Peering into massive semi-truck engines, ducking beneath wheel wells and examining tail lights, students at Boone County Truck Driving School slowly worked through their first pre-trip inspection, huddling together in small groups against the chilly mountain air.
Peering into massive semi-truck engines, ducking beneath wheel wells and examining tail lights, students at Boone County Truck Driving School slowly worked through their first pre-trip inspection, huddling together in small groups against the chilly mountain air.
Ian Heaton was a black belt Tae Kwon Do instructor who played baseball, soccer and lacrosse as a sophomore at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Md. “I did not appreciate what a great life I was living,” Heaton, now 18, said in March testimony before Congress. “It was over in a split second.”
Fast forward 238 years since the founding of U.S. democracy, and it continues to survive through the efforts of presidents past. But the office has evolved from what George Washington had in mind.
 
 
 
Melhor Leonor Apr 11, 2014

 

WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama raised his pen to raise wages for employees of government contractors, he also called for business owners to follow suit.

Griffin Moores Apr 11, 2014

 

This is part one of a two part report on the challenges faced by coal communities in southern West Virginia

MADISON, W.Va. – Peering into massive semi-truck engines, ducking beneath wheel wells and examining tail lights, students at Boone County Truck Driving School slowly worked through their first pre-trip inspection, huddling together in small groups against the chilly mountain air.

Front Text Region Apr 11, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Gen. John Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, says the Army can complete its mission with the proposed 2015 budget but that it will mean a reduction in the number of soldiers. SHFWire photo by Kritika GadhviClick on photo to enlarge or download: Gen. John Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, says the Army can complete its mission with the proposed 2015 budget but that it will mean a reduction in the number of soldiers. SHFWire photo by Kritika GadhviWASHINGTON – If sequestration-level cuts are imposed for budget  years beyond 2015, the armed forces will face cuts in pay and retirement benefits. But even the 2015 budget will mean a   decrease in the number of troops in each branch of service.

Kritika Gadhvi Apr 11, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Gen. John Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, says the Army can complete its mission with the proposed 2015 budget but that it will mean a reduction in the number of soldiers. SHFWire photo by Kritika GadhviClick on photo to enlarge or download: Gen. John Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, says the Army can complete its mission with the proposed 2015 budget but that it will mean a reduction in the number of soldiers. SHFWire photo by Kritika GadhviWASHINGTON – If sequestration-level cuts are imposed for budget  years beyond 2015, the armed forces will face cuts in pay and retirement benefits. But even the 2015 budget will mean a   decrease in the number of troops in each branch of service.

Griffin Moores Apr 11, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: A coal processing facility is visible from U.S. 119 near Madison, W.V. SHFWire photo by Griffin MooresClick on photo to enlarge or download: A coal processing facility is visible from U.S. 119 near Madison, W.V. SHFWire photo by Griffin MooresThis is part two of a report on the challenges faced by coal communities in southern West Virginia. Part one is available here.

MADISON, W.Va. – McDowell County, nestled in the southernmost part of West Virginia amid the Cumberland Mountains in the Appalachian range, has felt the sting of coal’s departure.

Front Text Region Apr 11, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: A woman drops change into Evan Ney’s bag. Ney, 27, a musician who plays on the streets and in bars says art serves as a form of therapy that helps him overcome life’s stresses. SHFWire photo by Cathryn WalkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: A woman drops change into Evan Ney’s bag. Ney, 27, a musician who plays on the streets and in bars says art serves as a form of therapy that helps him overcome life’s stresses. SHFWire photo by Cathryn WalkerWASHINGTON – With an empty bag at his feet, Evan Ney adjusted his guitar and situated his wheelchair on a busy sidewalk in front of the Verizon Center, humming a soft tune.

Cathryn Walker Apr 11, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: A woman drops change into Evan Ney’s bag. Ney, 27, a musician who plays on the streets and in bars says art serves as a form of therapy that helps him overcome life’s stresses. SHFWire photo by Cathryn WalkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: A woman drops change into Evan Ney’s bag. Ney, 27, a musician who plays on the streets and in bars says art serves as a form of therapy that helps him overcome life’s stresses. SHFWire photo by Cathryn WalkerWASHINGTON – With an empty bag at his feet, Evan Ney adjusted his guitar and situated his wheelchair on a busy sidewalk in front of the Verizon Center, humming a soft tune.

Front Text Region Apr 10, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Judy Hawley, Port of Corpus Christi chairwoman, testifies before the trade subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. She presented data about the effects and benefits of the $11 million liquid natural gas plant that is part of the Cheniere Energy Project. SHFWire photo by Alejandro AlbaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Judy Hawley, Port of Corpus Christi chairwoman, testifies before the trade subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. She presented data about the effects and benefits of the $11 million liquid natural gas plant that is part of the Cheniere Energy Project. SHFWire photo by Alejandro Alba

WASHINGTON – Port of Corpus Christi Chairwoman Judy Hawley and a House subcommittee agreed Wednesday that a proposed liquid natural gas plant will have a positive impact on the community.

Alejandro Alba Apr 10, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Judy Hawley, Port of Corpus Christi chairwoman, testifies before the trade subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. She presented data about the effects and benefits of the $11 million liquid natural gas plant that is part of the Cheniere Energy Project. SHFWire photo by Alejandro AlbaClick on photo to enlarge or download: Judy Hawley, Port of Corpus Christi chairwoman, testifies before the trade subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. She presented data about the effects and benefits of the $11 million liquid natural gas plant that is part of the Cheniere Energy Project. SHFWire photo by Alejandro Alba

WASHINGTON – Port of Corpus Christi Chairwoman Judy Hawley and a House subcommittee agreed Wednesday that a proposed liquid natural gas plant will have a positive impact on the community.

Caitlin Turner Apr 9, 2014

This is the final installment in a series examining presidential success.

Click on image to enlarge or download: Among his many promises, President Barack Obama made more regarding foreign policy, health care, the environment and education than others such as the economy, energy, immigration and homeland security. The promises were recorded by The Tampa Bay Times through its PolitiFact staff. SHFWire graphics by Gavin SternClick on image to enlarge or download: Among his many promises, President Barack Obama made more regarding foreign policy, health care, the environment and education than others such as the economy, energy, immigration and homeland security. The promises were recorded by The Tampa Bay Times through its PolitiFact staff. SHFWire graphics by Gavin SternWASHINGTON – From promising his daughters a puppy, to bringing Republicans and Democrats together to pass an agenda, the president who ran under the slogan of hope and change has made more than 500 promises as a candidate and Commander in Chief.

Gavin Stern Apr 9, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Ian Heaton plays in a 2011 lacrosse game. He sustained his third concussion that year, an event that changed his life. Photo courtesy of Lisa HeatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Ian Heaton plays in a 2011 lacrosse game. He sustained his third concussion that year, an event that changed his life. Photo courtesy of Lisa HeatonIan Heaton was a black belt Tae Kwon Do instructor who played baseball, soccer and lacrosse as a sophomore at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Md.

Caitlin Turner Apr 4, 2014

This is the second story in a series that will examine presidential success. 

MOUNT VERNON, Va. – Fast forward 238 years since the founding of U.S. democracy, and it continues to survive through the efforts of presidents past. But the office has evolved from what George Washington had in mind.

Front Text Region Apr 3, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama receive signed flags from Paralympian Jon Lujan and Olympian Julie Chu. The flags were signed by all the Olympian and Paralympian athletes that participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics. SHFWire photo by Alejandro AlbaClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama receive signed flags from Paralympian Jon Lujan and Olympian Julie Chu. The flags were signed by all the Olympian and Paralympian athletes that participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics. SHFWire photo by Alejandro AlbaWASHINGTON – U.S. Olympians and Paralympians brought 46 medals back from Sochi, Russia, after a rigid training schedule and intense competition.

Alejandro Alba Apr 3, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama receive signed flags from Paralympian Jon Lujan and Olympian Julie Chu. The flags were signed by all the Olympian and Paralympian athletes that participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics. SHFWire photo by Alejandro AlbaClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama receive signed flags from Paralympian Jon Lujan and Olympian Julie Chu. The flags were signed by all the Olympian and Paralympian athletes that participated in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympics. SHFWire photo by Alejandro AlbaWASHINGTON – U.S. Olympians and Paralympians brought 46 medals back from Sochi, Russia, after a rigid training schedule and intense competition.

Kritika Gadhvi Apr 2, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama watches as children water the freshly sown seeds Wednesday at the White House. She encouraged them at every step and taught them to plant gardens of their own. SHFWire photo by Kritika GadhviClick on photo to enlarge or download: First lady Michelle Obama watches as children water the freshly sown seeds Wednesday at the White House. She encouraged them at every step and taught them to plant gardens of their own. SHFWire photo by Kritika GadhviWASHINGTON – The lawn at the White House was in full bloom, except for a small patch in the back. This was reserved for the first lady’s kitchen garden.

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