Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

Leah Nash/The New York Times/Redux

Portland public

Back to School | Seeking the peace of a very liberal city by helping to rejuvenate a deteriorating school
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/22/14, 01:00 am

PORTLAND, Ore.—Roosevelt High School is in a poor area of Portland, but the beautiful brick building, surrounded by trees and a well-maintained lawn, projects a safe and well-ordered atmosphere. That hasn’t always been the case.

Seven years ago, a lawn overgrown by weeds and a derelict track suggested deeper struggles, and Roosevelt was on a list of potential closures. It was the school where parents did not want their children.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Amanda Lee Myers

Family pleads for detained American's release from North Korea

Persecution
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/13/14, 04:08 pm

The family of an American man detained in North Korea for “anti-state” crimes apologized to the country yesterday and pleaded with officials to show mercy and release him, saying in a statement that they were desperate for him to return home. 

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Juan Ciudad ONGD

Spanish priest dies as ethicists debate Ebola drug protocols

Ebola Virus
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/12/14, 01:25 pm

A Spanish missionary priest died today in Madrid after being treated for Ebola as international officials debate the ethics of using a new experimental drug. 

Read more