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Gaspard Le Dem

Gaspard Le Dem

Gaspard Le Dem has worked in a wide array of newsrooms –– from print to broadcast, local to international. The best stories, in his opinion, always have one thing in common: they’re focused on people. Whether he’s reporting on Congress or local politics, he always keeps in mind that news should give people a voice. Before joining The Well, he worked at a local paper in Washington D.C., at a financial publication on Wall Street, and at a French newswire with bureaus across the world. If he’s not chasing down a source, you may find him making black-and-white prints in his darkroom or playing blues on his guitar.


Recent Work

August 18, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
New Michigan Program Gives Degree-Seekers Chance To Earn Free College Credits

A new state initiative launched last week by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity allows residents to earn... Read More

A new state initiative launched last week by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity allows residents to earn college credits at state institutions at no cost, and without needing to take coursework. Through a partnership with two educational non-profits, the state will offer free... Read More

August 15, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
National Zoo Says Female Giant Panda May Be Expecting Another Cub

D.C. may have a new furry resident on the way. The National Zoo announced on Friday that its giant female... Read More

D.C. may have a new furry resident on the way. The National Zoo announced on Friday that its giant female panda, Mei Xiang, appears to be pregnant, and could be giving birth to a new cub over the weekend. After conducting an ultrasound on the panda... Read More

August 13, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
The Democratic National Convention Is Upon Us: Here’s What You Need To Know

After much deliberation from party leaders, the Democratic National Convention will be happening virtually this year. Rather than the usual... Read More

After much deliberation from party leaders, the Democratic National Convention will be happening virtually this year. Rather than the usual all-day programming, speeches will be packed into two-hour televised segments across four nights, from Monday, August 17, to Thursday, August 20. Former Vice-President Joe Biden and... Read More

August 13, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
Parents Turn To Homeschooling As Schools Go All-Virtual

Christy Murrell had doubts about the education her teenage son was getting at a public school in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Read More

Christy Murrell had doubts about the education her teenage son was getting at a public school in Fairfax County, Virginia.  The mother of three, who calls herself “a very hands-on parent,” was struggling to communicate with teachers at Westfield, one of the largest high schools in... Read More

August 11, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
New Website Aims To Help Voters Navigate Vote-By-Mail Process

A new tool, designed to help U.S. voters navigate the task of voting by mail by streamlining the process of... Read More

A new tool, designed to help U.S. voters navigate the task of voting by mail by streamlining the process of applying for an absentee ballot, is now available. The free tool, which can be accessed at VoteByMail.io, first asks users to enter their zip code. Then,... Read More

August 11, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
Coronavirus Cases Among Children on the Rise as Schools Gear Up For Reopening

New data shows that a growing number of children across the country are testing positive for the coronavirus as many... Read More

New data shows that a growing number of children across the country are testing positive for the coronavirus as many schools prepare to resume in-person classes this fall. Over the last two weeks of July, the U.S. reported 97,078 new cases of COVID-19 among children, according... Read More

August 3, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
Poll Shows Many Younger Voters Aren’t Prepared To Vote By Mail

WASHINGTON - New polling data shows that while younger U.S. voters are increasingly interested in voting by mail, many aren’t... Read More

WASHINGTON - New polling data shows that while younger U.S. voters are increasingly interested in voting by mail, many aren’t prepared to do so in 2020. According to a survey released this week by public affairs firm Global Strategy Group, 38% of young voters say they’re... Read More

July 30, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
D.C. Public Schools Will Go All-Virtual Until At Least November

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia officials on Thursday announced that D.C. public schools will hold all classes remotely until the... Read More

WASHINGTON - District of Columbia officials on Thursday announced that D.C. public schools will hold all classes remotely until the end of the fall semester’s first term on November 6. The decision comes after several neighboring school districts, including Montgomery County, Fairfax County, and Loudoun County,... Read More

July 29, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem
RNC Intervenes In Iowa Dispute Over Absentee Voting

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee on Monday urged Iowa election officials to block counties from sending out absentee ballot... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee on Monday urged Iowa election officials to block counties from sending out absentee ballot request forms with pre-filled voter information. In a letter, the RNC’s chief counsel asked Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate to issue an order prohibiting local... Read More

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