Religion reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting @cironline @reveal. I enjoy strong coffee, puns, and the great outdoors. aharris@cironline.org

Mountain State students: 'Hell yes I'm angry'

wvgazette.com — BECKLEY -- Mountain State University students like Ryan Webb, a 28-year-old MSU senior formerly in the Navy, are living through an accreditation nightmare they never envisioned possible. "A veteran shouldn't have to go through this," said Webb. "It seems like everything I've tried to accomplish has fallen apart."

Mountain State University's accreditation revoked

wvgazette.com — BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Students and administrators at Mountain State University said Tuesday they were stunned after the Beckley-based school learned it was the first college in West Virginia history to have its primary accreditation revoked. "We were very surprised by this action and disappointed by this action," said Richard Sours, interim president of Mountain State.

FBI joins fraud investigation of Bay Area public housing agency

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - A government probe into allegations of nepotism and fraud at the Richmond Housing Authority has expanded, with local police now joined by a team of FBI agents, federal housing investigators and county prosecutors. Capt.

Neglected housing project to be emptied within 6 months, officials say

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - City and federal officials gathered in the bare-bones recreation room of the city's worst public housing complex this afternoon to promise that residents will be out within six months and be able to move back into fully renovated apartments within two years.

Moving day on horizon for residents of Bay Area public housing complex

revealnews.org — It's a day that Hacienda residents never thought would come. After years of languishing in squalid conditions, the elderly and disabled residents of Richmond, California's worst public housing complex will finally be moved out. This week, the federal government approved the estimated $1 million needed to relocate the hundred-or-so residents of Hacienda while a nonprofit developer revitalizes the dilapidated high-rise.

Catholic dioceses declare bankruptcy on eve of sexual abuse trials

revealnews.org — The Rev. Thomas Stitts was known within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis as a priest who molested boys. But three civil trials on abuse that were supposed to start a week ago never did.

Islam judged more harshly than other religions in terrorist attacks

revealnews.org — After two gunmen stormed into the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and gunned down 12 people in the name of Islam, the world was left with lots of serious questions about the role of religion in the attacks.

Islam judged more harshly than other religions in terrorist attacks

beta.cironline.org — After two gunmen stormed into the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and gunned down 12 people in the name of Islam, the world was left with lots of serious questions about the role of religion in the attacks.

Caroline Flack dumped boyfriend over relationship with Glee star, but Strictly final is helping her get over it

standard.co.uk — TV presenter Flack learned that her boyfriend Jack Street and 28-year-old Glee star Agron had been hanging out together in America, which, according to an insider source quoted in The Sun. "She has really been suffering but is putting on a brave face for the cameras," a source close to the star told the newspaper.

Stanford drops list of 'easy' classes for athletes

sfgate.com — The classes on the list were "always chock-full of athletes and very easy A's," said Kira Maker, a soccer player who used the list her freshman year. Many of its student athletes, in fact, have distinguished themselves in the classroom, notably football stars Andrew Luck, who has a 3.5 GPA, and Owen Marecic, who plans to graduate this year with a degree in human biology.
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Mar 04, 2015

RT @mattdrange: Carrying a concealed gun without a permit is on lawmaker's agenda in ~18 states this year: wapo.st/1M6lWPl

Mar 04, 2015

California Has More Billionaires Than Every Country Except The U.S. And China onforb.es/1Ki6jsc via @forbes

Mar 02, 2015

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/03/03/us/…

Mar 02, 2015

That moment when you realize the church you're investigating was the one your childhood best friend attended, unbeknownst to you. Mind blown

Mar 02, 2015

@Jack_Hibbs My number is 510-982-2959. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Mar 02, 2015

@Jack_Hibbs Hi Pastor. I'm a journalist hoping to talk to you for a story about school board prayer at Chino Valley. Could you call me?

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