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Chrissie Thompson

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Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Chrissie:

Charter schools are closing, but Betsy DeVos and other politicians want more. What's next for them?

Charter schools are closing. Politicians are vowing to crack down. Teacher unions are gaining influence. How will charter schools survive? → Read More

Chevy Volt was going to save Detroit. Now its workers are losing jobs

America's most storied manufacturer was supposed to use American workers to build a new kind of American vehicle. That dream is over now. → Read More

Chevy Volt was going to save Detroit. Now its workers are losing jobs

America's most storied manufacturer was supposed to use American workers to build a new kind of American vehicle. That dream is over now. → Read More

Chevy Volt was going to save Detroit. Now its workers are losing jobs

America's most storied manufacturer was supposed to use American workers to build a new kind of American vehicle. That dream is over now. → Read More

Highest-ranking GOP congresswoman faces closest race yet in 'year of the woman'

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranking GOP woman in Congress, faces a tight race for re-election. Her challenger? Another woman, of course. → Read More

'Is this really a school?' Desperate for education, Detroit students pin hope on lawsuit

One student said his Detroit high school reminded him of a state prison. Why some students think the courts offer their last hope for better schools. → Read More

Joe Biden had plenty to say about President Trump during a stop at an Ohio barber shop

"It's not like he's liberal or conservative," Former Vice President Joe Biden said during a campaign-style stop to an Ohio barber stop. Biden said Trump's only goal is to unravel the legacy of President Barack Obama, with whom Biden served for eight years. → Read More

Joe Biden had plenty to say about President Trump during a stop at an Ohio barber shop

"It's not like he's liberal or conservative," Former Vice President Joe Biden said during a campaign-style stop to an Ohio barber stop. Biden said Trump's only goal is to unravel the legacy of President Barack Obama, with whom Biden served for eight years. → Read More

Joe Biden had plenty to say about President Trump during a stop at an Ohio barber shop

"It's not like he's liberal or conservative," Former Vice President Joe Biden said during a campaign-style stop to an Ohio barber stop. Biden said Trump's only goal is to unravel the legacy of President Barack Obama, with whom Biden served for eight years. → Read More

Joe Biden coming to Cincinnati June 29 to fundraise for Richard Cordray

The verdict is out on whether ice cream will be served at the fundraiser, which supports the Democratic candidate for governor. → Read More

New poll: Ohio should ban AR-15 assault weapons

In the poll, 91 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of Republicans said they backed an assault-weapons ban. → Read More

New poll: Ohio should ban AR-15 assault weapons such as those used in school shootings

Neither the Republican nor the Democrat running for Ohio governor has backed efforts to prohibit semi-automatic weapons. → Read More

New poll: President Donald Trump isn't on the ballot in 2018. In Ohio, he might as well be

Nearly all voters in a recent poll said they will make their choice in November based on whether they want to support President Trump's policies or push back against them. → Read More

New poll: President Donald Trump isn't on the ballot in 2018. In Ohio, he might as well be

Eight in 10 likely Ohio voters say they will make their decision in November based on their opinion of Trump -- even though he's not on the ballot. → Read More

New poll: Dems Richard Cordray, Sherrod Brown lead races for Ohio Gov., U.S. Sen.

A poll showed Richard Cordray leading Mike DeWine in the race for governor by seven points, while incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown leads Jim Renacci by 16 points. → Read More

Ohio governor's race: Will we see Barack Obama, Donald Trump?

It's unclear whether Obama and Trump will campaign in Ohio for the governor's race. → Read More

Ohio governor's race: Will we see Barack Obama, Donald Trump?

Obama and Trump have each seen their popularity wane since their election as president. Are they coming to Ohio to battle it out? → Read More

Ohio governor's race: Will we see Barack Obama, Donald Trump?

Obama and Trump have each seen their popularity wane since their election as president. Are they coming to Ohio to battle it out? → Read More

Ohio governor's race: Will we see Barack Obama, Donald Trump?

Obama and Trump have each seen their popularity wane since their election as president. Are they coming to Ohio to battle it out? → Read More

In midterm elections, Republicans are running against ... Hillary Clinton. Still.

Hillary Clinton has left politics, but the Democrat is still all over midterm political ads and not in a good way, a USA TODAY Network analysis shows. → Read More