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Maryellen Tighe

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Reporter @debtwire_munis specializing in Puerto Rico and infrastructure. Thoughts, especially about sports and glitter, are my own.

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Cultivating a new crop of farmhands; Tougher immigration laws and a shrinking local labor pool ha...

Cultivating a new crop of farmhands; Tougher immigration laws and a shrinking local labor pool ha...

The unemployed shift gears In a job market that's shrinking and changing, those seeking work lear...

The unemployed shift gears In a job market that's shrinking and changing, those seeking work lear...

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@MaryellenTighe — 1,558 followers, 4,576 tweets

Oct 19, 2017

RT @cate_long: House @NatResources hearing on Puerto Rico recovery and Oversight Board is postponed until further notice #muniland https://t.co/YKl0rC0wtO

Oct 18, 2017

A friend directed me to this older piece. Another reason to <3 Miyazaki and dislike Weinstein (like we needed more). https://t.co/TnXXLCaxOv https://t.co/0kgXGoDcRZ

Oct 15, 2017

@SethDWM I saw Grave of the Fireflies just before going to Pearl Harbor. It's a powerful/heavy one. Castle in the Sky is a solid choice.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing for my hometown paper, the Midland Daily News. I got to pitch longer stories and covered two townships and a school district.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep. I was a volunteer at a retirement home (for six years!) and we had one in the activity room.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone can contribute to conversations, even from events closed to media, creating greater transparency.