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Low-risk sex offenders rely on local organizations as state-required registration hinders their reintegration
When Dwayne Daughtry meets someone for the first time, it rarely starts with an introduction. In 2011, Daughtry was charged with sexual battery — the only misdemeanor that leads to being listed as a sex offender. Other offenses that end with registration range from possession of child pornography to rape. Daughtry and more than 25,600 people are listed on North Carolina’s Sex Offender Registry. In 2019, just over 1,300 registrants were added, which is more than any other year in the last two decades.
Urge to Unionize: Non-tenure-track faculty organize a union at Elon
Faculty members at Elon University are working toward creating the institution's first non-tenure-track faculty union by the end of fall 2018...
This story was Part I of a series on the faculty union:
Part I: Non-tenure-track faculty fight to unionize at Elon
Part II: President Book responds to Elon Faculty Forward
Part III: Three deans respond to union movement
Part IV: SGA stays neutral regarding potential faculty union
Part V: Union no longer represents two faculty ranks
Part VI: How labor laws would affect a union at Elon
Part VII: Certified but still controversial, debate over Elon's union continues
Visit Elon News Network's union coverage website to see more reporting. Reporting from this story also contributed to long-form coverage in The Pendulum, click the slideshow for the print layout.
Wildfire-vulnerable communities search for ways to live with growing threat
SHINGLETOWN, Calif. — Unless it’s Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty-red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California’s persistent wildfires drive residents away...
Reporting from this story contributed to a documentary episode and a podcast segment. This story was also picked up by more than 70 news organizations, including The Associated Press and U.S. News & World Report. Visit my News21 page to see more reporting from my fellowship.
Nation-wide contractual teachers' strike
Thousands of the Morocco's teachers rocked the country's education system by joining union strikes protesting for job stability, increased pay, promotions, health care and pensions.
This is my coverage of the teachers' strike in order of publication:
Story I: Two protests take place in Rabat on International Women's Day
Story II: Contractual and Cell 9 teachers: 'We will continue our protests'
Story III: Moroccan teachers march into April, making 3 months of protests
Story IV: Moroccan teachers: 'We can't go back until government gives in'
Story V: Moroccan teachers: 'Each protest gets bigger as more join us'
Story VI: Police disperse teachers protests at Morocco's Parliament
Story VII: Moroccan teachers to suspend strike after month of turmoil
Story VIII: Unions and protestors march on Labor Day in Morocco
Visit my Morocco World News page to see more reporting from my internship.
The Battery Man: Shan Roy's journey into the electric motorcycling industry
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Facing his parents, just weeks shy of turning 16, Shan Roy knew from the looks on their faces the chances of unwrapping his dream gift on his birthday were slim. “No. There is no way, it’s too dangerous.” This was the response Shan both dreaded and expected...
This story also appeared on Elon Local News and in The Pendulum.
Tropical Storm Michael drenches Elon
On the first full day of Fall Break, rains and winds from Tropical Storm Michael wreaked havoc on Elon University and the rest of Alamance County, which declared a state of emergency...
This breaking news story was Part I of a series on Hurricane Michael:
Part I: Rains from Tropical Storm Michael drench Elon
Part II: Moseley Center turned into a student shelter
Part III: Cleaning up Michael's Mess on campus
Part IV: Readjusted power line may 'be the one affecting Elon'
Part V: Power at Elon has been restored
Reporting from this story contributed to long-form coverage in The Pendulum. View the slideshow some of my top photos and the print layout.