Katie Gaultney
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COVID-19 pressure mounts in the Sun Belt

Coronavirus | States from California to Florida are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. After weeks of declining mortality rates, the death toll is beginning to rise
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 7/13/20, 05:07 pm

Sherry Tutt remembers her big sister LaKecial Tutt—or Keshia to some, “Mz. Pinky” to others—combing her hair when they were little. Then as teenagers, they used to fight over the house phone. It drove their mom, Doris LaVon “Von” Sims, crazy, but the three women were close: “We were all each other had,” Tutt said. 

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“The Church is a place for healing”

Churches | Christian leaders throughout the U.S. are speaking up in the pulpit, in prayer, and at protests after George Floyd’s death and widespread violence
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 6/03/20, 01:59 pm

Peaceful protests have filled Los Angeles streets in recent days. But the city has seen riots and looting too.

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Dallas riots leave volunteers, businesses to clean up the mess

Protest | Peaceful protests morphed into riots Friday and looting Saturday
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 5/31/20, 04:32 pm

Saturday morning in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood looked similar to most others: Cyclists and window-shoppers breezed along sidewalks while diners enjoyed brunch at popular cafes. A few more police cars, some plywood-boarded windows, and the occasional glint of glass fragments on the ground marked the only evidence of dramatic protests the night before. 

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