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Bowling Green, KY
Freelance Journalist

Journalist, creative writer, musician w/former friends of young americans. Professor @WKU @WKUSJB

County Attorney announces criminal charges in travel voucher case

ketv.com — The weeks-long investigation into an embattled Omaha event planning company has come to a head. At least on the local level. County Attorney Don Kleine announced criminal charges Thursday against the owner of Creative Creations, Patricia Urbanovsky. The 30-year-old faces 3 felony counts of theft by deception, each punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Former Friends of Young Americans Kicks Off Summer Tour with Porch Show - The Amplifier: Music

bgamplifier.com — "Everyone's invited for a sunset picnic and original music," said Amanda Jane of Former Friends of Young Americans. A duo of multi-instrumentalists, FFOYA has played across the U.S. and in Europe. Their sound blends genres from ambient to Americana, roots to post-punk in performances that showcase their range as songwriters and musicians.

A Slaughterhouse for Horse Meat Waits in New Mexico

bloomberg.com — Agriculture Photograph by Alamy Horse meat isn't for everybody, as Europe's recent uproar over mislabeled burgers made clear. But those who have the taste for it tend to be true believers. One is 54-year-old Tim Sappington of Roswell, N.M., who's owned and eaten horses his whole life.

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

news.nationalgeographic.com — At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen. Below, the turquoise water of the Little Colorado River flows into the larger and darker Colorado, their courses merging within the burnt sienna walls of the canyon.

Reasonable Doubt? Rolling Stone’s Missteps Fuel Disbelief of Rape Victims

msmagazine.com — Not long ago, I overheard a snippet of conversation among my college students. Another professor had talked about rape in class that morning. The professor didn't talk about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses or the egregious way that universities were addressing ( or, rather, not addressing) reports of rape.

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

news.nationalgeographic.com — Amanda J. Crawford Published August 14, 2014 At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen.

Gay Indians Wed in Unfriendly States as Battle Hits Tribe

bloomberg.com — At least four American Indian tribes have legalized same-sex marriage this year -- in some cases creating islands of marriage equality in states that otherwise ban the unions. As a growing number of states have moved to allow gay couples to wed, with Illinois and Hawaii poised to bring the number to 16 soon, so have tribes, which are sovereign governments not subject to state laws.

New York Casinos Approved as Voters Back Pay Hike, Marijuana Tax

bloomberg.com — Voters agreed to let as many as seven Las Vegas-style casinos open in New York, approved an increase to the minimum wage in New Jersey, and set a tax on the legal sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The statewide ballot questions were among 31 decided in six states across the U.S.

Phoenix Curbing Pensions Produces Lowest Bond Cost

munifinancetoday.com — Investors are driving Phoenix s financing costs to an eight-month low as officials move to curb a pension burden that one councilman said has Arizona s largest city on the path to insolvency, Bloomberg news reports. Voters this year raised the retirement age for public workers and their pension contributions in changes projected to save $600 million over 25 years for the sixth-largest U.S.

Phoenix Curbing Pensions Produces Lowest Bond Cost

bloomberg.com — Investors are driving Phoenix's financing costs to an eight-month low as officials move to curb a pension burden that one councilman said has Arizona 's largest city on the path to insolvency. Voters this year raised the retirement age for public workers and their pension contributions in changes projected to save $600 million over 25 years for the sixth-largest U.S.
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Jun 20, 2015

An important read about the government's attempt to get info from Reason magazine reason.com/blog/2015/06/1…

Jun 15, 2015

RIP John Carroll, my first newspaper editor and a fine KY gentleman. twitter.com/nytimes/status…

Jun 08, 2015

RT @OpenSociety: This is a moment—we need to make it a movement. It's time to resurrect hope. osf.to/1FzaZ5O pic.twitter.com/Uqpq3JPwf1

May 31, 2015

FFOYA House Porch Show w/ KP and Me and Porchlord! - Music - The Amplifier bgamplifier.com/calendar/music… via @amplifierbg

May 29, 2015

Former Friends of Young Americans Kicks Off Summer Tour with Porch Show bgamplifier.com/music/former-f… via @amplifierbg

May 27, 2015

Former Friends of Young Americans Kicks Off Summer Tour with Porch Show - Music - The Amplifier bgamplifier.com/your_news/musi… via @amplifierbg

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