Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson has written extensively about legal matters and current events. She offers fresh perspectives on controversial issues and consistently reports objectively on notable political cases. Anderson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and frequently volunteers for organizations like Civic Works, RAINN and Kids Against Hunger. She hopes to change the face of politics and make a positive impact on the world around her.

The Aftermath of the Flint Water Crisis: 3 Years Later

The Aftermath of the Flint Water Crisis: 3 Years Later

For many families in Flint Michigan, their stream of water as well as their stream of happiness has been polluted with seemingly constant toxins and negativity. Will I ever be able to rely on my tap water again? Will I every be able to drink out of something other than bottles without worrying about the dangerous repercussions? Will my child be ok? Are …

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“A Life-Threatening Situation”: The Tornadoes in Oklahoma take one victim

Tornadoes engulf areas of the plains on Monday, killing an Oklahoma man and injuring others–marking a period of unpredictable and dangerous weather in the nation’s midsection. An emergency management director said that the man, believed to be in his late 70s, died when the tornado struck his home near Wynnewood, just south of Oklahoma City. This particular storm was considered …

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Migrant Children Kept From Enrolling in School

Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher. Candelario Jimon Alonzo ca Instead, the 16-year-old spends most days alone in the tumbledown Memphis house where …

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The Latest on the Tornado in Nebraska

The most recent updates on the tornado that swept across Nebraska. 7 p.m. The National Weather Service in Hastings says that it received word of a violent tornado in Nebraska. Trained spotters believe that the twisted had reached Nebraska just before 6 p.m in Chapman, roughly 12 miles northeast of Grand Island. Officials at a Chapman fire station in conjunction …

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Los Angeles Man Guilty in 10 ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killings

A former Los Angeles garbageman was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that singled out poor, young black women spanning across two decades. Lonnie Franklin Jr. expressed little emotion as the verdicts were read and family members started crying and murmuring in the gallery. “We got him,” exclaimed Porter Alexander Jr., whose daughter …

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Authorities: Pair Lived in Camper, Daughters in Filthy House

Authorities: Pair Lived in Camper, Daughters in Filthy House

An Alaska couple faces serious child neglect charges after it was discovered that their daughters were kept in virtually unlivable conditions. The parents kept the children in the basement of a decrepit, “mold-filled” house without heat or power while the couple stayed in a makeshift camper in the driveway. Timothy Hogan and Patricia Haugstad-Hogan of Anchorage were charged with misdemeanor …

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Colorado Woman Gets 100 Years for Cutting Baby From Womb

A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger’s womb to 100 years in prison, which included several maximum penalties: such as terminating a fetus’ life as well as 1st degree murder. Judge Maria Berkenkotter said that these harsh sentences are only imposed for the most serious charges, which were justified by the brutality of the …

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Most Ohio Victims Shot Many Times, Some Bruised

A coroner’s report released on Tuesday revealed the degree of brutality in the shootings, finding most victims were shot three to nine times each and some of them were bruised–implying prior altercations. Meanwhile, the criminal is still at large, with more than 200 law enforcement officials engaged in a thorough search to detain them. A 911 caller on Friday said …

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Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing the first stage of its daunting mission to travel across the world. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. following a 62-hour, nonstop solo flight without fuel. The plane landed on Moffett Airfield where Piccard was met by the project’s team. “You …

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Ecuadorians Wait for Food, Shaken by Quake

Ecuadorians searched for food during the days following the earthquake that devastating earthquake that left many in grave danger. Throughout the phase of crippling effects, most areas remain unstable and many more are in peril–primarily coastal towns flattened by last weekend’s powerful earthquake. South America’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade razed entire communities. Many building were destroyed during the quake, including …

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