George Hawkins is stepping down as head of DC Water, but he leaves at a moment when the agency is facing criticism over how they bill consumers for stormwater runoff.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Howard County’s population is growing faster than any other Maryland county. That growth, though, is unevenly distributed, leading to overcrowding in some of the county’s public schools. Officials have begun the arduous task of redistricting students, but some families and students say their concerns and input have been ignored throughout the process. Kojo explores how redistricting reshapes communities, with a spotlight on Howard County, where the process is literally– and figuratively– dividing neighborhoods.
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