Meredith Lawrence is a writer and photographer working on an editorial fellowship for the Observer. She is a former reporter for The Puyallup Herald and The Sheridan Sun. Her work has appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting, Medium and Fashionista and she holds a master of arts degree from Columbia University School of Journalism.
4 days ago | Environment
Have you ever wondered if those "Ozone Action Day Tomorrow" signs actually do anything, if people change their well-worn patterns just because of an orange and black sign flashing past the window? We did too. But the answer, it turns out, is compl...
8 days ago | Environment
Several Southern Methodist University researchers were part of the team of scientists who published a study on Monday which indicates that earthquake activity in West Texas has significantly increased as oil and gas production has gone up in the r...
10 days ago | Healthcare
On Saturday, a federal judge issued a temporary order blocking the Trump administration's proposed new requirement that all immigrants entering the country must show proof of medical insurance in order to be granted entry.
14 days ago | Immigration
This Sunday, yet another new immigration policy will go into effect: immigrants coming into the country will be required to show proof of health insurance or the ability to secure health insurance or pay for medical costs, within 30 days of enteri...
15 days ago | Healthcare
Hormone-based birth control has a much more nuanced and wide-spread effect on women’s brains than we commonly think, according to a new book written by Texas Christian University Research Psychologist Sarah E. Hill.