Kate Michael

Kate Michael

Kate Michael is a writer/reporter based in Washington, D.C. In her early career she worked as a policy analyst for members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate as well as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. After completing an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University, she left Capitol Hill and accepted an appointment to create a Green Collar Jobs program for the government of the District of Columbia. Currently she reports on a variety of topics as a freelance contributor.


Recent Work

May 8, 2022
by Kate Michael
Former Ukrainian Ambassador Pens Memoir, Predicts Ukrainian Victory

WASHINGTON — Still reeling from the way in which her assignment as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine ended, Marie L. Yovanovitch... Read More

WASHINGTON — Still reeling from the way in which her assignment as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine ended, Marie L. Yovanovitch voiced her support for Bridget A. Brink, Biden’s new nominee for the position, while offering her own unique insights on American relations with the embattled country.... Read More

May 4, 2022
by Kate Michael
Florida House’s OJ Day Brings Politicos, Protestors Together Behind Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Politicians, Supreme Court protestors, and passersby were all spotted squeezing some Florida sunshine into their day, enjoying free... Read More

WASHINGTON — Politicians, Supreme Court protestors, and passersby were all spotted squeezing some Florida sunshine into their day, enjoying free orange juice offered by Florida House’s annual Orange Juice Day giveaway on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. Each year on May 4 — National Orange Juice Day... Read More

April 29, 2022
by Kate Michael
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day

WASHINGTON — April 29 is the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a day that reflects appreciation of all trees, founded... Read More

WASHINGTON — April 29 is the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, a day that reflects appreciation of all trees, founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872. Arbor Day is now celebrated on the last Friday of April across the United States.  Morton, a journalist,... Read More

April 28, 2022
by Kate Michael
Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared

WASHINGTON — The nuclear radiation situation at Chernobyl is not currently one that poses great danger to the environment or... Read More

WASHINGTON — The nuclear radiation situation at Chernobyl is not currently one that poses great danger to the environment or to people, according to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi upon his return from a visit to the nuclear reactor site to conduct... Read More

April 25, 2022
by Kate Michael
Delaware Creates Climate Leadership Academy 

WASHINGTON — Late last year Delaware Gov. John Carney unveiled a state climate action plan that was two years in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Late last year Delaware Gov. John Carney unveiled a state climate action plan that was two years in the making, and he made strides recently toward partnering with higher education to help reach communities that may be adversely affected by climate change.  The Delaware... Read More

April 24, 2022
by Kate Michael
Environmental Groups and Labor Merge for Climate Rally in Lafayette Park

WASHINGTON — Taina Lipwak came with elaborate canvas artwork that she attached to the fence around Lafayette’s statue. She wanted... Read More

WASHINGTON — Taina Lipwak came with elaborate canvas artwork that she attached to the fence around Lafayette’s statue. She wanted the crowd to see it, but she hoped President Biden might see it too.  “This is the center of government in the United States,” she told... Read More

April 19, 2022
by Kate Michael
Colorado, Snake Rivers Top Most Endangered Rivers List 

WASHINGTON — American Rivers, a nonprofit environmental organization, published its annual Most Endangered Rivers list of the 10 most-threatened rivers... Read More

WASHINGTON — American Rivers, a nonprofit environmental organization, published its annual Most Endangered Rivers list of the 10 most-threatened rivers in America. The organization contends that climate change and adverse industrial and human activity has caused the rivers’ situation to become dire.  The Colorado, Snake, Mobile,... Read More

April 19, 2022
by Kate Michael
China Has Potential to Be World’s Largest Nuclear Power Operator by 2030

WASHINGTON — In 2021, Xi Jinping surprised the world with his announcement that China would no longer be building coal-fired... Read More

WASHINGTON — In 2021, Xi Jinping surprised the world with his announcement that China would no longer be building coal-fired plants in its Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious program to build physical and digital infrastructure connecting hundreds of countries from Asia to the Middle East,... Read More

April 15, 2022
by Kate Michael
National Park Week Kicks Off With Themes, Day of Free Admission

WASHINGTON — National Park Week kicks off on April 16 with a day of free admission to any of America’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — National Park Week kicks off on April 16 with a day of free admission to any of America’s 423 National Park Service sites and other programs in communities across the country. The week continues with a variety of special programs, events, and even digital... Read More

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