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Fatimah Waseem

Fatimah Waseem covers government and development in Howard County. In the past, she's written for McClatchy and USA TODAY. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2015 with degrees in government and journalism.
Tougher laws, more services for human trafficking victims sought in Howard County

The $150 billion global sex industry has wound its way into the suburbs of Howard County, from downtrodden motels on Route 1 to a hotel in Columbia.

Howard County, state tackling Route 1 pedestrian safety

Although the 11-mile strip was realigned and dozens of improvements have transformed the area where more than 32,000 vehicles and trucks roll through daily, some residents say Route 1 in Howard County maintains its reputation as a dangerous path for pedestrians and bicyclists, many of whom walk or ride bicycles to get to work in the industrial corridor.

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