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Kate Elizabeth Queram

Writer

Kate Queram covers Howard County and Laurel for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. Most recently, she covered state and local government for the News & Record, a daily newspaper in Greensboro, N.C. She hails from Wisconsin and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Recent Articles

  • Laurel businesswoman aims to inspire others

    Laurel businesswoman aims to inspire others

    In 2012, LaTaunya Howard opened a flexible work-space business with the goal of helping small business owners and entrepreneurs more easily achieve their goals. Six years later, she’s expanded on that idea by self-publishing a book and volunteering as the host of “C-Suite On Your Street,” a new...

  • Howard fights for state funds for new Columbia elementary school

    Howard fights for state funds for new Columbia elementary school

    The Howard County school system is appealing a state decision not to provide funds to build a new Talbott Springs Elementary School and instead recommend a renovation of the 45-year-old Columbia building. “Talbott Springs Elementary School serves one of the county’s most disadvantaged communities....

  • Eleven men arrested in Howard County prostitution sting

    Eleven men arrested in Howard County prostitution sting

    Eleven men were arrested for solicitation of prostitution and related charges during an undercover operation Wednesday, Howard County Police announced Friday. Officers arrested the would-be “johns” — ranging in age from 22 to 47 — for soliciting prostitution at a hotel in the 5400 block of Twin...

  • Howard's three-time champ spells his way to national stage

    Howard's three-time champ spells his way to national stage

    After more than four hours onstage at the Howard County Library System Spelling Bee, a single word — boudin, a Cajun type of blood sausage — stood between Saketh Sundar and victory. Not that he was rattled. “I had read the word before,” said Saketh, a seventh-grader at Clarksville Middle School....

  • Pickleball: the little sport that could

    Pickleball: the little sport that could

    When it’s wet and windy, they play at the Dancel YMCA. When it’s warm and sunny, they play at Atholton Park or on the Oakland Mills tennis courts. When they travel, they seek out pickup games. Wherever they are, whatever the weather, Howard County pickleball players are gonna play, play, play. ...

  • In a Howard County classroom, dinosaurs, chariots and tornadoes become lifelike

    In a Howard County classroom, dinosaurs, chariots and tornadoes become lifelike

    In an instructional technology classroom at Bellows Spring Elementary School Thursday, students hugged planets, rode in Roman chariots, touched dinosaurs and peered into tornadoes — all courtesy of Pioneer, an augmented-reality educational app from Google. With the app, currently in beta testing,...

  • School board, council question Howard school police patrol proposals

    School board, council question Howard school police patrol proposals

    At least one meeting is in the works to discuss details of an announcement made late last week that Howard County Police patrol officers have been ordered to make routine stops and go inside schools on their beats. “We’re acutely aware of the sensitivity of the concern within our community,” Interim...

  • Howard County man arrested on child pornography charges

    Howard County man arrested on child pornography charges

    A Howard County man was arrested early Wednesday and accused of having and distributing child pornography, according to State Police. Isak Dorot, 68, of Columbia, was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. After appearing...

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