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Evan Smith
Staff Writer

Evan Smith is a staff writer and radio producer from Ohio who has spent more than five years covering local and national news for a variety of publications. Before joining OL, he served as an investigative reporter for the USA Today Network with a focus on the economic and political issues facing rural Appalachia. When he's not writing daily feature stories for OL, he serves as producer on "Opportunity Vive, with Israel Ortega", a weekly rush-hour talk radio program airing in the Miami market that focuses on Hispanic issues.

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Like all smart husbands, Dr. Manny Sethi of Vanderbilt University Medical Center credits his wife as the main reason for his success. If it …

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It’s like a scene out of The Twilight Zone. Imagine, for a moment, that you are standing on the side of a busy road …

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One rug. That’s all it takes to change the life of a refugee woman: the purchase of just one handwoven rug from the Anka …

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Here’s the good news for proponents of paid family and medical leave: Most Americans support it. Now here’s the bad news: Most Americans are …

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When he first began dipping his toes into the world of politics, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) came to one key conclusion: Education is tricky. …

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The crowd of local students gathered at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC were in for a treat: a whole morning …

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How do people feel about the Affordable Care Act? It’s a common question, one that has been asked by pollsters countless times since the …

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In his address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump made it clear that infrastructure would be a top priority for his first …

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Even if you’re well versed in the lingo of school choice — vouchers, charter schools and the like — odds are you might not …

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Perhaps no phrase carries more political baggage in today’s dialogue than “a path to citizenship” for undocumented immigrants. Indeed, this issue explains why so …