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Kate Elizabeth Queram

Kate Elizabeth Queram is a staff correspondent for Government Executive’s Route Fifty. She most recently covered state and local government for the News & Record, a daily newspaper in Greensboro, N.C. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Tech & Data

Predicting Obesity From a City's Infrastructure

An artificial intelligence algorithm found a correlation between green space and obesity in several cities.

Management

Mitigating Flood Impacts With Resiliency Parks

How a New Jersey city is combating flood risks with comprehensive parks planning

Management

Mayors More Likely to Perceive Discrimination Nationally than Locally, Report Says

The survey, released by the National League of Cities, is based on interviews with 115 mayors from 39 states.

Health & Human Services

Shredding Tires to Fight Mosquitoes

A Louisiana parish will use federal grant money to buy a tire shredder to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Management

Detroit's Plan to Revitalize Public Transit

The strategic plan proposes 82 steps to be completed in a five-year time period.

Public Safety

Prepping for a Hurricane That Could Stay for Days

Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.

Management

The East Coast Cities Most Vulnerable to Hurricanes

A Weather Channel analysis examined the strength of cities' coastal infrastructure and their susceptibility to storm surge.

Management

Engaging Teens With More Than Just a Summer Job

The Summer Youth Enrichment Program in Prince George's County, Maryland, aims to help teenagers long-term.

Health & Human Services

Despite Economy, Working Families Struggle to Make Ends Meet

A recent report from the Urban Institute examined families' ability to pay for basic needs.

Health & Human Services

Maryland County Makes Condoms Available at Certain High Schools

The decision was sparked by rising rates of sexually transmitted infections in the county.

Management

Washington, D.C., Brings Art to Its Recycling Trucks

The District of Columbia began debuting the newly wrapped trucks in July.

Health & Human Services

Indiana Mapping Tool Uses EMS Data to Show Naloxone Administrations

The map shows use of the overdose-reversing drug as reported by EMS responders, beginning in 2014.

Management

A Georgia City's Tech Fix for Water Cost Savings

Water usage and costs have decreased between 55 and 57 percent in Roswell, located north of Atlanta.

Health & Human Services

Enhancing Access to Federal Benefits Through State Pilot Projects

The Integrated Benefits Initiative, a partnership between Code for America, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Nava Public Benefit Corporation, is spearheading the effort.

Health & Human Services

Revitalizing Health in Rural Appalachia

How a Tennessee county improved community health after the area's lone emergency department closed.

Management

National League of Cities Launches Data Education Partnership

The organization will partner with a nonprofit to offer seminars on data skills and evidence best practices.

Management

Learning From a False Alarm

How a North Carolina county used an accidental active-shooter alert to improve its policies.

Finance

The States Where Salaries Stretch Farthest

The purchasing power of your salary depends largely on where you live, according to new research from the Tax Foundation.

Infrastructure

Thousands of Miles of Internet Cables Could Be Underwater by 2033

Rising sea levels could threaten internet access for millions of people, according to a recent study.