, computer security professional and educator, McGuire serves as co-founder and chief technology officer of the Howard County-based cyber security firm Bantam Technologies. McGuire has had a more than 20-year career in the computer security industry, including roles as...

WordPress 5.5.2 Security and Maintenance Release on October 29th

Information from WordPress.org on October 29th: WordPress 5.5.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 14 bug fixes in addition to 10 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.5.2 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next major release will be...

39,205 votes cast through day 4 of early voting in Howard County

According to the Maryland State Board of Elections website 39,205 votes have been cast during early voting in Howard County. Day 1: 11,580 votes cast Day 2: 10,069 votes cast Day 3: 9,945 votes cast Day 4: 7,387 votes cast Note - Given the weather on day 4 these are good turnout numbers here in Howard County on day 4. Here...

IndivisibleHoCoMD Planning a “Count Every Vote” Protest in Columbia, MD to Protect Valid Results of the Election

Howard County voters have been turning out in record numbers.  No matter what we look like or where we come from, most of us believe that everyone counts and that every vote must be counted.  Likewise, community activists all across America have been working to get out the vote in record numbers, combat voting disinformation, and ensure that states...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Delivers 2020 State of the County Speech

Announces “HoCo RISE Collaborative” comprised of independent workgroups to assist Howard County’s recovery from COVID-19 Yesterday, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball delivered the inaugural Howard County “State of County” address virtually to Howard County residents. Under the theme, “We Rise Together,” Ball addressed the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and announced the next major step in the county’s recovery...

Issues during early voting in Howard County at Wilde Lake High School on October 28th and 29th

One of the five early voting locations in Howard County in 2020 is Wilde Lake High School. This location has had some activity recently that is very concerning (at least to me). There is a video making the rounds on Facebook of an interaction that is not great. There was also reports that the Howard County Police Department was contacted...

More than 1.5 million votes cast in Maryland as of October 28th; more than 100,000 votes cast in Howard County

I decided to take a look at the total votes cast as of yesterday (October 28th) in Maryland and in Howard County. I took the data from the Maryland State Board of Elections for Early Voting as of Day 3 and the data from mail-in ballots received as of October 28th. I put that information into a spreadsheet to...

31,818 votes cast through day 3 of early voting in Howard County

According to the Maryland State Board of Elections website 31,818 votes have been cast during early voting in Howard County. Day 1: 11,580 votes cast Day 2: 10,069 votes cast Day 3: 9,945 votes cast Here is the county by county chart: https://elections.maryland.gov/press_room/2020_stats/EarlyVoting%20by%20County%20-%20PG20.pdf Here is the breakdown by councilmanic district: https://elections.maryland.gov/press_room/2020_stats/EarlyVoting%20%20by%20Councilmanic%20District%20-%20PG20.pdf Voters in District 5 are leading the way in total votes cast during...

Knife displayed in robbery at gas station in Columbia on October 27th

Howard County Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Robbery Columbia, 21046: 6300 block of Stevens Forest Road, Oct. 27 12:44 p.m. An adult male victim reported that he was in his vehicle at a gas station when a male suspect with his face partially covered approached the vehicle, opened the door, and displayed a knife. The suspect demanded cash and...

Maryland Department of Health reports more than 500 beds in use due to COVID-19; Highest reported number since August 11th

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting 501 beds in use (Acute and ICU) due to COVID-19 on October 28th. This is the most total beds in use due to COVID-19 across the state since August 11th (529 beds in use on that day). Here is the latest chart per the state COVID-19 dashboard: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/ If you look at that...