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

May 26, 2022
by Reece Nations
Some Grieve, Others Seethe After Texas Mass School Shooting

UVALDE, Texas — Flags were already being flown at half-staff on Tuesday evening, hours after an armed gunman entered Robb... Read More

UVALDE, Texas — Flags were already being flown at half-staff on Tuesday evening, hours after an armed gunman entered Robb Elementary School and opened fire in a classroom. By then, throngs of reporters and federal agents had descended upon the small southwest Texas town of Uvalde.... Read More

May 25, 2022
by Reece Nations
ExxonMobil Climate Change Lawsuit to Proceed

BOSTON — ExxonMobil will have to defend its business practices in Massachusetts after a lawsuit concerning the oil and gas... Read More

BOSTON — ExxonMobil will have to defend its business practices in Massachusetts after a lawsuit concerning the oil and gas giant's role in propagating climate change was allowed to proceed on Tuesday.  The Massachusetts Supreme Court dismissed Exxon’s special motion to dismiss a state lawsuit alleging... Read More

May 24, 2022
by Reece Nations
GAO Requests Federal Action on Oil and Gas Methane Emissions 

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office is calling for parity on federal methane emission requirements for oil and gas companies.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office is calling for parity on federal methane emission requirements for oil and gas companies. The GAO issued recommendations on Friday for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Land Management to cut down on methane emissions from oil and... Read More

May 23, 2022
by Reece Nations
Federal Judge Postpones Planned End to Title 42 Expulsions

LAFAYETTE, La. — A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday blocked the Biden administration from letting Title 42 expire as... Read More

LAFAYETTE, La. — A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday blocked the Biden administration from letting Title 42 expire as it was originally planned to do this week. District Judge Robert Summerhays of the U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana issued his ruling one week after... Read More

May 20, 2022
by Reece Nations
FDA Rebuffs Total Ban of Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Watch what you eat, or at least what your food is exposed to. The Food and... Read More

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Watch what you eat, or at least what your food is exposed to. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday amended its food additive regulations to no longer provide for previously authorized chemicals to be used due to their abandonment by the... Read More

May 20, 2022
by Reece Nations
Justice Department, ATF Assessment Details Alarming Rise in Privately Made Firearms

WASHINGTON — The first in a series of national firearm commerce and trafficking assessments was published this week after Attorney... Read More

WASHINGTON — The first in a series of national firearm commerce and trafficking assessments was published this week after Attorney General Merrick Garland commissioned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct the study last year. The first volume of the report covers a... Read More

May 19, 2022
by Reece Nations
Bipartisan Group Seeks Permanent Residency Pathway for Documented Dreamers 

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan delegation of lawmakers is renewing the push to create a clear path to permanent legal status... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan delegation of lawmakers is renewing the push to create a clear path to permanent legal status for individuals who age out of temporary protection from deportation. In a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Sens. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Reps.... Read More

May 19, 2022
by Reece Nations
Showdowns Abound in Texas Primary Runoffs

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of Texas primary races around the state will be determined in runoff elections held on Tuesday,... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of Texas primary races around the state will be determined in runoff elections held on Tuesday, May 24, including those for U.S House seats, Texas Senate and House seats, attorney general, lieutenant governor and local offices. Early voting in the elections began... Read More

May 18, 2022
by Reece Nations
Cawthorn Ousted as North Carolinians Pick Their November Nominees

RALEIGH, N.C. — Matchups for North Carolina's general elections were revealed late on Tuesday as the state's primary results rolled... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — Matchups for North Carolina's general elections were revealed late on Tuesday as the state's primary results rolled in. Perhaps the biggest election night surprise came as incumbent GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn conceded the 11th Congressional District race to state Sen. Chuck Edwards. The... Read More

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