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The Good Fight

This was one of those stories that shined a light on how little I knew about what was happening in my own back yard. Human trafficking is the fastest growing organized crime in the U.S. today. The two lawyers I sat down with for this piece explained how they are working to free trafficking victims from their past.  

Getting to Zero in the Fight Against AIDS

This assignment was quite close to my heart. After having lost a family member to AIDS in the mid-1990s and becoming involved with The Recollectors, a storytelling site and community for the many children and families left behind by parents who died of AIDS, writing about just a few of the brave people who have moved the fight against this disease forward was inspiring and rewarding. If I had to choose one piece on this site that I hope everyone reads, it’s this. 

Capital Crime and Punishment, State-by-State

This assignment came through after a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma sparked a nationwide media debate on the death penalty. Researching the history of death penalty laws and how each state evoked execution painted a surprising picture of how we, as a nation, view capital punishment.