Kate Magill

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Kate Magill is the government reporter for the Howard County Times, covering the latest news related to the county’s government proceedings and programs. Kate has previously written for The Durango Herald and Bloomberg BNA. She most recently served as the editor-in-chief of American University’s student newspaper The Eagle, and graduated with a degree in journalism and political science in 2017.

Recent Articles

  • Howard poised to double funds for school security

    Howard poised to double funds for school security

    Following a closed-door meeting Friday on security in Howard County schools, County Executive Allan Kittleman and three County Council members have added an additional $1.4 million to the county’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Democrats Mary Kay Sigaty and Jon Weinstein and Republican...

  • High-tech flood monitoring planned for Ellicott City watershed

    High-tech flood monitoring planned for Ellicott City watershed

    Editor’s note: Less than a week after this article was published, Ellicott City was inundated with another flood. The status of the EKG devices detailed in this article was not immediately clear. In an effort to better monitor the “veins” of the heart of historic Ellicott City, its waterways, officials...

  • Howard looks at new ways to talk to teens about safe sex

    Howard looks at new ways to talk to teens about safe sex

    the Howard County Health Department is looking to reframe its approach to safe-sex talks for teens amid rising rates of sexually transmitted infections. The number of STI cases across the country and in Maryland hit record highs in 2016. Howard County followed suit, reaching its own record of 195...

  • Howard updates school calendar to preserve 2019 spring break

    Howard updates school calendar to preserve 2019 spring break

    After weather-related closings forced county schools to trim spring break this year, the Howard County Board of Education has added another possible inclement-weather day to next year’s school calendar. Students’ last day next school year will be June 17, rather than June 14 as planned. The 2018-2019...

  • Long Reach concept plan approved; Zoning Board backs redevelopment of village center

    Long Reach concept plan approved; Zoning Board backs redevelopment of village center

    The Howard County Zoning Board has given its blessing to a redevelop plan for the 44-year-old, blighted Long Reach Village Center in Columbia. The approval by members of the County Council, who also sit as the Zoning Board, capped a protracted debate over a proposal by Orchard Development Corp....

  • Investment in health: Hospital looks to taxpayers for funding

    Investment in health: Hospital looks to taxpayers for funding

    When Howard County’s hospital opened in 1973, Columbia Hospital and Clinics Foundation, as it was called, only served members of the Columbia Medical Plan in Jim Rouse’s burgeoning city. A year later as residents continued to pour into the county, the hospital incorporated as the independent Howard...

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