Journalist covering state and federal courts in Los Angeles. Previously covered state government in Pennsylvania and municipal governments in upstate New York.

Music industry and technology: 

How Fender plans to change the way the world learns to play guitar.

Vinyl fans still flocking to physical stores.

How Audiotree is reinventing music videos, one live performance at a time.

Interactive music videos are the latest way to get under listeners’ skin.

Streaming concerts is the new gateway for brands into music.

Transportation:
Parents of victims in DUI crashes band together for tougher penalties for drunk drivers.

Pennsylvania makes tens of millions of dollars selling driver data to third parties.

The 93-year old crumbling Greenfield Bridge is coming down – hard  (includes video).

A year after ride-sharing services arrived, DUI rates were noticeably lower.

An increase to traffic ticket fines backfired, upon investigation of the hike.

Politics and government:
Responsible Ohio wanted to legalize marijuana, so they took their campaign to the streets.

How campaigns use technology to scour for data and make contact with could-be voters.

Writing about a proposal to verify veteran status on driver’s licenses uncovered loose auditing in the state’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

An investigation into cabinet member travel revealed a secretary who lived out-of-state.

Profiles:
Getting to know the nation’s youngest state legislator, elected at age 18.

First Lady Frances Wolf settles in to her new role as Pennsylvania’s First Lady.

Essays:
How Fast Do We Make Improvement — my personal look at a promising ballet school.

Changing lanes takes patience — on pedestrian/cyclist safety education.

Projects:
The Great War and the Steel City – a long-term, multimedia centennial commemoration.

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