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Debbie Goffa
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In the middle of a brutal winter, states throughout the country are grappling with a new crisis, a shortage of rock salt to melt ice on roadways. Here's a look at what's being done to combat limited supplies.
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You shouldn't miss this. Poor woman. Heartbreak when a son does something like the Navy Yard shooting: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-cathleen-alexis-mother-navy-yard-shooter-20130918,0,942336.story
Cathleen Alexis , the mother of Aaron Alexis, who shot to death 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard before being killed by police, apologized to the victims’ families Wednesday as she spoke out for the first time since the ; rampage in the nation’s capital:
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Montana's Supreme Court blocks Judge Baugh's attempt to hold a re-sentencing hearing in a controversial rape case. >>
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-montana-supreme-court-blocks-resentencing-20130906,0,6646263.story
Montana¿s Supreme Court blocked a judge¿s attempt to alter a month-long prison sentence of a teacher convicted of raping a student
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Now that we can see and hear the whole video, seems Weiner had reason to get into a shouting match. Look for yourself. http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-anthony-weiner-jewish-heckler-20130905,0,3692979.story 
Rapidly fading New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is giving new meaning to the word chutzpah and it is a slant that would make even his online sexting alter ego, Carlos Danger, blush.
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Remember the story earlier this year about the baby in the stroller being shot between the eyes during an alleged robbery attempt in Georgia? The teen who police said fired the shot was convicted today: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-baby-stroller-murder-conviction-20130830,0,902440.story  
MARIETTA, Ga. — An 18-year-old man was convicted Friday of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller in a town in a coastal Georgia town.
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This is such a sad story but nice to see such care and concern for the boy and his mom:  Girl, 6, dies in Phoenix car accident; brother, 8, was at the wheel.... www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-phoenix-car-accident-girl-died-20130830,0,4772502.story
An 8-year-old boy will likely not face charges for driving and crashing his mother¿s car, fatally injuring his 6-year-old sister.
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But it's up for National Guard and reserves...
WASHINGTON—Suicides among soldiers on active duty dropped steeply last year but went up among those in the National Guard and reserves, according to Army data, suggesting discrepancies in efforts to stem the epidemic of soldiers taking their own lives.
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Colorado officials will join with the CDC to investigate 75 recently ill people, three of whom died, in possible connection to the use of synthetic marijuana >> http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-colorado-probe-synthetic-marijuana-20130906,0,51545.story
Colorado and federal officials are investigating whether about 75 hospital cases, including three deaths, are connected to the use of synthetic marijuana .
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Maybe it was a good thing this small doe didn't stumble in front of hunters? The police were terrific to help the terrified deer. Check out the video. http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-kansas-city-deer-20130905,0,1193520.story
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A registered nurse who knows plenty about concussions thinks he's built a better way to keep a football helmet from popping off during big hits: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-football-helmet-safety-latch-20130830,0,4647264.story
From his home in Kalispell, Mont., Jim Wegener was anxiously watching Thursday night’s college football game between Tulsa and Bowling Green.
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In case you missed this one, a small North Dakota town has a dilemma >> http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-north-dakota-supremacist-20130830,0,3005509.story
Leith, N.D., got a rude awakening last week when it was revealed that a newcomer in town was plotting a takeover to make Leith a white-supremacist haven.
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Editor
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Reporting, writing, editing
Employment
  • Los Angeles Times
    Asst. National Editor, present
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Am an editor, sometimes cynical, always try to be hopeful.
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Am an assistant editor on the National section of the Los Angeles Times, and am the editor of Nation Now.
Education
  • Mount St. Mary's College
    Humanities, 2013 - present
    Working on a master's while working full-time. Goal is to use my long experience as a writer and editor in new and more far-reaching ways.
  • California State University, Northridge
    Journalism
    Editor of the Sundial and editor of the long-form magazine The Northridge Journal, president of the CSUN chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, won national awards for editorial writing and feature writing.
  • Mount St. Mary's College
    English, 2011 - 2012
    Graduated with school awards for critical thinking and for academic achievement. Maintained a 4.0 GPA while working full-time.
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