‘Get Us Out Of Here’: Amid Broken Infrastructure, Puerto Ricans Flee To Florida

This article originally appeared on NPR.org. Luis Cruz and Esther Gomez had always considered moving to Florida from Puerto Rico. The weather and proximity made it an ideal destination; plus, the couple had family scattered across the state. They just didn’t know when they’d take the big step. Then Hurricane Maria hit. Three weeks after […]

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USS Gerald R. Ford officially joins Navy with President Donald Trump at commissioning

This article originally appeared in The Virginian-Pilot. NORFOLK With President Donald Trump in attendance, the nation’s newest aircraft carrier joined the Navy fleet Saturday . About 10,000 spectators watched as Trump declared the USS Gerald R. Ford in commission at Naval Station Norfolk after calling the warship a “100,000-ton message to the world.” “American might […]

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Just before Bible study, 115-year-old church in Portsmouth destroyed by fire

This article originally appeared in The Virginian-Pilot. PORTSMOUTH Pastor Ronald Thompson learned his church was burning down Wednesday night as many parishioners were headed there for Bible study. His wife, a fellow pastor, called him when the alarm system went off. “I didn’t believe it,” he said Wednesday night as what was left of Mount […]

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Jaded Conquest of Cannabis

This article originally appeared in print in Hill Magazine and online in the Arkansas Traveler here.  In a house in Little Rock with a small group of fellow supporters, Ryan Denham, 34, sat in front of a TV for several hours. By 10:40 p.m., multiple news outlets had called it. He flipped from news channels […]

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