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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

A Honda Passport that crashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a swampy pond on the morning of March 10, 2013, in Warren, Ohio. Highway Patrol officials say speed was a factor in the violent early morning crash that killed six teenagers. (Associated Press)

Speed cited in Ohio crash that killed 6 teens

Police say speed, not alcohol or drugs, was a key factor in a crash that killed six of eight teenagers in an SUV headed down an Ohio roadway on Sunday. Published March 11, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama signs the health care reform bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 23, 2010, as Marcelas Owens (left), 11, of Seattle and Rep. John D. Dingell (right), Michigan Democrat, look on. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Bionic suit to help paraplegics walk could be 'Obamacare' casualty

It's the stuff of science-fiction books — or, at least, of television "bionic man" fare. But researchers say they now have the technology to let paraplegics walk. The only problem is, they're not sure how market-friendly they can make it because of "Obamacare" mandates. Published March 11, 2013

** FILE ** House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., left, gestures during a news conference on saving Medicare as part of the Health Care Overhaul, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky: More crackdowns coming, as 'I'm against handguns'

Rep. Jan Schakowsky said at a women's rights rally that a Democratic-backed push to ban so-called assault weapons and to mandate background checks for private gun sales were just the beginning of a larger agenda to clamp down on Second Amendment rights. Published March 11, 2013