Reporter for @cironline + @reveal. I cover religion and how it affects society. aharris@cironline.org

Here’s one way churches are getting religion into public schools

revealnews.org — Fueled by worries of secular moral decay, a network of Christian groups is increasingly using a little-known legal loophole to get God into public schools. A new proposal in California that would allow high school students to receive academic credit for attending church classes during public school hours has attracted the interest of a Republican state senator.

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.
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Apr 01, 2015

If You Think Trevor Noahs Tweets Mean Hes Racist, You Dont Understand Comedy bit.ly/1BMLX1g

Apr 01, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered mandatory water restrictions for the first time in #California #history nyti.ms/1yAX7VA

Apr 01, 2015

RT @mattdrange: Restraining order goes unreported, allowing man to buy the gun his son used to kill classmates seattletimes.com/seattle-news/c… pic.twitter.com/ElydGN6rXY

Apr 01, 2015

RT @amy_pyle: Donating to your church this Sunday? You might want to read this first. revealnews.org/article/financ…

Apr 01, 2015

RT @reveal: A proposal in CA would allow students to receive academic credit for attending church classes: ow.ly/L3sYS pic.twitter.com/6sWHs7VfD2

Apr 01, 2015

Bible in public schools--not legal. Ditching class for Bible study across street during class time? Totally legal revealnews.org/article/heres-…

Apr 01, 2015

A proposal in CA would let students get academic credit for taking Church Bible study revealnews.org/article/heres-…

Mar 31, 2015

#NevinPlaza residents still call me to say that maintenance issues aren't addressed and that public housing is "worse than ever" #richmond

Mar 31, 2015

@GygaxIsGod haha i was deliberately trying not to have that much, but more coffee is always better.

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