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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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The U.S. Air Force has no short supply of heroes, and the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is no different. …

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Honest, decent, caring, experienced: Those are the words U.S. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) used to describe Dr. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President Trump’s nominee for …

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The White House is at work on an executive order that would increase federal funding for historically black colleges and universities, a move that …

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President Trump ended almost a full year of uncertainty in the nation’s highest court by nominating Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court …

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The greatest flaw with President Trump’s most recent executive order, which aims to slash federal regulations, is that it doesn’t go far enough. Signed …

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For most students across America, simply enrolling in an AP college-level course while still in high school can be a daunting step, especially when …

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The mission is simple: help women break out of poverty. But that goal is deceptively complex, as Devin Thorpe writes at Forbes. For the …

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Nearly 20 states have declined to expand their respective Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a reality that has been the bane of …

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Edwins is a swanky French restaurant tucked in the increasingly hospitable streets of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. And sure, it’s known around the area for …

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When it comes to child literacy, here’s a statistic that reveals just how much Chicago’s educators are up against: In upper- and middle-class neighborhoods, …