Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the political beat and other topics as national editor for WORLD Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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All the lonely people

Relationships | As the British government creates a Ministry of Loneliness, opportunities abound for faithful churches to respond to people’s deepest needs
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/19/18, 03:14 pm

As the U.S. government hurtles toward a possible government shutdown over disagreements about immigration and fiscal spending, the British government announced this week they would attack another perplexing problem: loneliness.

A 2017 study found more than 9 million people in Britain reported they often or always feel lonely. (That’s nearly 15 percent of the population of the United Kingdom, and it’s more than the entire population of London.)

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Pot shots

Law | Legalized marijuana sets up a showdown between federal and state law, and rewards unlikely benefactors 
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/18/18, 12:53 pm

In at least four California cities, a new opportunity awaits low-income citizens convicted of certain drug crimes: a leg up on starting their very own marijuana business.

California has joined seven other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing marijuana for recreational use, and the state began allowing sales on New Year’s Day. In some spots, hundreds of customers lined up hours before shops opened.

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Lessons from abroad for Trump

Poverty | Sometimes suffering—not prosperity—is a crucible for greatness
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/12/18, 03:31 pm

Twitter lit up on Friday with inspiring stories about immigrants from the nations President Trump apparently derided during a meeting about immigration in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon.

Bandal Luk, a project manager at Arizona State University’s Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, tweeted about coming from one of the African nations Trump reportedly slammed.

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