“Ownership & Monopoly-Like Control?”: An Examination of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s Local Election Campaign Contributions

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A deep dive into the local election campaign contributions of Downtown Columbia’s “Master Developer”, The Howard Hughes Corporation, and a discussion about concerns related to their campaign finance activities.

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One Too Many Hats for State Delegate Jessica Feldmark? The Concerning Case of Calvin Ball’s Special New Employee

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Should a sitting Maryland state delegate be allowed to simultaneously work for a County Executive, managing business relationships & major county-level decisions between special interest groups that donated generously to that state delegate’s own election campaign?

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HoCo Watchdogs Newsletter – Issue #3

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Issue #3 of the HoCo Watchdogs newsletter. This newsletter provides a concise list of articles, videos & social media posts for readers to stay well informed about important Howard County, Maryland issues such as public school policies, land use & development, and county governance.

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“Free Speech Ain’t Hate Speech”…Until It Is, and Hate Speech Has No Place in Howard County 

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A follow-up post about a recent local community forum focused on highlighting the role of parents’ voices in public education and the concerning delivery of hate speech that occurred during the event. How should this be handled and where should the community go from here?

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Who is Calling the Shots at the Howard County Education Association (HCEA)?

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The scope of the HCEA and the judgement & motives of its current leadership are under scrutiny after the organization announced its intention to protest a community-organized forum focused on highlighting the role of parents’ voices in public education and a discussion of select niche controversial curriculum issues.

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HoCo Watchdogs Newsletter – Issue #2

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Issue #2 of the HoCo Watchdogs newsletter. This newsletter provides a concise list of articles, videos & social media posts for readers to stay well informed about important Howard County, Maryland issues such as public school policies, land use & development, and county governance.

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