Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Republicans punish King for racist remarks

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/15/19, 11:02 am

The Republican House steering committee has blocked Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, from all committee assignments for two years for lamenting to the media that white supremacy and white nationalism had become offensive terms.

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Los Angeles teachers go on strike

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/14/19, 11:31 am

Tens of thousands of teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike Monday morning after contract negotiations broke down Friday. The teachers rejected the latest offer from the district as “woefully inadequate.” Schools remain open during the strike, with the district hiring hundreds of substitutes to fill in for teachers and other staff, a move the United Teachers Los Angeles union called irresponsible. The union asked parents to consider keeping their children home or joining the marchers.

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Kidnapped Wisconsin girl found alive

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/11/19, 12:14 pm

A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing in October was found alive in a rural town after escaping from the house where she was held, authorities said Thursday. Authorities took suspect Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, into custody shortly after Jayme Closs appeared in Gordon, Wis. “It’s amazing, the will of that 13-year-old girl, to survive and escape,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news conference. “And that comes from the hope and the prayers of this community.”

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