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Government Stories that Matter to You

It might be summer but it was a busy week for your local government.

Patch takes seriously the journalists’ credo to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Read all about what your elected leaders are doing in the community, and how it affects you, in the Week in Regional Government.

So how diverse -- or not -- is the Howard County School Board after all? A commission has been asked to look at just that. More details on Ellicott City Patch.

From water towers to in-law apartments, a new Metro Centre, and a ballyhooed "boulevard effect," residents of Owings Mills and Reisterstown receive updates on community issues. Read details on Reisterstown Patch.

Some local leaders say they aren't the least bit happy about the debt limit bill. Others say President Obama did the best he could to avoid a default for the country. Learn more on Westminster Patch.

Teen curfew proposals are making some people hotter under the collar than the recent heat wave. Read more on Catonsville Patch.

Keep your eye on the calendar, shoppers, the state tax-free holiday is just around the corner. Check out details on Arbutus Patch.

Moving on from corruption scandal in Prince George's County with new dates for a primary and election. See more on Laurel Patch.

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