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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

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Food stamp president: Enrollment up 70 percent under Obama

Enrollment in the food stamp program — officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — has soared by 70 percent in the years since President Obama first took office, a new report finds. Published March 28, 2013

Atheists demand Vietnam memorial tear down cross

The Freedom from Religion Foundation, an atheist group headquartered in Wisconsin, is demanding that city leaders in one Oregon community remove a Vietnam War memorial that is topped by a Christian cross. Published March 28, 2013

** FILE ** Athlete Oscar Pistorius weeps in court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his bail hearing in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Antione de Ras, Independent Newspapers Ltd. South Africa)

Oscar Pistorius wins back passport, right to travel overseas

Oscar Pistorius has won back his passport and the right to travel. A judge sided with his attorneys on Thursday, as they argued that the double-amputee Olympian accused of murder in the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend may actually have to enter track events to compete and earn money, The Associated Press reports. Published March 28, 2013

In this aerial photo, houses sit near the edge of a landslide, near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Dozens of residents flee Puget Sound landslide

Dozens of residents in a peaceful Puget Sound setting were forced to evacuate Wednesday after a huge landslide knocked one house over and threatened 33 others. Published March 28, 2013

Jared Lee Loughner will be sent back to a federal facility for up to four months to determine whether his mental health can improve. (Associated Press)

Gabby Giffords’ gunman had history of drug use, court docs show

The man who went on a shooting spree in 2011 in Arizona, killing 6 and wounding several — including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — was a past drug user who was polite and cooperative after his arrest, newly released court documents show. Published March 27, 2013