Aug 20, 2020 | MLive.com
The state of Michigan announced that children affected by the Flint water crisis will be the biggest beneficiaries of a massive $600 million settlement in the class action lawsuits.
The mothers of some of those children are reacting to the announcement with a mixture of hope and skepticism.
“I don’t think any amount of money is enough to compensate for the effects it has had on my children, especially my son,” said LaQueela Hudson. “I believe the people who caused it or allowed it to happen should have to pay in some type of way. That’s justice. The money is not justice.”
Jan 22, 2020 | MLive.com
When Howard Kirby returned more than $43,000 in cash he found in a couch cushion he bought at a thrift store, the mid-Michigan man said he didn’t want attention or expect a reward.
But doing the right thing has touched others who are now helping Kirby with his needs.
“I have had so much peace, so much joy because I did do it, that $43,000 never could buy that much joy or peace or happiness," Kirby said.
Feb. 17, 2020 | MLive.com
The death of her brother in law hit Karin Jaros when she visited the freezing mobile home in Freeland where he spent his last days.
It was colder inside the house than outside - the thermostat said 26 degrees. Everything in a cup was frozen or partially frozen; so was the toilet water and the dish soap.
Arnoul Jaros appeared to have been eating cans of tuna fish, lunch meat and soup in the time leading up to his death; there was no other food in his house, Karin Jaros said.
February 8, 2019 | The State News
In November, Bob Thomas was quietly replaced as interim director of the MSU Alumni Association during a six-week suspension for ethics violations. MSU found Thomas had violated university policy by engaging in an undisclosed, extramarital relationship with a woman he directly supervised for years.
Followed up in April with further reporting on a work culture of toxicity and retaliation
January 16, 2018 | The State News
The courtroom was silent when ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar entered, save for the shutter of cameras.
The courtroom remained silent, enraptured, as victim after victim shared her story.
Winner of Best News Story in the weekly division at the 2018 Michigan Collegiate Press Association Awards.
August 17, 2018 | Reading Eagle
Most producers, however, are not in the industry to make a killing. Many started making alcohol as a hobby, and have grown that passion to share it with others. The real challenge is making the best alcohol possible.
A four-intern project by myself, another reporter, a photographer and a designer. An additional story for this project: Businesses search for new ways to sell, attract customers
I was a regular contributor, producer and occasional host of The State News' "SNEWSCAST" in Spring 2019. This is an episode I hosted.
I've also created several radio segments for WILS Lansing as a stringer in 2018.
Women's March on Lansing, Jan. 2017