I'm happy to say that I am now the data reporter on the investigative team at the Arizona Daily Star. Please check out our last project, Losing Ground: Tucson Kids Pay Poverty's High Price.
More recently, I have been negotiating with police agencies over public-records policies, and I requested that the Arizona attorney general clarify what agencies can charge for records and whether the public can scan documents that they have asked to inspect. On Dec. 2, Attorney General Tom Horne issued an opinion very favorable to my cause. I am very, very excited about this.
I reached a milestone in my freelance career a couple of years ago. My reporting appeared for the first time in The New York Times as part of the coverage of the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shootings in Tucson. I contributed to stories about the medical condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, the Loughner family, vitriol in Arizona politics and the town halls congressmen held in response. My first byline came in a story about Tucson's recovery. I also helped to cover one-year anniversary events.
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