Writing

I wrote for print and digital platforms in the various articles below.

Less than 40% of Arizona doctors use prescription drug database, despite state law – Cronkite News
The Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program is supposed to be checked before a prescriber writes a prescription for drugs, like opioids.

Using pain to help others: Opioid crisis is personal for Safford mayor, wife – Cronkite News
Safford Mayor Jason Kouts and his wife Maria lost their 25-year-old son Josiah to an opioid overdose in January 2018, but now they’re using the pain to help others struggling with addiction.

Costly and nasty: Failure of Prop. 127 won’t stop renewable energy push, experts say – Cronkite News
More than $54 million was spent to fight for or against Prop. 127, a ballot measure that would have increased renewable energy requirements in the state of Arizona.

Delta flight attack suspect to remain in federal custody – KING 5
A 23-year-old Tampa man was charged with interfering with flight crew members and attendants during a flight from Seattle to Beijing.

Sawant calls for Murray resignation in wake of sexual abuse claims – KING 5
Seattle city councilwoman Kshama Sawant called for the resignation of Mayor Ed Murray after four men accused him of sexual abuse decades ago.

Bus trip assault chaos caught on video – The Apple Leaf
Police reports and policies shed light on a sexual assault against three students by a classmate.
Story earned 2nd place, National Scholastic Press Association, News Story of the Year


gold-trophy

Individual Writing Awards:
2015 National Scholastic Press Association, 2nd place, News Story of the Year
2015 Chelan Douglas Bar Association, President’s Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism
2015 Washington Journalism Education Association, Lu Flannery Outstanding Journalist
2014 Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, National Conference (San Diego, Calif.), Excellent in newswriting
2014 Washington Journalism Education Association, State Conference (Shoreline, Wash.), Excellent in newswriting

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