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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Brittany Dickerson, left, places a ring on Ashley Owens' hand as they're married by the Rev. Bud Liptrap, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Harry Barry Park in Twin Falls, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Drew Nash) ** FILE **

Barilla pasta maker — humbled by gay pressures — gives LGBTs rights

Barilla pasta maker — the Italian company that a year ago said gays could "go eat another brand" if they disagreed with the firm's traditional family values — has now done a 180 and touts a new gay-friendly culture that even includes a lesbian couple on its website to promote family dinners. Published November 19, 2014

Republicans say OK to $120M tax hike on duck hunters

House Republicans said yes in a voice vote to a measure that will, in the end, hike permit costs on duck hunters by $120 million — a substantial amount that at least one conservative group is decrying as actually a tax increase. Published November 18, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (left) meets with Rev. Starsky Wilson (center) and Rich McClure (right) after swearing the two men in as co-chairs of the 16-member Ferguson Commission in St. Louis Tuesday. The independent commission has been created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. (Associated Press)

Nixon swears in Ferguson Commission ahead of jury verdict

Tensions remained high Tuesday in Missouri as police, protesters and policymakers prepared for unrest in anticipation of the grand jury's verdict in the August shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Published November 18, 2014

Jose Canseco (Associated Press)

Jose Canseco turns to eBay to sell shot-off finger

Baseball's Jose Canseco may have accidentally shot his finger off while cleaning his gun — but he's not letting the limb go to waste. Rather, he's turning to eBay with an offer that he's hoping Yankee fans can't refuse. Published November 18, 2014

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson (Facebook photo)

Ferguson protesters target Boeing, Anheuser Busch

Ferguson protesters have released a list of target rally sites and intended hits, and among them: Boeing and Anheuser Busch, companies that have little to do with Officer Darren Wilson's August shooting of teen Michael Brown. Published November 18, 2014

In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, photo, people stand near a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., during protests for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer. (Associated Press)

Ferguson-area police blog warns: 'I'm serious, get a gun'

A social media forum for police — the "St. Louis Coptalk" site — that's frequented by law enforcement agents from Ferguson and surrounding areas includes this dire warning to residents: Go get a gun. Published November 18, 2014

Milwaukee County, Wis., Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. rides his horse during the Mexican Independence Day Parade in Milwaukee in 2010. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, John Klein) ** FILE **

Sheriff David Clarke on fighting crime: Get rid of 'data-driven crap'

Milwaukee's tough-talking Sheriff David Clarke — who once famously told city residents to arm themselves so they could take out any "clown" who entered their homes — now says that communities shouldn't rely on "data-driven crap" to fight crime. Published November 17, 2014