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Schools brace for migrant children

USA TODAY (cover story)
August 2014

Schools across the USA are bracing for as many as 50,000 immigrant children who would start school this fall, most of them unaccompanied by their families.
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Consumer changes written on faces of multicultural dolls

USA TODAY
December 2014

The country’s makeup is more diverse now than in any other generation. USA TODAY’s Diversity Index, an indicator of the likelihood the next person you meet will be of a different race or ethnicity, stands now at 55.

Consumers are beginning to demand more variety and inclusion in everything they purchase, including the toys their children play with.
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Veterans face ultimatum: Pills or pot

USA TODAY
May 2014

Military veterans are increasingly able to turn legally to marijuana to treat pain and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome.

But disclosing their marijuana use to the Department of Veterans Affairs sometimes comes with a price.
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No filter: Social media show raw view of #Ferguson

USA TODAY
August 2014
by Lindsay Deutsch and Jolie Lee

People in Ferguson, Mo., didn’t wait for news conferences, petitions or legal action to bring national attention to their streets after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

They snapped a photo. They used a hashtag. And, in the span of five days, their growing, stinging social media cloud of real-time updates shaped a raw public discourse about the teen, Michael Brown, race relations and police force in the USA.
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Pot growers face charges — in state where pot is legal

USA TODAY
May 2014

Five people in Washington are facing marijuana charges, even though pot is legal in the state.

Despite Department of Justice guidance that people in compliance with state marijuana laws should not face federal prosecution, the legal realities are murkier.

Federal prosecutors can still exercise discretion, leaving open the possibility that people who are following state laws can still be prosecuted for a federal crime. Read more


Medical marijuana stores blocked from tax breaks

USA TODAY
March 2014

The roughly 2,500 medical marijuana dispensaries in the USA pay taxes to local, state and federal governments.

But they can’t take the same federal tax breaks that other small businesses take. Read more


Medical marijuana research for PTSD clears major hurdle

USA TODAY
March 2014

A researcher at the University of Arizona is a step closer to studying how medical marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Although there is a “mountain of anecdotal evidence” that marijuana helps with PTSD, there has been no controlled trial to test how marijuana suppresses the symptoms, including flashbacks, insomnia and anxiety, said Suzanne Sisley, the study’s lead researcher. Read more


Marijuana and tobacco: How times have changed

USA TODAY
January 2014

Marijuana is becoming a bigger part of mainstream culture, with more states legalizing the drug for medical use. USA TODAY Network looks back at the divergent paths marijuana and tobacco have taken in public policy and pop culture. Read more


Taxpayers on the hook for stadium costs

USA TODAY
November 2013

New stadiums can spur excitement among fans and provide the potential for long-term economic development, but some recent projects have yielded mixed results — with price tags that have sometimes exceeded what was originally promised. Read more


Veteran-owned businesses question fairness of VA’s contractor verification

Federal News Radio
June 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department is the only federal agency that verifies veteran status and ownership before awarding contracts set aside for veterans. The program could be a model for the rest of government — but it’s been riddled with accusations of inconsistencies, slowness and incompetence, according to some veteran-owned businesses. Read more.

 


Congress returns to packed budget agenda, tight deadlines

Federal News Radio
April 2012

Congress has much to do in very little time. Legislators have a few short months to reach a budget resolution for the new fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and a plan to avoid the automatic spending cuts of $1.2 trillion under the debt limit deal. The likely scenario is more gridlock and more short-term spending measures until a new Congress takes over. Read more.

 


The new face of government

Federal News Radio
June 2011

People in their 20s and 30s – often called Generation X’ers, Y’ers and Millenials – are sparking a cultural transformation in the federal workplace. In this series, Federal News Radio explores the relationship between cross-generational coworkers. The series shares perceptions long-time employees and younger coworkers have of each other, as well as straight answers from young feds about what they love, hate and would change about government. Read more.

 


Journalism Commentary

Free as a business model for news

Blog
April 2011

“Information wants to be free,” said editor Stewart Brand in a famous aphorism first spoken in the 1980s. But, Brand added, “Information also wants to be expensive.” It’s this tension between the ease and low cost of distributing information online and the effort and high cost of creating content that news organizations face today. Read more

 


Semantic Web: Journalism’s future or demise?

Blog
March 2011

The Web today is a system of interlinked documents. You do a Google search and results appear with some accuracy for what you’re looking for. But what if, instead of a system of documents, the Web was a system of data? Read more.

 


Eddie Adams: Photos only ‘half-truths’

Blog
February 2011

In a single image, Eddie Adams’ photo of a South Vietnamese general shooting a Vietcong in the head captured the brutality of the Vietnam War. That moment – 1/500 of a second of the war – has become one of the most enduring and iconic images of the conflict. Read more.

 


Can netizens knock down the Great Firewall of China?

Blog
December 2010

China has a vast online security network known as the “Great Firewall of China.” The Communist Party’s Central Propaganda Department tells media outlets what and how to cover stories. A person who ignores the directives risks getting fired, fined or imprisoned. Read more.

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