Elin Johnson
Elin Johnson

Elin Johnson

Elin Johnson has joined the Well News as a summer intern and staff reporter. Elin is originally from Alaska, but attends Linfield college in Oregon where she studies Mass Communication and International Relations. Her work has appeared in The Turnagain Currents, 61° North, Camas Literary Journal, The Linfield Review, and on air on The Cat Call. Outside of journalism, Elin enjoys downhill skiing and hiking.


Recent Work

July 26, 2019
by Elin Johnson
New Dems Push President to Prioritize Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

WASHINGTON - The House New Democrat Coalition has asked President Donald Trump to recommit to negotiations on an infrastructure investment... Read More

WASHINGTON - The House New Democrat Coalition has asked President Donald Trump to recommit to negotiations on an infrastructure investment plan, highlighting the many benefits of bipartisan cooperation on a vital national issue. In a letter written by the coalition’s Infrastructure Task Force, 70 members of... Read More

July 23, 2019
by Elin Johnson
Protests Mount Over New Telescope Planned On Culturally Significant Hawaiian Site

Hawaii’s Lieutenant governor said Monday that talks to end a protest over the construction of a 14th observatory atop a... Read More

Hawaii’s Lieutenant governor said Monday that talks to end a protest over the construction of a 14th observatory atop a sacred Hawaiian mountain are at an impasse, and he’s not sure a compromise will ever be reached. Lt. Governor Josh Green offered that grim assessment after... Read More

July 19, 2019
by Elin Johnson
Alaska Legislature Convenes For Special Session Amid Budget Fallout

Controversy continues to roil Alaska, a week after the state legislature failed to overturn $444 million in budget cuts by... Read More

Controversy continues to roil Alaska, a week after the state legislature failed to overturn $444 million in budget cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy. The latest dispute, resolved only Wednesday, concerned the location for a special session of the legislature that Dunleavy initially called solely to determine... Read More

July 19, 2019
by Elin Johnson
New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a proposal by Representative Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to establish enhanced standards of... Read More

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a proposal by Representative Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to establish enhanced standards of care for people detained at the U.S. border by Customs and Border Patrol. Ruiz’s bill, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody... Read More

July 16, 2019
by Elin Johnson
Reps. Lee, DeLauro Fight to Defend Students Against Predatory Loans

WASHINGTON - Representatives Susie Lee, D-Nev., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., have added their names to the growing list of members... Read More

WASHINGTON - Representatives Susie Lee, D-Nev., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., have added their names to the growing list of members of Congress who are pushing bills that tackle predatory student loan practices. Reps. Lee and DeLauro have introduced a new bill that will protect college students... Read More

July 12, 2019
by Elin Johnson
Connecticut Governor Signs Budget, Closing Deficit Without Hiking Tax Rates

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the state's new spending plan this week, a plan that closes the $3.7 billion deficit... Read More

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the state's new spending plan this week, a plan that closes the $3.7 billion deficit he inherited when he took office in January without raising taxes. “For years, instability in the state’s finances has resulted in slow growth and volatility in... Read More

July 11, 2019
by Elin Johnson
Levin, Pappas Press VA Over Return of Erroneous Loan Fees Charged To Vets

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of... Read More

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** Representatives Mike Levin, D-Calif., and Chris Pappas, D-N.H., are pressing Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to reveal the agency’s plan to... Read More

July 11, 2019
by Elin Johnson
Craig Seeks Lifetime Ban On Lobbying By Former Members Of Congress

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of... Read More

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** WASHINGTON - Representative Angie Craig, D-Minn., has proposed legislation that would ban former Members of Congress from lobbying after they leave... Read More

July 11, 2019
by Elin Johnson
‘Chuy’ Garcia Leads Push to Get Carbon Monoxide Monitors in All Public Housing

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of... Read More

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** WASHINGTON - A bill sponsored by freshman Representative Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., to provide funding for carbon monoxide detectors in all... Read More

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