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Melissa Lewis

Melissa Lewis

Data Reporter

Biography

Melissa Lewis is a data reporter for Reveal. Prior to joining Reveal, she was a data editor at The Oregonian, a data engineer at Simple and a data analyst at Periscopic. She is an organizer for PyLadies Portland and the Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Lewis is based in Oregon.

Articles

COVID-19

Divided states of the pandemic

The federal government’s failure to manage the pandemic shifted the burden to local officials. We look at state responses in California and Florida.

Jun 13, 2020
COVID-19

Pandemic, protests and profits

Protesters around the country are pushing to loosen stay-at-home orders. Meanwhile, some Amazon workers say not enough is being done to protect them.

Apr 25, 2020
COVID-19

Essential workers

Farmworkers, grocery store clerks and airline employees are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. But what’s being done to protect them?

Apr 4, 2020
Sustainability

The tell-tale hearts

Trump’s deregulatory fervor bolsters the chemical industry and Defense Department’s effort to debunk the science linking TCE to fetal heart defects.

Feb 29, 2020
Criminal Justice

When Tasers fail

In police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.

Dec 7, 2019
Criminal Justice

Bound by Statute

The actions of police, prosecutors and judges in Mississippi ultimately end the childhood of black kids far more often – and with far greater severity.

Nov 14, 2019
Accountability

Pardon me

The inquiry into President Donald Trump brings memories of Richard Nixon and the pardon that changed history. Also, how the pardons system broke down.

Nov 2, 2019
The Trump Era

Pardon me

We share the story of a broken pardons system, leaving a backlog of 13,000 applications, and a pardon attorney’s office that the White House ignores.

Jul 6, 2019