With rioting in Ferguson, Mo., U.S. troops going to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State group and nuclear negotiations in Iran not going as well as he hoped for, how did the president justify taking time to “pardon” a turkey Wednesday?
With rioting in Ferguson, Mo., U.S. troops going to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State group and nuclear negotiations in Iran not going as well as he hoped for, how did the president justify taking time to “pardon” a turkey Wednesday?
Thousands of people joined a second night of protests Tuesday in response to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August shooting death of Mike Brown.
Angry about the decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, college students and activists stormed District streets and converged in front of the White House on Monday night to protest.
 
 
 

Kamrel Eppinger - Fall 2012

Kamrel Eppinger developed a passion for reporting at an early age. In elementary school in his hometown of Miami, he began reporting the weather and school announcements for his classmates.

He is now in his senior year at the University of Miami as a double major in broadcast journalism and theater and has taken full advantage of the campus’s broadcast station, UMTV. He has held a variety of positions, serving as on air talent for its premiere infotainment show, “UMTV Today,” and reporting for its Emmy-award-winning half-hour news show “ NewsVision.” He also serves as a contributing writer for the Miami Hurricane, the university’s student publication.

In the summer of 2012, he was an intern for the CBS affiliate in Doral, Fla., WFOR. He worked alongside producers, photographers and reporters. His daily tasks consisted of writing scripts for the morning newscast and assisting assignment editors on the news desk. Kamrel is excited about working in Washington and looks forward to developing his craft of broadcast reporting.

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New ‘trigger’ law may increase number of charter schools

Scroll down to view interactive graphicScroll down to view interactive graphicWASHINGTON – With new “trigger” laws, several states are likely to have more charter schools as parents seek better choices for their children. 

New Ariz. House member ready to organize her office

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Kyrsten Sinema D-Ariz., and her director of communications, Justin Unga, review office floor plans during the House lottery. Sinema selected an office in the Longworth building so constituents could have easy access to her office. SHFWire photo by Kamrel EppingerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rep.-elect Kyrsten Sinema D-Ariz., and her director of communications, Justin Unga, review office floor plans during the House lottery. Sinema selected an office in the Longworth building so constituents could have easy access to her office. SHFWire photo by Kamrel Eppinger

WASHINGTON - Rep.-elect Kyrsten Sinema D-Ariz., refused to let office space get in the way of what really mattered to her Friday: the looming fiscal cliff.

Supreme Court asked to eliminate landmark Voting Rights Act provision

Click on photo to enlarge or download: The Supreme Court may eliminate Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 has been reauthorized four times since it was enacted in 1965. During this year’s campaign, federal officials or courts used Section 5 to block voter-ID laws, prohibit reduced early voting periods in Florida and barred a new redistricting map in Texas. SHFWire Photo by Kamrel J. EppingerClick on photo to enlarge or download: The Supreme Court may eliminate Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 has been reauthorized four times since it was enacted in 1965. During this year’s campaign, federal officials or courts used Section 5 to block voter-ID laws, prohibit reduced early voting periods in Florida and barred a new redistricting map in Texas. SHFWire Photo by Kamrel J. Eppinger

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider eliminating a key provision in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a pivotal piece of legislation that has outlawed discriminatory acts against minority voters for nearly 50 years.

President addresses looming fiscal cliff

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama delivers remarks Friday in the White House East Room on the fiscal cliff. He said he refuses to ask students, seniors and middle-class families to pay the entire deficit while people like him who make over $250,000, aren’t asked to pay more in taxes. Obama plans to meet next week with congressional leaders. SHFWire photo by Kamrel EppingerClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama delivers remarks Friday in the White House East Room on the fiscal cliff. He said he refuses to ask students, seniors and middle-class families to pay the entire deficit while people like him who make over $250,000, aren’t asked to pay more in taxes. Obama plans to meet next week with congressional leaders. SHFWire photo by Kamrel EppingerWASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday that he will meet next week with congressional leaders to discuss major decisions surrounding deficit and avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.

Widespread problems mar 2012 election for many voters

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Voters at the Rosslyn Fire Station in Arlington. Va., waited for more than two hours to cast their ballots for president and state and local candidates. Elsewhere in Virginia, other problems created frustration for many voters. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Voters at the Rosslyn Fire Station in Arlington. Va., waited for more than two hours to cast their ballots for president and state and local candidates. Elsewhere in Virginia, other problems created frustration for many voters. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerWASHINGTON — Long lines, confusion over voter ID laws and faulty machines caused a great deal of frustration for voters across the nation Tuesday.

Maryland voters decide ballot issues: Dream Act, gambling, gay marriage

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Maryland voters at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md., decide on ground-breaking issues, including gay marriage, gambling and illegal immigrants in addition to voting for president and Senate and House races. SHFWire photo by Kamrel J. EppingerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Maryland voters at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md., decide on ground-breaking issues, including gay marriage, gambling and illegal immigrants in addition to voting for president and Senate and House races. SHFWire photo by Kamrel J. EppingerROCKVILLE, Md. - Maryland voters cast their ballots for the next president Tuesday, but more controversial in this dependably Democratic state were three ballot issues.

Early voting numbers keep rising

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. voters take advantage of early voting at a building in Judiciary Square. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics said more than 15,000 voters had cast their ballots as of Wednesday. Early voting is expected to account for 35 percent of all national votes. SHFWire photo by Kamrel EppingerClick on photo to enlarge or download: D.C. voters take advantage of early voting at a building in Judiciary Square. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics said more than 15,000 voters had cast their ballots as of Wednesday. Early voting is expected to account for 35 percent of all national votes. SHFWire photo by Kamrel EppingerWASHINGTON - With less than a week before Election Day, Americans have taken full advantage of early voting in battleground states, signaling another record-breaking increase for early voting turnout.

FEMA prepares for response recovery as Hurricane Sandy approaches

WASHINGTON - As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the northeast coast, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the agency plans to move from preparation to response recovery operations as soon as weather conditions permit.

D.C. woman provides hope, help, hospitality for hungry children in need

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Hannah Hawkins waves to passersby on the steps of the Children of Mine Youth Center in Southeast Washington. For more than 30 years she has been providing assistance to children, homeless people and senior citizens across the D.C. metro area. SHFWire photo by Kamrel EppingerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Hannah Hawkins waves to passersby on the steps of the Children of Mine Youth Center in Southeast Washington. For more than 30 years she has been providing assistance to children, homeless people and senior citizens across the D.C. metro area. SHFWire photo by Kamrel EppingerWASHINGTON – The phone rings, interrupting an interview. On the other end of the line is a single mother of six, calling the Children of Mine Youth Center seeking food and shelter for her family.

The struggle to find the ideal tax code – it’s harder than it looks

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Many people believe the country’s tax system is too complex, unfair and is failing at its most basic task of raising revenue to fund the government’s expenses.

WASHINGTON – Many people believe the country’s tax system is too complex, unfair and is failing at its most basic task of raising revenue to fund the government’s expenses.

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