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 Hub@TTU, 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 17, 2022
by Reece Nations
California Fights Inflation With Relief Package, Minimum Wage Bump 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians are getting help addressing the costs of rising inflation through a higher minimum wage and a... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians are getting help addressing the costs of rising inflation through a higher minimum wage and a new relief package proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom. California's minimum wage will rise to $15.50 per hour next year under a state law passed in 2016... Read More

May 14, 2022
by Reece Nations
Louisiana Judge Hears Oral Arguments in Challenge to Title 42 Termination

LAFAYETTE, La. — Judge Robert Summerhays of the U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana heard arguments on Friday in a... Read More

LAFAYETTE, La. — Judge Robert Summerhays of the U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana heard arguments on Friday in a federal lawsuit that seeks to delay the planned end of the Title 42 migrant expulsion public health authority. Lawyers for a coalition of states made their... Read More

May 13, 2022
by Reece Nations
Texas Supreme Court Rules to Allow Trans Abuse Inquiries 

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday that the state child welfare agency can continue investigating... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday that the state child welfare agency can continue investigating parents and doctors who provide gender-affirming care for transgender youth. Gov. Greg Abbott’s February directive to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services compelled the... Read More

May 12, 2022
by Reece Nations
Strong Early Turnout Sets Stage for North Carolina Primaries 

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates against each other for the House, Senate, state Supreme Court and appellate courts. As of May 12, a total of 369,724 absentee ballots were cast out... Read More

May 11, 2022
by Reece Nations
Biden Administration Taking Steps to Lower Farming, Food Costs

KANKAKEE, Ill. — President Joe Biden is blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for supply chain disruptions that are causing yield-impairing... Read More

KANKAKEE, Ill. — President Joe Biden is blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for supply chain disruptions that are causing yield-impairing fertilizer shortages and driving up food prices. The war’s repercussions have sent international food prices to record highs, according to United Nations data. The U.N.’s Food... Read More

May 11, 2022
by Reece Nations
House Passes Resolution to Establish Congressional Staff Union

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved a resolution Tuesday evening that allows its staffers to form a union, granting... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved a resolution Tuesday evening that allows its staffers to form a union, granting them the same rights to negotiate with their employers that workers across the country have. The resolution passed along party lines in a 217-202 vote, without... Read More

May 10, 2022
by Reece Nations
Starbucks Faces Bitter Brew of Federal Labor Complaints

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The regional director for the National Labor Relations Board in Buffalo, New York, filed a complaint last... Read More

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The regional director for the National Labor Relations Board in Buffalo, New York, filed a complaint last week against Starbucks alleging the coffeehouse company committed a litany of federal labor law violations. Starbucks Workers United alleges the company promised employees increased benefits and... Read More

May 8, 2022
by Reece Nations
Ukraine Invasion Could Influence Biden’s National Security Strategy

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans.... Read More

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans. Classified versions of President Biden’s National Security Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review and National Defense Strategy were transmitted to Congress in late March, but the official release... Read More

May 5, 2022
by Reece Nations
California Considering Extending Life of Last Nuclear Plant 

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — As California braces for possible electricity shortages in the coming summer months, Gov. Gavin Newsom is... Read More

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — As California braces for possible electricity shortages in the coming summer months, Gov. Gavin Newsom is considering delaying the planned decommissioning of the state’s last nuclear power plant. The Diablo Canyon Power Plant was scheduled to have its twin reactors closed by... Read More

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