Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery gives Shayne Newman goose bumps.
Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery gives Shayne Newman goose bumps.
First lady Michelle Obama was joined by dozens of children to promote better water-drinking habits.
Junior chefs whipped up healthy recipes for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, earning them seats at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House on Friday.
 
 
 
Daniel Wheaton Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Senate Finance committee chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., leads the July 10 markup hearing Thursday on the Senate bill that funds the Highway Trust Fund. Several amendments were dropped from the bill to increase its chances of passing. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Senate Finance committee chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., leads the July 10 markup hearing Thursday on the Senate bill that funds the Highway Trust Fund. Several amendments were dropped from the bill to increase its chances of passing. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWASHINGTON - The months-long controversy about how to fund the nation's highways and bridges reached an important mile marker Tuesday.

Megan Card Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says carbon pollution is an assault on U.S. resources Tuesday at a rally to support the Clean Power Plan after he testified in favor of the program. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal has led to four, two-day public hearings across the country. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., says carbon pollution is an assault on U.S. resources Tuesday at a rally to support the Clean Power Plan after he testified in favor of the program. The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal has led to four, two-day public hearings across the country. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON – Hundreds of people around the U.S. attended the first day of hearings Tuesday about a federal proposal to cut carbon emissions. In Washington, they ate fudge brownie ice cream to mark the occasion.

Kate Winkle Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: James Zogby, Arab American Instutite president and Zogby Research Services director, left, and Center for American Progress policy analyst Matt Duss say Tuesday that a new poll shows that Americans who know Arabs or Muslims are more likely to have a favorable opinion of them. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: James Zogby, Arab American Instutite president and Zogby Research Services director, left, and Center for American Progress policy analyst Matt Duss say Tuesday that a new poll shows that Americans who know Arabs or Muslims are more likely to have a favorable opinion of them. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleWASHINGTON – As the month of Ramadan ends and conflicts continue in the Middle East, the Arab American Institute released poll results showing that although American opinions of Muslims and Arabs are more negative than previous years, Americans also want to know more about both groups.

Anna Giles Jul 29, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Andrea Rodriguez, legal director at the Central American Resource Center in Washington, says that without a lawyer, it will be difficult for most children coming across the board to prove a viable claim for asylum or other provisions that would allow them to stay in the U.S. SHFWire photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: Andrea Rodriguez, legal director at the Central American Resource Center in Washington, says that without a lawyer, it will be difficult for most children coming across the board to prove a viable claim for asylum or other provisions that would allow them to stay in the U.S. SHFWire photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON - Most of the thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border have no chance of winning legal status in the U.S. if the government does not provide them with lawyers, immigration experts say.

Erin Bell Jul 28, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Roger Phelps, promotional and communication manager for Stihl Inc., gives instructions to children Monday who were planting grass, tree saplings and milkweed at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Renewal and Remembrance event sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Roger Phelps, promotional and communication manager for Stihl Inc., gives instructions to children Monday who were planting grass, tree saplings and milkweed at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Renewal and Remembrance event sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery gives Shayne Newman goose bumps.

Anna Giles Jul 28, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Obama awards the National Medal of Arts to Linda Ronstadt, an American pop singer with 11 Grammy awards, during a ceremony at the White House. Obama said he had a “little crush on Ronstadt back in the day.” SHFWire photo by Anna GilesClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Obama awards the National Medal of Arts to Linda Ronstadt, an American pop singer with 11 Grammy awards, during a ceremony at the White House. Obama said he had a “little crush on Ronstadt back in the day.” SHFWire photo by Anna GilesWASHINGTON – For President Obama, the arts and humanities are like medicine.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – A coalition of immigrants and allies marched to the White House Monday, demanding executive action on undocumented immigrants’ rights.

Xander Zellner Jul 28, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience during a summit for young African leaders in Washington. Questions ranged from gender equality to antitrust laws to unemployment. The fellows in the audience represented all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience during a summit for young African leaders in Washington. Questions ranged from gender equality to antitrust laws to unemployment. The fellows in the audience represented all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerWASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke to a group of 500 young Africans Monday about gender equality and how to find peace and success in the continent.

Kate Winkle Jul 28, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Alex Sinha, of Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, says government surveillance harms press freedom, the right to counsel and the public’s right to information. He released his report on how surveillance affects journalists and lawyers Monday at the National Press Club. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleClick on photo to enlarge or download: Alex Sinha, of Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union, says government surveillance harms press freedom, the right to counsel and the public’s right to information. He released his report on how surveillance affects journalists and lawyers Monday at the National Press Club. SHFWire photo by Kate WinkleWASHINGTON – Some journalists and lawyers resort to espionage tactics to continue to work successfully amid government surveillance, according to a report released Monday.

Gavin Stern Jul 25, 2014

 

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., talks about revitalizing Detroit at the Gallery Plan B in Washington at a fundraiser Thursday. SHFWire photo by Gavin SternClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., talks about revitalizing Detroit at the Gallery Plan B in Washington at a fundraiser Thursday. SHFWire photo by Gavin SternWASHINGTON – Never forget the town you drove out of.

Detroit expatriates in Washington celebrated their city’s 313th birthday Thursday, dressed in their best Red Wings red, Tigers orange and Wolverine maize. Somewhere, maybe, there was a Lions fan.

Megan Card Jul 25, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Jackie Maffucci, research director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, says veterans need more comprehensive approaches to treat mental health injuries. Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, led a discussion Thursday about findings from the 2014 member survey. SHFWire photo by Megan CardClick on photo to enlarge or download: Jackie Maffucci, research director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, says veterans need more comprehensive approaches to treat mental health injuries. Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, led a discussion Thursday about findings from the 2014 member survey. SHFWire photo by Megan CardWASHINGTON – A survey of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans finds nearly half of them know another veteran who has attempted suicide.

Erin Bell Jul 24, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Sam LaHood, former Egypt country director for the International Republican Institute, says when he applied for life insurance, his broker thought he was obligated to include his conviction in Egypt on the application. He called on Congress to affirm that the convictions of 43 nonprofit workers are not recognized under U.S. law. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Sam LaHood, former Egypt country director for the International Republican Institute, says when he applied for life insurance, his broker thought he was obligated to include his conviction in Egypt on the application. He called on Congress to affirm that the convictions of 43 nonprofit workers are not recognized under U.S. law. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – For 43 workers arrested in raids of nonprofit offices in Egypt in 2011, their convictions still loom over their heads.

Daniel Wheaton Jul 24, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: A DJI Phantom quadracopter drone flies at the National Press Club on Wednesday. This model is a common type of drone used for aerial photography and videography. Learning to use it is relatively simple. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonClick on photo to enlarge or download: A DJI Phantom quadracopter drone flies at the National Press Club on Wednesday. This model is a common type of drone used for aerial photography and videography. Learning to use it is relatively simple. SHFWire photo by Daniel WheatonWhen Justin Kyser’s DJI Phantom buzzed in the air near in Beatrice, Neb., a neighbor knocked on his door with a familiar threat:

“I’ll shoot your drone down if it flies over my yard.”

Xander Zellner Jul 23, 2014

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief of the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, works out of his Washington office to represent the government of Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief of the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, works out of his Washington office to represent the government of Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. SHFWire photo by Xander ZellnerWASHINGTON - Inside a brick building on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, amidst small shops and restaurants, sits the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the closest thing Palestine has to an embassy.

Erin Bell Jul 23, 2014

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Robert D’Amelio, volunteer advocate for Autism Speaks, has two sons with the disability. He testified Wednesday about how the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act could help families like his. SHFWire photo by Erin BellClick on photo to enlarge or download: Robert D’Amelio, volunteer advocate for Autism Speaks, has two sons with the disability. He testified Wednesday about how the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act could help families like his. SHFWire photo by Erin BellWASHINGTON – Like many parents, Robert D’Amelio worries about his three children.

But his biggest concern is for his son Christopher.

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
1090 Vermont Ave. N.W. - Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-408-2748