Speakout!

October 26, 2005

We want your opinions

THE ISSUE:

Howard County is becoming a cultural and international crossroads - the county's foreign-born population stands at 16.7 percent, or 46,000 people, up from just 5 percent in 1970, according to a report funded by the county government and the Horizon Foundation. And that population is growing, posing challenges for schools, social service agencies and health care providers.

How well do you think Howard County is doing in knitting new immigrants into the fabric of the community? What more can be done to foster cultural understanding between native-born Howard countians and those who have made the county their home?

YOUR VIEW:

Send e-mail responses by tomorrow to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

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