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Ansley Puckett

Ansley Puckett

Ansley Puckett is a summer intern and staff reporter for The Well News. Puckett is from Columbia, South Carolina, and attends Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where she studies journalism and English. Ansley has been involved in journalism since 2015 and previously served as the Arts & Culture Editor for her school newspaper, The Appalachian. Now, she serves as the Managing Editor, and outside of school, Ansley writes for All About Women Magazine. When she’s not writing, Ansley enjoys reading and exploring.  


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July 26, 2021
by Ansley Puckett
South Carolina Governor Adds Mental Health Resources to Student IDs

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act, requiring public and private schools in the... Read More

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act, requiring public and private schools in the state to provide a crisis hotline resource of their choosing on student ID card. “This law not only provides our students with easy access to a... Read More

July 23, 2021
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California Governor Signs Legislation to Boost Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television... Read More

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program in order to boost the state’s economy.  Launched in 2009, the Film and Television Tax Credit Program works to attract and retain production... Read More

July 23, 2021
by Ansley Puckett
Preparing Animals for Natural Disasters

Hurricane season is underway and climate experts warn of increasingly severe and frequent storms. Animal advocacy groups are reminding the... Read More

Hurricane season is underway and climate experts warn of increasingly severe and frequent storms. Animal advocacy groups are reminding the public and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to protect animals during natural disasters.  Often left out of disaster planning and with no way to protect themselves,... Read More

July 20, 2021
by Ansley Puckett
Animal Advocates Push for DC Legislation in Welfare Advocacy Training

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare legislation scheduled to come before the D.C. Council.  The event focused on the Animal Care and Control Omnibus Act, The Healthy Hospitals Amendment Act, and the... Read More

July 20, 2021
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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make College Credits Easier to Transfer

Bipartisan legislation aimed at removing a bureaucratic obstacle which prevents some students from receiving their degree or certification is being... Read More

Bipartisan legislation aimed at removing a bureaucratic obstacle which prevents some students from receiving their degree or certification is being proposed by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Mike Braun, R-Ind., John Hickenlooper, D-Colo. and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. The Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2021 would ease the... Read More

July 15, 2021
by Ansley Puckett
The Department of Education Temporarily Changes Federal Aid Verification Process

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will make temporary changes to the Federal Aid Verification... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will make temporary changes to the Federal Aid Verification Process for the 2021-2022 award year.   According to the Department, more than 3 million potential Pell Grant recipients are selected for verification each year. However, due... Read More

July 12, 2021
by Ansley Puckett
Julia Child’s Georgetown Home Renovation Nears End

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American chef lived in it.  The current owner, Rory Veevers-Carter, bought the 1,497 square foot home in 2015 and began official renovations in 2018. The Georgetown home,... Read More

July 8, 2021
by Ansley Puckett
Michigan Governor Signs Bill to Fund Schools’ COVID Recovery Efforts

LANSING. Mich.— Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined students and staff on Wednesday at Ojibwa Elementary in Macomb county to sign... Read More

LANSING. Mich.— Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined students and staff on Wednesday at Ojibwa Elementary in Macomb county to sign a bill that appropriates $4.4 billion in federal COVID relief funding to schools.  According to a release, House Bill 4421 represents bipartisan work completed last June... Read More

July 8, 2021
by Ansley Puckett
Battle Over Abortion Bill in South Carolina Continues

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a ban on the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat. McMaster signed the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act on Feb. 18. ... Read More

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