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Evan Smith
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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.

His beloved younger sister was killed in a car crash, and he needed to get home to see his mother. That’s why Mark Ross …

Glenn Odegard’s lifelong dream ended when the town threatened to send him to jail. This was in Jerome, Arizona, a “tiny historical former copper …

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It’s been an issue since the birth of metro cities: how to deal with those without homes, those poor individuals who are stuck to …

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From day one, Obamacare’s individual mandate – which imposes financial penalties upon people who lack health insurance – has been controversial, to say the …

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(Nate Bowling, right, with Microsoft founder Bill Gates / Photo: YouTube) High-school teacher Nate Bowling is a nerd – and proud of it. That’s …