Speed cameras in school zones in Howard County reeled in $8.7 million from paid citations and a record $251,000 in revenue last year, according to the Police Department, which hailed the program and red light cameras throughout the county as an effective tool to increase safety.
A senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a whistleblower complaint on Wednesday accusing the federal agency of suppressing research findings that could call into question the use of a popular pesticide class that is a revenue powerhouse for the agrichemical industry. Jonathan Lundgren, a senior research entomologist with the USDA’s Agriculture Research... Read More
The Oregon Department of Revenue said Friday it has identified inconsistencies in recently filed state tax returns prepared with third-party tax preparation software, indicating potential fraudulent activity.
Feds keep hiring with sequesters in place: 400 jobs posted on first day back The sequester cuts are now officially in place, but many government agencies appear to be hiring freely anyway. The U.S. Forest Service on Monday posted help-wanted ads for a few good men and women to work as “recreation aides” this summer, the Internal Revenue Service advertised for an office secretary in Maryland, the U.S. Mint wanted 24 people to help press coins, and the Agriculture Department said it…
During its regular meeting on Thursday night, the Howard County school board voted to oppose a bill that would change the way its members are elected, as well as a bill that would make it more difficult for the school system to turn down public information requests.
A week ahead of the start of the General Assembly 's 2016 legislative session, members of the Howard County delegation are expressing varying levels of support for two local education bills. One would change the way in which the county's school board members are elected and the other would place extra restrictions on how the school system handles public information requests.
Late into the evening on April 26, as several Howard County Board of Education candidates chatted at local primary watch parties, Jackie McNamara and dozens of other county residents scanned social media to see which of these candidates would advance to the Nov. 8 general election.
Sitting inside the modern, upscale lobby of the Metropolitan Downtown Columbia on a recent morning, Sharon Redfern runs through a mental list of upcoming and completed development projects in Columbia's downtown.