Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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Malala Yousafzai awarded Children's Peace Prize

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/09/13, 02:35 pm

Lumbering yellow buses, empty Walmart shelves, and squeals of children at recess mark  the beginning of a typical school year in America. But for girls across the globe, going to school is anything but typical. 

The face of this struggle is 16-year-old girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai, who made international news last year when the Taliban attacked her and two friends on their way home from school in Pakistan. 

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Michiganders say 'no' to six ballot initiatives

Politics
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/07/12, 01:56 pm

DETROIT—The tour bus featured a full wraparound graphic with the words “YES on 1, NO on the rest.” It traveled across the state of Michigan the week prior to Election Day carrying Republican Gov. Rick Snyder along with journalists, state leaders, and other officials. The message plastered on the bus was unmistakable. The governor’s words were similarly clear: “YES on 1, NO on the rest.”

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Occupy Facebook

Occupy Wall Street
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/29/11, 04:17 pm

Editor's Note: This past week, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky hosted a group of mid-career WORLD readers for a series of intense journalism training sessions in Asheville, N.C. One of their assignments was to analyze aspects of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and here is one of those commentaries.

Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Detroit. Occupy Boise.

Occupy Sesame Street?

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