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Small Towns Explore New Solutions to Spike in Heroin Overdoses

John Kirby points approvingly to a worn but cheery mural, its “Recovery is everywhere!” message plastered across a red barn. He is weaving his way across a field of puddles, heading towards a group of goats and chickens before meeting with his mother, a resident here at the Dawn Farm addiction treatment center. Kirby, a […]

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Dueling Environmental Ideals Delay Ontario Nuclear “Dump”

Grey mountains of snow and rock-hard sand indicate it’ll still be a few weeks before the shores of Lake Huron’s Station Beach are warm enough to draw flocks of tourists to the quaint port town of Kincardine, Ontario. If you squint toward the north on the pebbly beach, past the lighthouse and boardwalks, you’ll be […]

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Unreliable inhaler access plagues Detroit’s asthmatics

Detroit residents often live nearby major industrial sites. Both residential homes and the Marathon Petroleum refinery can be seen from a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 75, which separates the two areas. The surgical mask is a relatively new part of Emma Lockridge’s bedtime routine. Now, with tar sands oil being processed a few blocks away […]

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I Believe Reflection

I believe that the role professional news organizations play in my life will likely be replaced by many independent sources of information as technology evolves making information easier to obtain. I believe that the most challenging part of being a journalist is remaining objective and unbiased in presenting information. I believe that the future of […]

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I Believe, Reprise

Looking back on my answers, I was surprised to see not too much has changed in my thoughts about news. I think the most interesting response is to “The greatest challenge as a journalist is…” to which I replied, “Writing about something I am passionate about while still presenting both sides equally.” I think this is […]

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Renewable Energy Sector Remains Optimistic Amid Trump Policy Outlook

This article on npr gives a general overview of the renewable energy sector under Trump. The article argues that the renewable energy sector will be fine under the Trump administration. Renewable energy has gained so much momentum over the past decade that will allow the industry to succeed in the future. The article emphasizes that costs […]

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Tribes That Live Off Coal Hold Tight to Trump’s Promises

This article published in the New York Times on April 1st discusses the impact that Obama’s energy policies, specifically the so-called “war on coal,” has had on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. As 30% of coal reserves west of the Mississippi are located on Indian lands, this issue is widespread. The tribe has suffered immensely […]

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Revisiting Human Touch In the Age of Artificial Intelligence:

The article published by the NY Post centers around the lack of sensitivity of ad posting by Google. In a recent event, Havas, a global advertisement company, filed complaints on Google allowing Havas’ clients’ ads to appear on videos consist two men carrying an ISIS flag.  Besides Havas, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, JP Morgan, etc.. […]

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Where Fake News Goes to Die

My choice for this week is the CNN story, Where Fake News Goes to Die, from March 10th, 2017. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/us/snopes-day-in-the-life-trnd/ It’s less a “day in the life” story, as promised by the URL, than an abridged history of mythbusting website Snopes.com, coupled with information about their procedure. In light of the influence of fake news on the 2016 […]

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EPA Workers Attempt to Block Scott Pruitt’s Confirmation as New Head of EPA

In early February, The New York Times published this article, EPA Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance, which focused on how many current and former EPA employees were protesting and contacting their senators in an attempt to block Pruitt’s confirmation as the new head of the EPA. Pruitt’s nomination was largely contested […]

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