Howard County news: County budget passed; Columbia preps pools for Memorial Day; and more

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County Council adopts Kittleman’s $1.1 billion budget

Despite entering its third year of “not fully funding” the Board of Education’s budget request, according to District 4 Councilwoman Mary Kay Sigaty this year’s “modest increase in revenue” allowed the council to appropriate more funding in other areas.
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Columbia Association to debut pool upgrades over Memorial Day weekend

Columbia Association aquatics director Marty Oltmanns says swimmers will find this year’s newest attractions and updates particularly satisfying at four area pools, following more than $700,000 in upkeep and renovation projects.
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County Councilman Weinstein to receive leadership organization’s Alumni Achievement award

Jon Weinstein, the district 1 councilman for Howard County, will be honored alongside four other alumni nationwide at the leadership’s annual Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Gala in New York City.
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This week in Columbia’s history: Airplane crashes into Owen Brown house

In May 1982 a six-passenger airplane scheduled to land at BWI veered off course and crashed into an Owen Brown house in Columbia.
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Keeping Bike Howard in motion [Editorial]

The Bike Howard program needs to be viewed as a necessary amenity, something that improves quality of life for many generations, for a relatively modest investment. The program, over decades, will bring a solid return on investment.
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University of Maryland announces steps to combat hate after recent killing

University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh on Wednesday announced a series of actions he said would help fight hate on campus after the murder of a student visiting from another university.
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Think small: Quick grilling for Memorial Day with thinner cuts

Small grills, uncovered grills and makeshift fire pits, are perfectly suited for quick-cooking foods that embrace the golden flavors rendered by high-heat cooking.
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