Reece Nations

Reece Nations

Reece Nations is an alumnus of Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Journalism and two minors in political science and creative media industries. He is the former managing editor for The [email protected], an award-winning independent online student publication. Nations’ work with The Well News primarily focuses on congressional affairs on both the state and federal levels. His awards include a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Certificate of Merit, two first-place awards for narrative news reporting from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, and a Headliners Foundation of Texas scholarship for exemplary student journalism, and the Region 8 Mark of Excellence Award for Best Independent Online Student Publication. Nations joined TWN after interning with the publication during the Fund for American Studies summer 2020 program. In his exceedingly rare free time, he can be found practicing photography, collecting obsolete forms of media or enjoying obscure sporting events. 


Recent Work

November 16, 2022
by Reece Nations
DACA Recipients Converge on Capitol Seeking Compromise

WASHINGTON — Dozens of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients descended on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to press lawmakers... Read More

WASHINGTON — Dozens of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients descended on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to press lawmakers for legislative safeguards before the 117th Congress wraps up. Recipients of the program, commonly referred to as “Dreamers,” converged in Washington to make the case for... Read More

July 13, 2022
by Reece Nations
Federal Judge Blocks Arizona Law Granting ‘Personhood’ to the Unborn

PHOENIX — U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Rayes on Monday ruled against an Arizona law passed last year granting civil... Read More

PHOENIX — U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Rayes on Monday ruled against an Arizona law passed last year granting civil rights to unborn fetuses after abortion rights groups argued in court the restrictions were unconstitutionally vague. Arizona enacted its “interpretation policy” in April 2021, along with... Read More

July 12, 2022
by Reece Nations
Latino Advocacy Group Calls for Educational Improvements

SAN ANTONIO — UnidosUS, the largest Latino advocacy organization in the country, unveiled a series of policy recommendations for educational... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — UnidosUS, the largest Latino advocacy organization in the country, unveiled a series of policy recommendations for educational advancement on Monday during its annual conference in San Antonio, the first held in person in two years. The policy recommendations come as part of a... Read More

July 8, 2022
by Reece Nations
Wisconsin Supreme Court Quashes Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Ahead of Primary 

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a 4–3 decision that absentee ballot drop boxes are not... Read More

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a 4–3 decision that absentee ballot drop boxes are not permitted by state law and may only be located in election offices rather than throughout each county across the state as they were during the 2020... Read More

July 7, 2022
by Reece Nations
Advanced Nuclear Reactors to Play Key Role in National Decarbonization, Experts Say

BERKELEY, Calif. — New modeling from climate and nuclear energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute has shown how advanced nuclear... Read More

BERKELEY, Calif. — New modeling from climate and nuclear energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute has shown how advanced nuclear reactor development can complement clean energy technologies to reliably meet the country’s future electricity demand. In the report, the analysts outline how advanced nuclear power deployment... Read More

July 6, 2022
by Reece Nations
Discrimination Lurks in University Hiring Platforms 

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is shedding light on the growing trend of discrimination toward non–U.S. citizens on university... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is shedding light on the growing trend of discrimination toward non–U.S. citizens on university job recruitment platforms after landing a score of settlements. DOJ signed 16 settlement agreements requiring private employers to pay a total of $832,944 in civil penalties.... Read More

July 6, 2022
by Reece Nations
National Computer Forensics Institute Reauthorization Critical to Security

HOOVER, Ala. — As the National Computer Forensics Institute comes up for congressional reauthorization, forensics and cybersecurity experts told The... Read More

HOOVER, Ala. — As the National Computer Forensics Institute comes up for congressional reauthorization, forensics and cybersecurity experts told The Well News how the institute’s standardized curriculum is critical to contemporary law enforcement activities. Having a centralized hub for preparing police for handling incidents related to... Read More

July 1, 2022
by Reece Nations
Gun Bill a No-Show at New York Legislature, New Special Session Convened

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers’ plans to cast votes on concealed carry gun legislation Thursday were delayed for hours... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers’ plans to cast votes on concealed carry gun legislation Thursday were delayed for hours by surprise negotiations on the extension of mayoral control of public education and an amendment to the state constitution to protect abortion rights. When Democratic Gov.... Read More

June 30, 2022
by Reece Nations
What They’re Saying About the End of the 'Remain in Mexico' Policy 

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justices on Thursday approved the Biden administration’s attempts to rescind the Migrant Protection Protocol, or the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justices on Thursday approved the Biden administration’s attempts to rescind the Migrant Protection Protocol, or the “Remain in Mexico” border policy, dealing a blow to Republican-led states’ attempts to prolong the enforcement of Trump-era immigration policy. The justices’ decision in Biden v.... Read More

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WASHINGTON — A Senate committee tried to tweak the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law Wednesday to make sure the government... Read More

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