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Howard submits ARP quarterly report

Howard County announced the submission of its quarterly American Rescue Plan (ARP) Project and Expenditure Report to the U.S. Department of Treasury. Additionally, County Executive Ball announced that data collected from the County’s Community Survey is available at www.howardcountymd.gov/american-rescue-plan-arp-funding. Howard County learned this past March that it would receive a total allocation of $63.3 million in federal ARP funding. The first half ($31.6 million) of the county’s federal ARP funding was […]

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Ball commits $2.4M for health care worker critical staffing

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has committed $2 million to the Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) and $400,000 to the Howard County Health Department in American Rescue Plan funding. The $2.4 million will address critical staffing needs at both organizations amid the latest COVID-19 surge. The funding support for HCGH comes as hospitalizations are expected to reach new heights […]

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HCGH activates Crisis Standards of Care

Johns Hopkins Health System and Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) leaders have announced that the hospital will implement Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) protocols. This is the second hospital in the Hopkins System to implement CSC; on Dec. 29, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) transitioned to CSC. Since mid-December, HCGH saw a 411 percent […]

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Merkle debuts contactless shopping products at CES

Merkle, of Columbia, unveiled two new contactless shopping products in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Scan & Know and UnboxIt are the world’s first app-free in-store and on-delivery contactless shopping experiences, available exclusively from Merkle. Scan & Know empowers shoppers to know more in store with its amplified assistance and product recognition technology. UnboxIt is a […]

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MariMed to acquire Kind Therapeutics

MariMed, a multi-state cannabis operator, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kind Therapeutics U.S.A., a vertically-integrated cannabis business in Maryland, for $20 million. The transaction will result in the third state, incremental to Massachusetts and Illinois, in which MariMed will have acquired a licensed cannabis business it manages and assisted in developing.   […]

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Hogan announces agreements with state employee unions

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state has completed historic agreements with state employee unions that will lead to significant salary increases for law enforcement officers, firefighters, nurses, and other frontline health care workers. The governor also announced an enhanced focus on mental health resources available to state employees. In addition to these tentative agreements, […]