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Localizing the business of campaign memorabilia

The 2020 presidential election is less than a year away, so yard signs, buttons, bumper stickers, and other memorabilia are already out in full force. Thanks to inexpensive print on

How ‘secure’ is the retirement savings bill?

Business reporters can get ahead of the competition by advancing this personal finance story that will be making headlines in the fall. Retirement experts believe that U.S. workers could soon

Check a subject’s political connections

We’re coming up—again!—on an election cycle which has become practically a full-time business. This is a period where political reporters have at it. A run-up to an election is also

Covering government shutdowns

Government shutdowns take place when appropriation bills or continuing resolutions that would fund the government aren’t passed. These temporary funding gaps can have a major impact on the economy. They

How to report on the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal proposes investing in more green jobs and technology in hopes of combating climate change. The U.S. is one of of the top emitter of carbons, just

Reporting on the business of campaign literature

The midterms are finally here. Over the past few months, campaigns have handed out countless number of pamphlets and other forms of campaign material to encourage voters.  Campaign literature includes

Tracking political ads online

Political spending has skyrocketed since the Supreme Court allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money in advertisements. The extent of the Court’s decision has seeped through the

Covering election hacking on the business beat

Election hacking has remained in the headlines after a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges of hacking Democrats’ emails and computer networks using spear-phishing attacks and

multi-colored plastic straws

Covering the local impact of plastic straw bans

Environmentalists have long decried the wastefulness of single-use plastic straws, but the issue has recently entered the mainstream as Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils at all food service

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