Reporter for @cironline + @reveal covering #Religion. Get in touch: aharris@cironline.org or 510-982-2959.

Public housing residents say agency is doing little to relocate them

revealnews.org — RICHMOND, Calif. - Residents of Richmond's dilapidated Hacienda public housing complex have been waiting for years to move out of a building that many of them called the "Haci-hellhole." But with move-out dates looming, they are discovering that finding a new place in a tight rental market is its own kind of hell.

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.
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Apr 26, 2015

RT @mattdrange: Fact checking a poem similar to fact checking a traditional news story, says @amyjharris "We went stanza by stanza." beta.cironline.org/investigations…

Apr 24, 2015

RT @ByMikeBaker: Now is probably a good time to post this: The @SeattleTimes wants to hire another investigative reporter. rn22.ultipro.com/SEA1004/jobboa… #Pulitzer

Apr 21, 2015

@wicknews i'm a sucker for a good 'it's a wonderful life' reference, what can i say

Apr 21, 2015

Exhibit A on why I love @wicknews as an editor. Kill jargon, which is "lame-speak" #truth pic.twitter.com/GhYO2IXO0w

Apr 21, 2015

The air is dark and asthma is deadly along the Mexico border. Beautifully-written story about Calexico, CA revealnews.org/article/the-ai…

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