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Emily Overholt

Journalist

Phoenix

Emily Overholt

Tech addict. News junkie. Seeking writing gigs of all types.

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Woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $25,000 from disabled man

A Columbus woman charged with taking more than $25,000 from an elderly man in the hospital pleaded guilty Wednesday in Superior Court. Roswitha Swain, 62, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by taking and one of exploitation and intimidation of a disabled adult. She was sentenced to two years in prison and 15 years of first-offender probation.
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Man suspected of killing 5 arrested in Mississippi

After a two-day manhunt, the man suspected of killing five people in LaGrange, Ga., was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Tupelo, Miss. Thomas Jesse Lee, 26, was arrested at a bus station at about 5 p.m. He was waiting for a bus to Opelika, Ala., officials said. Lee is accused of killing his 33-year-old wife, Christie Lee; his in-laws, William Burtron, 69, and Shelia Burtron, 68; stepdaughter, Bailey Burtron, 16; and Bailey’s friend Iiaonna Green, 18.
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Emily Get Your Gun

A man in his late 50s is asking me if I’ve ever shot a gun before as he hands me a Ruger .22 caliber pistol with 10 live bullets inside. I shake my head and strain to hear his tips through the industrial earmuffs I’m required to wear. He keeps it short. He tells me to close one eye, look at the target and call it a day.

Buffering

This summer’s Supreme Court decision to eliminate buffer zones made a splash in political circles, it hasn’t changed much for protesters. Frank loaded his folding chair into the car Saturday morning to make the half-hour drive from his home in Melrose to Allston, Massachusetts. He needed the chair because he hurt his back a few years ago and can’t be on his feet for too long anymore.

Profiles in leadership: Nicole Stanton balances the scales (Video)

Phoenix's first lady discusses her own political aspirations and what she enjoys doing during her off-hours. She’s the managing partner of Quarles & Brady LLP, with a robust practice in business litigation. She’s head of Stop Bullying AZ, a nonprofit initiative. She’s the first lady of Phoenix when Mayor Greg Stanton can get her to attend events.
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Employers have several guidelines for workers on medical Marijuana

With more than 36,500 Arizonans armed with medical marijuana patient cards, employers must figure out how to ensure their employees are not impaired on the job. Kami Hoskins, an associate with Phoenix labor and employment law firm Jennings, Strouss and Salmon PLC, said the solution isn’t simple. “The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act suggests that (employers) are not allowed to discriminate against cardholders for testing positive for use of marijuana, but there are other laws the employer can look at to sort of help move through the process,” she said.
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Budding enterprise: Why medical marijuana is Arizona's hottest growth industry

An inside look at how dispensaries are transitioning from black market to money makers.
Phoenix Business Journal Link to Story

Superintendent Huppenthal has no plans to resign in wake of blog comment scandal

Despite growing clamor from business and community leaders, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said Wednesday afternoon that he will not resign, and he will seek re-election in the wake of his anonymous and controversial blog comments. “I don’t mind getting beat up,” he said.
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Too soon to trim stimulus, says Boston Fed’s Rosengren

Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said Friday that he dissented from this week’s decision by the central bank to pull back on its stimulus policies, arguing that the unemployment rate remains too high and inflation too low. Rosengren was the lone dissenter among Federal Reserve policy makers, who voted Wednesday to trim monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion because of the improving economy.
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Night spots laud extended T hours

An hour or more before last call, when the last subway trains roll through Government Center, the Friday and Saturday night crowds of diners, drinkers, and partiers thin noticeably. Nick Ruggiero, manager of Anthem Kitchen and Bar, said he doesn’t even have to look at the clock to know that the MBTA witching hour of 12:30 a.m. has struck — he just watches customers stream out the door.
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Using markets to effect social, economic change - The Boston Globe

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho, Siiri Morley watched development workers train women to make crafts without much thought to whether their products would actually sell. Unsold crafts piled up until these businesses and programs inevitably failed, leaving the women without an income, marketable skills, or hope of rising from poverty.
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Group forecasts modest job growth for state - The Boston Globe

The state’s economic expansion, after advancing in fits and starts through 2013, should solidify next year and begin a period of steady but modest job growth, according to a new forecast . Released Wednesday by the New England Economic Partnership, it estimates employment in the state will increase at an average annual rate of 1.4 percent, or about 45,000 to 50,000 jobs a year, through 2017.
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About

Emily Overholt

Emily Overholt is a reporter for the Nashville Business Journal covering health care and technology.

Prior to the Business Journal she she worked as a news associate for the Associated Press, where she covered crime, business, local and state government, bear attacks and odd news in 13 states.

She spent three months churning out more than 70 stories as an intern for The Phoenix Business Journal. During her internship she produced a multi-part cover story exploring medical marijuana's impact on employment in Phoenix for which she was awarded second place by the Arizona News Association for multimedia reporting.

Other career highlights include six months as a Boston Globe business correspondent covering retail, technology, innovation, and banking. While at the Globe she collaborated on Shadow Campus, a three-part investigative series focused on greed and mismanagement in Boston’s off-campus student housing market. The series was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

She also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University Daily Free Press during their coverage of Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, for which the paper was awarded multiple awards by the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast chapter.

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