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Story by William Chappell, Contributing Writer Photo by Newsweek Yet another political hot button issue has come to the fore in recent weeks when thousands of Haitian migrants arrived at the United States border in Texas. Many were forced to camp beneath a bridge outside the town of Del Rio.   Add this to the withdrawal from Afghanistan, a vaccine mandate or test option for employees at …

Story by Will Chappell | Contributing Writer Photo by Houston Chronicle Passage of a strict anti-abortion law in Texas set both sides in the abortion debate on fire, with supporters heralding a new era for pro-life activism and opponents fearing the turning tide. But the new law’s enforcement mechanism to prevent abortions after six weeks …

Story and photos by Ashley Barrientos and WPLN Last summer was undoubtedly an electric season of racial reckoning for the United States. Residents of Nashville were especially instrumental in the mobilization of the Black Lives Matter movement that shook the country’s bones. Thousands of protestors lined the streets of downtown Nashville throughout May, June and …

Story by Ashley Norman / Contributing Writer Emily Smith was 14 years old when she started her first job in Montgomery, Alabama. She restocked shelves at her hometown’s local grocery store. It was 1999, and she was making just over $5 an hour. Fast forward 22 years, and Emily is now working full time as …

Photos by Ashley Barrientos / Lifestyles Editor After a 10-hour shift of serving hot platters of tacos and enchiladas, Sofia slumps into a leather booth. Her small feet throb— she didn’t get a break today— as she glances at her cracked phone screen, which flashes the time: 11 p.m. Surrounded by glasses empty of Coke …

Story by Darby McCarthy / Contributing Writer Photo via Pexels   The COVID pandemic has produced an era of security in testing, but tests aren’t foolproof. They can tell you the opposite of what is true. Consequently, a person with symptoms who is told they’re negative risks infecting family and friends because they didn’t consider …