Sunday, March 26, 2023

Natalie La Roche Pietri

Natalie is a senior double majoring in journalism and English. An NBCU Academy DEI fellow, she is reporting from Washington, D.C. on national issues that affect the South Florida community. She has an interest in political reporting and gender issues.

Biden approves Willow, an oil-drilling project in Alaska (includes video story)

President Biden’s approval of the Willow Project, an oil-drilling project in Alaska, has sparked both outrage over its environmental impact and celebration...

Gender equality is almost 300 years away, according to United Nations report

Decades worth of advancement toward global gender quality is “vanishing before our eyes,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the U.N.’s...

D.C.’s fight for autonomy hits roadblock (includes video story)

In an unprecedented move, Washington, D.C. city council chairman Phil Mendelson withdrew a crime bill Monday after President Biden said he wouldn’t...

Black Women push for diversity on Capitol Hill (includes video story)

In 2018, Keenan Austin Reed was working as chief of staff to then-Virginia U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin. She was on her way...

Florida establishes program to relocate migrants (includes video story)

The Florida legislature passed a bill last week in a special session that allows the state more latitude in transporting immigrants from...

Biden calls for unity in State of the Union address (includes video story)

In the midst of shouting from several Republican members of Congress, President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union Address...

Supreme Court delays taking Texas and Florida online free speech cases (includes video story)

Lawsuits against Florida and Texas laws about online speech are making their way to the United States Supreme Court, but the cases...

Florida school bans theater production for LGBT themes (includes video story)

At a Jacksonville school, a student production of “Indecent,” the play by Paula Vogel, was banned for its LGBT themes.

Veteran Affairs increases care to prevent veteran suicides (includes video story)

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Jan. 13 that it would extend care to help prevent veteran suicides.

More than a controversial label, Latinx was political tactic during midterm elections

In the aftermath of the midterm elections, many are still discussing and analyzing the red wave that swept some corners of the...